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WWT Slimbridge From Zeiss hide two Common Sandpipers, 139 Lapwings, 12 Dunlins, nine Redshanks, 143 Black-tailed Godwits, nine Ruff ( 7 male, 2 females), 19 Avocets, a Snipe and a Cetti’s Warbler today. (Ian Hull).
Northleach Swifts still feeding young today in the village. (Richard Tyler). Pics by Richard.
Moreton Valence-Saul Marina Between Castle Bridge and Saul Marina a Clouded Yellow butterfly and a Grey Wagtail by the sluice at Wycliffe Boat Club. Also an Emperor dragonfly and Black-tailed Skimmers. (MK). A Common Tern carrying fish heading south past Castle Bridge. (Jeremy Squire).
Coombe Hill Meadows From the Grundon hide two Wigeon, a Gadwall, Grey Herons, a Lapwing flock, two Little Ringed Plovers, two Green Sandpipers, and a pair of Wheatears. Along the canal and towpath two Buzzards, a female Redstart, Sedge Warblers, Swallows, House Martins and Greenfinches. Also Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Common Blue, Comma, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Peacock, Red Admiral, Large, Small and Green-veined White butterflies and Silver-Y Moths, Emerald, Common Blue and Banded Demoiselle damselflies, Emperor, Brown Hawker, Southern Hawker, Four-spotted Chaser, Black-tailed Skimmer, Ruddy Darter and Common Darter dragonflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.
Sharpness A juvenile Little Ringed Plover this evening on the outer dock basin before flying off high south at 8:20pm. (Andy Jordan).
Saul Warth Pre-7:30 am two adult Mediterranean Gulls with 500+ Black-headed Gulls, 21 Dunlins, 61 Curlews, six Black-tailed Godwits on the river, a Cuckoo in the sheep paddock and two Siskins S. (Francis Steuck).
Quenington/Fairford Along the Coln valley from Quenington to Fairford today. A family of four Dippers at Rag Hill, a Grey Wagtail, two Kingfishers, two Grey Herons, seven Coots, four Moorhens, three Pied Wagtails and Otter spraints near Cuckoos Corner. Three Bullfinches (2m, 1f), two male Blackcaps, a Whitethroat, three Wrens, eight Chaffinches, 14 Goldfinches, a Mistle Thrush, a pair of Tufted Ducks, eight Mallards, a Little Grebe, a female Stonechat at SP 14787 03029. Three Buzzards, a Kestrel, a Red Kite, a Grey Partridge and a Stoat, at SP 14304 02789. Two Linnets, two Yellowhammers, a Coal Tit, a Marsh Tit, three Corn Buntings on wires at SP 14291 03080. On uncut thistle flowers numerous common species of butterflies but notably a White Letter Hairstreak. (Michael Cook).
Barnsley A HONEY BUZZARD at 2pm in flight W of Barnsley. (Martin Wright).
Leighterton 1+ QUAIL at 1:15pm and 1:30pm calling SE of the village. (Ken Heron). No sign this evening but 7+ Corn Buntings, a family of six Whitethroats (2 ads, 4 juvs), four Linnets, three Skylarks, a pale Buzzard and a Tawny Owl calling. (MK).
WWT Slimbridge Four GREAT WHITE EGRETS this morning from Zeiss hide then flew S towards Sharpness at 10:20am. (Terry Stevenson). Two Peregrines over the Canoe Trail. (Sam Walker).
Cleeve Hill This morning two Corn Buntings, 16 Yellowhammers, 6+ Skylarks, two Whitethroats, eight Linnets, 11 Swallows and a male Sparrowhawk. Also a Clouded Yellow butterfly and four Dark Green Fritillaries. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish). Pic by John.
Cheltenham A Grey Wagtail in Waitrose car park at 11am. (David Norman).
Berkeley shore A Greenshank this evening, also five Common Sandpipers and four Teal. (Paul Taylor).
Saul Warth A Whimbrel at Hock Ditch at 8:50am. (Martin Greenish).
Halmore This morning at least two Purple Hairstreaks, a Hobby and a Buzzard over and a pair of Kestrels with at least two recently fledged juveniles. (MK). Pic by Mike.
Purton At Purton timber ponds a Common Tern and four Mandarins this morning. (MK). Pics by Mike.
WWT Slimbridge A juvenile Mediterranean Gull on the Rushy showing well in the Black-headed Gull roost this morning. (Tim McGrath).
