Slimbridge, Stonebench and Quedgeley

Saturday 4th August 2007

Sightings today with Andy:
Slimbridge WWT
17 Snipe flew over the car park heading east, two Whinchats (adult and juvenile), 12 Dunlin, two Oystercatchers and two Ravens at Mid Point, 110 Black-tailed Godwits, two Spotted Redshanks, 17 Redshanks, two male Ruff, a Green Sandpiper, 12 Dunlin, 150 Lapwing, 3 Common Terns (adult and two juveniles) and 300 Black-headed Gulls on South Lake.

The male Redstart still and five Stock Doves.

Quedgeley Nature Reserve
Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown and Green-veined White butterflies, a female Ruddy Darter dragonfly and a Meadow Grasshopper.

(Photos of, from the top, Holly Blue, juvenile Whinchat, Meadow Grasshopper and female Ruddy Darter © Paul Masters)


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