A first winter glaucous gull was present at Torr res from 3.15-5.20 this afternoon after which it headed north west, presumably to roost at Chew. Also an adult med gull in the roost at Torr.
The glaucous gull was back at torr again this evening, present in the roost from 5.15. Also 2 adult med gulls present. As we walked back down the track at 6.30 a woodcock flew low over our heads.
Glaucous gull again on site today from 1530 to around 1600 when it flew westerly direction
2 Egyptian geese on the flood adjacent to the reservoir this afternoon were a new site record. Also a green sand in the same area. Nothing of note in the gull roost although a 1st winter yellow-legged gull was present when we arrived at 4.50.
As we walked back down the track after 6.30 3 woodcock flew low past us, presumably heading out to feed on the wet fields over night.
A juvenile kumliens gull was in the smaller than usual roost this evening from about 5.45. This looks like a different individual to the one seen in early February.
Also a black-tailed godwit on the island and a woodcock again passing us on the track as we left at dusk.
Juv iceland gull present at Torr from at least 1.45 until 4.15 this afternoon.
An osprey hovering briefly over the southern end of the reservoir before continuing north at 5.30pm was only my second record for the site. Always an impressive bird to see!
The juvenile Iceland gull came in at 5.55 and fed on the field until 6.35 when it departed northwards. This bird has followed the same routine most of the week.
2 wheatears, 1 white wagtail, 6 snipe and 8 sand martins also present this evening.
Also in the east of the county today, red kites were again on the move with singles heading northwards near Bruton and over the Blackmore Vale.
Perhaps it was one of these Red Kites at Halecombe Quarry, Leigh upon Mendip yesterday afternoon.