With less rain and wind than yesterday but still cold, a Cattle Egret turned up at Fretherne today in a field near Fretherne Bridge with Little Egrets. The Egrets were disturbed after some time by a Sparrowhawk and a Buzzard and the Cattle Egret disappeared from view.
(Photo above with a Little Egret)
Earlier at Slimbridge there was a Little Stint and a Spotted Redshank on the Tack Piece, also a Peregrine, 63 Bewick's Swans, a Snipe, 85 Golden Plovers, 25 Redshanks, 40 Curlews, c50 Dunlin and 1000 Lapwings. 80+ White-fronted Geese were on the Dumbles.