A Great White Egret spent much of this morning standing in a field between CWP 22 and CWP 25 viewed from the Spine Road. Kim Milsom
20 Little Egrets came in to roost on CWP 17 (viewed across pit 16). A Mediterranean Gull was in the CWP 16 roost. Kim Milsom
Ashton Keynes: Garden sighting – first Brimstone Butterfly of the year. Richard Vernon.
Also about 40 Common Frogs in garden pond plus at least 7 Smooth Newts. Today we had the first spawn from the frogs, 1 day earlier than last year. John Grearson
John Grearson also reported a colour-ringed Black-headed Gull at CWP 12 yesterday. It had been ringed as a chick in June 2013 at CWP 9 and had been seen twice since in the Severn estuary. It is worth keeping any eye open for any colour ringed birds.