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Sunday 18th August 2019

Berkeley shore/Pill     This morning two Turnstones, a Black-tailed Godwits, two Oystercatchers, 17 Redshanks, three Common Sandpipers, three Wheatears and a Reed Warbler. (Paul Taylor). A Whinchat this morning just N of Berkeley Pill, Sharpness side. (Andy Jordan).

WWT Slimbridge     The SPOONBILL still from Mid Point, nine Turnstones flew towards Saul Warth, two Wheatears along the Summer Walkway, two Wheatears from Robbie Garnett, also a juvenile Shelduck, two Little Ringed Plovers, a Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, a Black-tailed Godwit, 7+ Yellow Wagtails and 20+ Pied Wagtails, two Swifts over the Tack Piece and a Green Sandpiper on the Rushy. (Paul Masters/Mark Hobson/Ken Burrows/Paul Dunham). Pics by Paul D.

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Gloucester     At Horsbere Flood Storage Lake this afternoon the GREAT WHITE EGRET still, also a Little Egret and a Grey Heron. At Barnwood Park a Little Egret in a garden which has Wootton Brook at the bottom. (Derek Lightstone/Dave Stone). Pic by Dave.

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Saturday 17th August 2019

Gloucester     At Horsbere Flood Storage Lake this evening a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Kestrel, a pair of Buzzards and a Grey Heron. (Andy Watts). 

Nailsworth     410+ House Martins, 25+ Swallows, seven Swifts and a Sand Martin flying S up to 5:30pm. (Terry Grant).

Minchinhampton Common     550+ Starlings today. (Terry Grant).

Cotswold Water Park East   At Pit 119 today N of Lechlade three Grey Herons, three Oystercatchers, two Green Sandpipers, 36 Black-headed Gulls, two Little Egrets, nine Teal, 30 Mallards and a Kingfisher. (Paul Charles).

Forest of Dean     At Wenchford at 7am a Dipper by the entrance bridge. At Cannop Ponds at 8am 22 Mandarins, two Tufted Ducks, a male Bullfinch, six Chaffinches, a colour ringed Dipper (blue R, red L) below the Stoneworks, c4 Swallows, c10 House Martins and three Grey Wagtails. At New Fancy View at 9:15am a male Crossbill by the car park , 1+ Siskin heard and two Ravens. (Derek Hale). Pic by Derek.

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Frampton     On the Sailing Lake this morning three Swifts, 50+ Sand Martins, a Common Sandpiper, a Common Tern and the adult Yellow-legged Gull. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth to Splatt Bridge     Two Redstarts, 15 Yellow Wagtails, a Whinchat, a Cetti’s Warbler singing, 31 Avocets on the river and four Kestrels this morning. (Gordon Hodgson).

WWT Slimbridge    Two Arctic Terns, two Grey Plovers, a Hobby and three Greenshanks at high tide. (Dave Paynter). A SPOONBILL roosting on the Dumbles, six Swifts through, four Turnstones, six Knot, 20 Avocets and a Bar-tailed Godwit on the river. (Ian Ralphs). Also 156 Curlews, 121 Barnacle Geese, four Great Black-backed Gulls, 12 Little Egrets, 12 Shelducks and a Cormorant and a Sanderling from Zeiss hide. (Helen Bojaniwska). A Hobby flew low S through the Rushy at 8:45am. (Jon Mercer).

Minchinhampton    On the polo ground this morning a Wheatear, three Swifts, 20 Swallows, 105 Common Gulls, 33 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 32 Black-headed Gulls and a Herring Gull. (Seb Buckton).

Guscar Rocks and Cone Brook     At high tide today 180 House Sparrows on a wheat field, also 22 Goldfinches, seven Greenfinches, two Collared Doves, a Buzzard, eight Grey Herons, a Cormorant, 140 Black-headed Gulls, 320 Curlews, two Oystercatchers, a Dunlin and two immature Shelducks. (Iain Crawford).

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Friday 16th August 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A juvenile Wood Sandpiper and four Ruff on South Lake today. From Zeiss hide seven Sanderlings, three Turnstones, 112 Ringed Plovers, 183 Dunlin, a Knot, a Redshank, a Greenshank, 36 Black-tailed Godwits, 41 Avocets and a SPOONBILL roosting on the edge of Dumbles. (Slimbridge Sightings/Derek Hale).

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Thursday 15th August 2019

Quedgeley     A Raven in Aldi car park at 12:30pm. (Matt Lathan).

Minchinhampton    On the polo ground this evening a Yellow Wagtail with 12 Pied Wagtails and 19 Common Gulls and ten Black headed Gulls. (Seb Buckton).

Ozleworth    A Hobby hunting amongst a large flight of Swallows this evening. (Katharine Goatman).

Forest of Dean     A male Silver-washed Fritillary at Forge Hill, Lydbrook was a garden first today. (Chris Sullivan).

