WWT Slimbridge A GREAT SKUA flew upriver at 7:35am, it flushed the SPOONBILL as it passed through and was lost to view over Hock Cliff. 45 Common/Arctic Terns, two BLACK TERNS and a SANDWICH TERN off Middle Point at 8:50am. (Martin McGill). Two Garganeys on South Lake. (Jonathan Bull). At Middle Point over the high tide 250+ Dunlins/Ringed Plovers, four Bar-tailed Godwits, two Greenshanks, a Golden Plover, four Little Egrets, a Great White Egret and a SPOONBILL. On the fence line six Wheatears, a Reed Bunting and nine Meadow Pipits. Two Spotted Redshanks on the Rushy. (Neil Smart). Three Snipe from the Discovery hide on South Lake. A moulting adult Black-tailed Godwit on the Rushy. (Dave Tait).
Black-tailed Godwit by Dave Tait
Snipe by Dave Tait
Saul Warth A SHORT-EARED OWL at 2pm, then hunting distantly between the Warth and Splatt Bridge at the river’s edge. At high tide 18 Avocets, a Ruff, four Ringed Plovers, a Dunlin, a Sanderling, 50+ Curlews, four Little Egrets, two Teal, two Little Owls, 300+ House Martins, 14 Swallows, a Sand Martin, a Chiffchaff, two Grey Wagtails, 6+ Meadow Pipits, a Sparrowhawk and 70+ Goldfinches. (MK).
Short-eared Owl by Mike King
Ringed Plover & Sanderling by Mike King
Frampton Two Swifts over early afternoon. (Gordon Hodgson).
Coombe Hill Meadows Early morning a Spotted Redshank, four Snipe, a Green Sandpiper, five Teal, two Shovelers, a Little Egret, two Grey Heron and five Cormorants over. (Jeremy Holland). Also a Hornets nest in the hide. Pic by Nigel Young.
Awre This evening a hunting cream-crowned Marsh Harrier, a Great White Egret on the river, three Little Egrets, three Common Sandpipers, 22 Yellow Wagtails, four Wheatears, nine Chiffchaffs and a Peregrine. (Lewis Thomson).
Aylburton A Hobby over Chapel Hill at 9:30am. (Martin Vaisey).
Cotswold Water Park East A Great White Egret at 1:30pm at Pit 132. (Duncan Dine).