Cotswold Water Park East A FERRUGINOUS DUCK on Pit 127 at 2:15 pm. No further news. (Mick Jones).
Saul Warth Between Hock Ditch and Hock Cliff this morning, two Greenshanks flew upstream at 7:30am and a Wheatear on the rocks. A Spotted Flycatcher in the tall willows behind the sluice. High tide distant waders included 180 Curlews, 200+ mixed Dunlin/Ringed Plovers, seven Ruff and three Sanderlings. (Sam Walker). This afternoon three Wheatears at Hock Ditch. (Mike Davis). Between Saul Warth and Splatt Bridge a Marsh Harrier, a Hobby, three Greenshanks, three Snipe, a Ruff, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Tree Pipit, seven Yellow Wagtails and a Swift with a hirundine flock. (Gordon Hodgson).
Frampton 13 Ravens flew NE over the garden at 11:30am. (Gordon Hodgson). At the pools this evening the adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Common Sandpiper, a Redstart, two Lesser Whitethroats, two Whitethroats, two Yellow Wagtails, three Reed Warblers, three Willow Warblers, 42 Chiffchaffs, ten Blackcap, a Cetti’s Warbler, 21 Sand Martins, six House Martins and five Swallows. (Nick Goatman).
Nailsworth Two Swifts flew S this evening at 6:40pm. (Terry Grant).
WWT Slimbridge A Cattle Egret with the Long-horned Cattle on the Bottom New Piece at 9:35am. (Neil Smart). Hobbies, Little Egrets, Curlew, a female Marsh Harrier and Kestrels from the Safari. (Howard Smith). This morning three Greenshanks in front of the Rushy hide until 10:30am then flew off to the river. Also two Spotted Redshanks with 20+ Redshanks, two Black-tailed Godwits, six Snipe, five Avocets and a Green Sandpiper. On South Lake 12 Ruff, 30+ Black-tailed Godwits and a Green Sandpiper. (Jon Mercer).
Spotted Redshanks, Redshanks & Black-tailed Godwit by Jon Mercer
Greenshanks by Jon Mercer
Purton to Sharpness An OTTER hunting this morning. Also lots of Swallows, a pair of Kingfishers, 4+ Mandarins, a Kestrel and a Curlew. (Mike Davis).
Bourton-on-the-Water A Great White Egret with three Little Egrets fishing in the river on Lansdowne. (Steve Kear).
Sudgrove A Whinchat near the trig point. (Mark Hobson).
Halmore Three Common Cranes over SE. (Paul Taylor).
Gloucester A 2nd hand report of two young Kingfishers being fed noisily near the tall ships in the docks this morning. (per Charles Martell).