Frampton & WWT

Sunday 15th February 2009

It was another fairly mild day, with some sunsine breaking through this afternoon, making for a good day to be out and about. At Frampton the Long-eared Owl was still at the reed-bed south of Splatt bridge, and a Little Egret was in the field just before it, with another near the church. A Water Rail was at the flashes near the north reed-bed and a Cetti's Warbler was singing nearby. At Slimbridge WWT, birds included, from Zeiss Hide, four Ruffs and two Peregrines, and the Bean Geese in flight heading towards the Holden Tower at 2:15pm, a Water Rail and a Siskin were at the Kingfisher Hide feeders, and later on the Tack Piece as well as the White-fronted Geese there were six Bean Geese, a Brent Goose, three Ruffs, two Spotted Redshanks, two Oystercatchers, and three Black-tailed Godwits.

(Photos, top, a Bewick's Swan on final approach into the Rushy Pen for the evening feed, below, a Water Rail at South Finger, a Pintail and Bean and White-fronts)


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