After a busy window of migration things have slowed right down here at Slimbridge. The winds have changed to a westerly direction so few birds are arriving.
In the last week numbers have grown of lapwing (4,000) and golden plover (1200).
There was also a good passage of fieldfare over the site last week.
Bewick’s swan numbers have remained about 90 for the last few days, so a lot more are still to arrive.
Two bitterns have arrived on the site and are viewable from the South Finger hides. They are likely to stick around now.