Symonds Yat In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrines, a Goshawk, Buzzards, Ravens, a Blackcap, Swifts, Swallows, House and Sand Martins, Stock Doves, a Grey Heron, a Song Thrush and a Green Woodpecker. Also Rose Chafers, Hummingbird Hawk moths, Bank Voles, Fallow Deer and Silver-washed Fritillary, Small and Large White, Holly Blue, Painted Lady, Common Blue, Speckled Wood, Ringlet and Gatekeeper butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).
Uley A White Stork reported at midday over Uley Bury and village. (Chris Bolton).
Netheridge Farm A GREAT WHITE EGRET flew over W at 7:45am. (Mark Hobson).
WWT Slimbridge A SHORT-EARED OWL on the Dumbles seawall near Holden Tower this morning then flew over the bank to the Tack Piece. (Slimbridge Sightings).
Frampton pools Two GREAT WHITE EGRETS, a Green Sandpiper, 14 Common Terns, five Grey Herons, 100+ Starlings and five Swifts around the pools this evening. (Nick Goatman).
Cotswold Water Park West At Shorncote Reed beds around Pits 84, 85a and 85b this afternoon birds included 12 Common Terns including two juveniles, nine Black-headed Gulls including four chicks, one of which killed by a tern, three Gadwalls, two Tufted Ducks, eight Mute Swans (6 cygnets), two Buzzards, five Lapwings, two Grey Herons, a Cormorant, a Stock Dove, nine Swallows, two Lesser Whitethroats, a Willow Warbler, two Reed Warblers, three Sedge Warblers, five Greenfinches, 15 Goldfinches and 12+ Reed Buntings. (John Fletcher).
WWT Slimbridge Three Little Ringed Plovers still on South Lake and one on the Rushy at 1pm. Also seven Green Sandpipers from hides along the Holden walkway. (Paul Cousins). Pic by Paul.
Frampton pools A late male Cuckoo, the first three Common Tern juveniles flying, two Shovelers, eight Tufted Ducks, three Lesser Whitethroats, eight Whitethroats, two Yellow Wagtails, a Garden Warbler, 31 Chiffchaffs, 22 Blackcaps, 15+ Reed Warblers and a Coal Tit with young. (Nick Goatman).
Ashleworth A pair of Spotted Flycatchers feeding young in a private garden today. (Richard Humphrey).
Southrop A Barn Owl hunting at 10pm. (Pete Grimmitt).
Purton A Grasshopper Warbler reeling near the Timber Ponds this evening. (Chris Newton). No sign between 10:20-11pm.
Sharpness This morning a sub-adult SPOONBILL, a Tree Pipit, three Common Sandpipers and three Mandarins. (Andy Jordan).
Frampton pools A juvenile Cuckoo, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Common Sandpiper, five Oystercatchers, a Hobby, a Water Rail with three full grown young and five Grey Herons. (Nick Goatman).
WWT Slimbridge Birds today included six Ruff, 102 Curlews, 48 Dunlins, a juvenile Mediterranean Gull, a Hobby, a Cetti’s Warbler, 11 Little Egrets, a Kingfisher and three Little Ringed Plovers. (Tom Weston-McClung/Neil Smart/Jon Mercer).
Symonds Yat From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair, Buzzards, Ravens, a Jay, a Green Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tits, Swifts, Swallows, House and Sand Martins. Other sightings included Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Ringlet, Large White and Holly Blue butterflies, Rose Chafers and Hummingbird Hawk moths. (Chris & Phil Andrews).
Epney A Red Kite over at midday. (Jeremy Squire).
Gloucester A Red Kite high over Plock Court at 2:30pm. (Andy Jayne).
Tidenham A Little Owl on wires beside the A48 near Tidenham. (Dan White).
Nailsworth Two garden Marsh Tits today. (Terry Grant). Pic by Terry.
Coombe Hill Meadows Birds today included two immature Ravens, a Cormorant, a pair of Canada Geese with two large goslings, 17 Greylags, a male Wigeon in eclipse, two Shovelers, 3+ Teal, a female Gadwall with four ducklings, 15 Grey Herons, three Little Egrets, two Kestrels, 140 Lapwings, a Snipe, four Oystercatchers, 8+ Green Sandpipers, three broods of Redshanks, a Little Ringed Plover, a Kingfisher, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Sedge Warblers, six Linnets and 100 Rooks. (Mike Smart/John Fletcher). Pic by John.