WWT Slimbridge The WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT still this morning at Middle Point showing on and off until midday at least. (Slimbridge Sightings). The Members’ Gate is open from 8:15am until 9:30am (have your membership card ready), access after 9:30am via the Visitor Centre. Approach very quietly, view from the seawall and remain quiet to listen for the song.
Bluethroat by Karen Jayne
Also today on South Lake two summer plumaged Spotted Redshanks and two male Ruffs in full breeding plumage, one white and one black. (Craig Reed). From Robbie Garnett hide three Green Sandpipers on the Tack Piece. (Dot Jones). Seven Whimbrels from Middle Point. (Sam Walker). From Kingfisher hide the Barn Owl hunting at 9:50am. (Clare Glanville).
Barn Owl by Clare Glanville
Cotswold Water Park East At Pit 132 a Great White Egret, three Black-tailed Godwits, a Greenshank, two Green Sandpipers, a Snipe, two families of Little Ringed Plover with nearly fully fledged young and 200 Sand Martins. (Duncan Dine).
Coombe Hill Meadows At 5:30pm a Green Sandpiper, two Little Ringed Plovers, five Redshanks with two juveniles, two Avocets with two juveniles, c12 Lapwings including two juveniles, an Oystercatcher, a Cormorant, a Grey Heron, two Little Egrets and two Mute Swans with seven cygnets. (Andy Langley). A Mallard on the canal with eight tiny ducklings, an adult Little Grebe, Coot chicks on the canal and song from Skylark, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).