Forest of Dean A shrike sp seen again today briefly at 9:30am at SO 63393 13065 by the ringing team, and thought to be probably juvenile Woodchat. (Rob Husbands/Harriet Robins/Gareth Jones).
WWT Slimbridge Birds today included a Marsh Harrier from Zeiss hide, Peregrine, Water Rail, Spotted Redshanks, Greenshank, Little Stint, the Ross’s Goose, Snipe and Great White Egret. (Chris Newton/Dursley Birdwatching Club/Dot Jones). From Hogarth hide a Grey Heron, c70 Lapwings, c50 Teal, six Shovelers, eight Ruff, six Gadwalls and 12 Black-tailed Godwits. On South Lake two Cattle Egrets, c30 Teal, c50 Tufted Ducks, 12 Pochards, a Little Grebe, a Great Crested Grebe and ten Mallards. (Dave Tait).
Cattle Egrets by Dave Tait
Marsh Harrier by Chris Newton
Great White Egret by Chris Newton
Berkeley A female Merlin at the Pill this morning. (Andy Jordan). On the flood plain by the by-pass a Grey Heron, Mallards, Canada Geese and two distant Buzzards over Bushy Grove. (Paddy Doyle).
Bourton-on-the-Water A Cetti’s Warbler singing at the south pits this morning. (Andy Lewis).
Cheltenham A Peregrine on St Gregory’s Church this morning. (Eric Harris).
Winchcombe Two Green Woodpeckers heard calling from the garden and a Tawny Owl calling at night. (Andrew Worthington).
Saul Warth A Stonechat this afternoon. (Nigel Young).