Seal spotted at Slimbridge
A seal has been spotted at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire.
The animal has strayed miles from the sea and has been making the River Severn near the reserve its happy hunting ground for the last 2 months.
Staff say they've been seeing the harbour seal on a daily basis.
The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust has revealed it's to cull gulls at its centre in Gloucestershire.
English Nature has granted licences which allow the shooting of around ten gulls a year at Slimbridge to protect its rare birds.
It says it only does it as a last resort and other tactics usually work.
The flamingo that's a 'swan'
A flamingo in Gloucestershire has shunned standing on one leg for floating in water in an effort to cool down.
Experts at Slimbridge Wetland Centre say they have never witnessed the "unusual" behaviour before.
The 52-year-old Andean flamingo began floating when temperatures first soared a few weeks ago.
He now regularly indulges in a mid-afternoon float, with his legs outstretched behind him.
Paul Rose, a flamingo expert at WWT Slimbridge, said: "Lots of flamingos go for a quick paddle around but I've never seen anything like this.
“I first noticed the unusual behaviour as the weather warmed up a few weeks ago so I think it is his way of keeping cool in the heat of the day.
“He floats with his legs outstretched behind him for long periods of time.
“I think it is his way of relaxing, as he seems very content. It is presumably the equivalent to a human floating in a swimming pool on a lilo.”
A pair of kingfishers are generating plenty of interest at Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire. The birds have set up home in a manmade bank in full view of the hide.
It's been packed with birdwatchers and photographers hoping to get that perfect shot. David Lay, from the centre says it's a positive sign for a species that's suffered badly over the last few years.
First cranes in 400 years
A pair of cranes are nesting at the Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire. It's the first time in 400 years that wild cranes have bred in the UK.