WWT Slimbridge     At high tide this morning 85 Shelducks, a SPOONBILL, a Hobby, five Oystercatchers, 50 Avocets, 300 Dunlins, 26 Knot, 290 Curlews, a Whimbrel, two Common Sandpipers, four Turnstones and a Wheatear. The Curlew flock included at least six of the ringed head-started birds released at Slimbridge this summer. (Mike Smart).

Guscar Rocks     At high tide this evening 37 Canada Geese, three Grey Herons, a Lapwing, two Ringed Plovers, 505 Curlews, a Whimbrel, a Common Sandpiper and six Yellow Wagtails. (Mike Smart).

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Wednesday 14th August 2019

Frampton     On the Sailing Lake this evening three Arctic Terns (1 ad, 2 juvs), five Common Terns (3 ads, 2 juvs), 40+ Swifts, a male Wigeon, 14 Gadwalls, four Teal, the adult Yellow-legged Gull and a Kingfisher. (Nick Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss Hide a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper with the wader flock over high tide this morning. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Sharpness Docks     An adult and juvenile Peregrine unsuccessfully chasing a Black-headed Gull at lunchtime today. (Chris Wells).

Nailsworth     At least 129 Swifts flying S, most of them this evening. (Terry Grant).

Gloucester     At Alney Island a Peregrine flew across Castlemeads 9:45am towards the Cathedral and a Treecreeper by the N.R. car park on Westgate Bridge at 10:30am. (Ian Elphick).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon two Snipe and a Green Sandpiper. (Duncan Dine).

Whitminster    A Hobby flew across the A38 today. (Jeff Kirby).

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Tuesday 13th August 2019

North Cotswolds     A juvenile Hobby sunbathing today. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard. Richard Tyler Photography

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Ebley     On Doverow Hill this morning a young Tawny Owl calling and an adult seen later roosting in a tree, a family of Buzzards with two young and a female Sparrowhawk. This afternoon c30 Swifts, four Ravens and a Hobby flew over, and the Ring-necked Parakeet is still in Foxmoor Lane. (Steve Kear).

Frampton pools     This afternoon the adult Yellow-legged Gull and 4+ Common Terns on the Sailing Lake, two Green Sandpipers on the Blue Pool and six on Court Lake, a Little Egret on Court Lake and two Painted Ladies in the Gravel Wash. (MK). Earlier 11 Mistle Thrushes, four Nuthatches, a Willow Warbler and a Reed Warbler still feeding young. (Nick Goatman). Pic by Mike.

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WWT Slimbridge     Five Green Sandpipers and a Greenshank on the Rushy and a Common Sandpiper from Robbie Garnett hide. (Geoff Moyser). Two Whimbrels flew downriver viewed from the Summer Walkway hide. (Tim Salkeld).

Berkeley shore     Four Turnstones, three Common Sandpipers, a Common Gull and a Wheatear today. (Martin Greenish/Michelle Davies).

Cam     A Mediterranean Gull flew over calling at 6pm presumably heading to the estuary to roost. (Scott Petrek).

Forest of Dean     At Lydney Dock 173 Canada Geese. At Poor’s Allotment 19 Linnets, four Stonechats ( 2 ads, 2 juvs), eight Swallows, five House Martins, a Marsh Tit heard, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker heard, two Buzzards, a Nuthatch. At Tidenham Park 16 Mistle Thrushes together, two Chiffchaffs, 30 Linnets, a Willow Warbler, five Long-tailed Tits and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher/Jake King).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon four Snipe and a Green Sandpiper. (Adrienne Sanders). The Constant Effort ringing session today caught 32 birds including an adult female Redstart, 11 Whitethroats, four Blackcaps, a juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker and a juvenile Reed Bunting. (Mervyn Greening/Mike Smart).

Guscar Rocks     On the evening tide c500 Curlews, two Turnstones and three Yellow Wagtails. (Mike Smart).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair, Stock Doves, Buzzards, House Martins, Sand Martins, Swallows, Ravens, a Green Woodpecker, a pair of Kingfishers, a Little Egret and a Grey Heron. Other sightings included two Fallow Deer, a Bank Vole, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Holly Blue, Painted Lady, Gatekeeper and Large White butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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Monday 12th August 2019

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide two juvenile/female Garganeys today. (Ian Hull).

Saul Warth     This afternoon a Little Egret, four Turnstones, 100+ Curlews, 16 Dunlins, a Common Sandpiper, a Kestrel, two Redstarts, 6+ Yellow Wagtails, three Whitethroats, a Chiffchaff, a Skylark, 50+ Swallows, two House Martins, a Sand Martin and two Painted Ladies. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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Berkeley shore     This afternoon an adult Yellow-legged Gull, six Common Sandpipers, three Yellow Wagtails and a juvenile Wheatear. Also seven species of butterfly including Clouded Yellow and 50+ Painted Ladies. (Paul Taylor).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included two Red Kites, four Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, 13 Mallards, two Canada Geese, two Grey Herons, four Red-legged Partridges, four Stock Doves, three Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs, a Grey Wagtail, 160+ Jackdaws, 20 Rooks and 14 Carrion Crows. Also an adult Stoat crossing the Ham Road. (John Fletcher).

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