WWT Slimbridge 11 RUSSIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE circling the Trust from 7:55am, the first of the autumn. (Martin McGill). Also today from Robbie Garnett hide c60 Teal, 40 Gadwalls, 30 Wigeon and six Canada Geese. From Martin Smith hide a Kingfisher, four Mallards and ten Teal. On the Rushy two Spotted Redshanks, four Ruff, two Black-tailed Godwits, 30 Teal, an Avocet, a Snipe, six Shovelers and two female Pintails. (Dave Tait).
Pintail by Dave Tait
Saul Warth 11 RUSSIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE flew N over Hock Ditch at 8:45am. At high tide two Grey Herons, nine Little Egrets, 21 Shelducks, a Grey Plover, 190+ Dunlins, 50+ Ringed Plovers, two Wheatears, four Meadow Pipits, 4+ Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, two Grey Wagtails, 100+ Goldfinches, nine Swallows S and two Jays. (MK). After the tide four Grey Plovers, two Bar-tailed Godwits, three Sanderlings, three Little Stints, 200+ Dunlins, 56+ Ringed Plover and a Knot. Along the hedgerows four Stonechats, two Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Wheatear and a Redstart. (Neil Smart). Also a Kestrel hunting dragonflies. (Nigel Young).
White-fronted Geese by Mike King
Kestrel by Nigel Young
Cleeve Hill This morning a Wheatear, two Stonechats, a Blackcap and a Kestrel. (Jeremy Holland).
Chavenage Lane/Calcot area At least eight Red Kites, 20+ Buzzards and eight Stonechats today. (Terry Grant).