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Tuesday 17th September 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The BITTERN flew S over the Rushy at 8:20am. (Steve Heaven). At 12:10pm the BITTERN was seen from Zeiss hide in flight briefly then dropped into the Bottom New Piece out of sight. At 3pm the Spotted Redshank was sleeping amongst godwits on South Lake. (Les Ditchburn).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and an adult Peregrine on Great Doward Hill, a Sparrowhawk, four Buzzards, four Ravens, two Stock Doves, a Grey Heron, Swallows, House Martins, and six Mandarins. Other sightings included a Bank Vole, a Common Darter, Holly Blue, Large White, Small White, Comma, Red Admiral and Speckled Wood butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning a Wheatear, two Spotted Flycatchers, plenty of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps, Meadow Pipits moving S and five Ravens. (James Robinson).

Hidcote     At the NT garden a Red Kite over, a Tawny Owl calling from 4:45pm and three Hummingbird Hawk Moths. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Hucclecote     A juvenile Sparrowhawk in the garden today. (Harold Smith). Pic by Harold.

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Cam     A Hummingbird Hawk Moth around flowers outside flats at Elm Lodge today. (Paul Sutton).

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Monday 16th September 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN on the Bottom New Piece this morning. On the Top New Piece at least 158 Knot, four Ruff, 120 Lapwings, seven Black-tailed Godwits, 723 Teal, 30 Wigeon and three Yellow Wagtails. Two CATTLE EGRETS on the Top New Piece and the Spotted Redshank still from Robbie Garnett hide. (Martin McGill/Paul Masters). At Mid Point this morning, a MERLIN flew N after a finch flock, eight Golden Plovers W, 18 Little Egrets, 40+ Knot and a Marsh Harrier flew N towards Frampton. (Neil Smart).

Frampton pools     Two CATTLE EGRETS roosted at Court Lake roost, also four Green Sandpipers, a Lapwing, two Pintails, 32 Teal, 11 Tufted Ducks, a Kingfisher, a Raven and two Reed Warblers this evening. (Nick Goatman).

Sharpness    42 Knot flew N towards Slimbridge at 7:40am. Also a Redstart and a Greenshank at SARA. (Andy Jordan).

Berkeley     A Wheatear, a Whinchat and a Stonechat near the Pill, and a Greenshank and 50 Redshanks today. (Geoff Moyser).

Cleeve Hill    Around the Heather Enclosure this morning c5 Redstarts, two Whinchats, four Wheatears, a few Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps and 10 Stonechats. (Duncan Dine).

Maisemore     From Church Road around the pool and to the weir on the Severn this afternoon a GREY SEAL until it went downstream at 1:45pm, birds included the two released male Wood Ducks, a Little Grebe, 20 Mallards, two Coots, nine Moorhens, two Mute Swans, 20 Blackbirds, 11 Long tailed Tits, six Goldfinches, a Buzzard, a Kestrel and 93 Jackdaws. (John Fletcher).

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Sunday 15th September 2019

WWT Slimbridge     Two CATTLE EGRETS and 13 Knot on the Top New Piece, a Spotted Redshank on the Tack Piece and a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper and a Sanderling from Mid Point. (Roberta Goodall/Paul Masters/Ken Burrows). A Peregrine on the church in Slimbridge village this morning. (Kenny Hills).

Cotswold Water Park East   WeBS count today at Pit 114 16 Great Crested Grebes and 12 Tufted Ducks. At Pit 126 143 Tufted Duck, a Pochard, two Gadwalls, four Teal, a Common Sandpiper and a Swallow over. At Pit 127 84 Tufted Ducks, 100 Lapwings and a Green Sandpiper. (John Durell/Robin Griffiths).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning 70+ Goldfinches, 20+ Meadow Pipits, 32 Pied Wagtails and four Common Gulls. (James Robinson).

Bourton-on-the-Water     Eight Sand Martins over the northern pits and a Hobby perched nearby. (Andy Lewis).

Tewkesbury    A Peregrine low over the Wheatpieces estate this morning, heading past Rudgeway Farm. (Pete Long).

Miserden     A Goshawk at Wishanger today. (Nick Pane).

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Bussage     At first light 80 -100 House Martins at altitude heading S, a Mistle Thrush and five Collared Doves on the playing field, five Buzzards over the valley at midday and a Green Woodpecker taking ants off the lawn. Also two Hummingbird Hawk Moths on the Buddleia. (Michael Cook).

Forest of Dean    A Sparrowhawk amongst a mass of House Martins over Mitcheldean at 4:40pm. (Chris Keeling).

Cotswolds    Belated news of a Great Bustard in a large field of rape stubble on Thursday last week between Andoversford and Stow. (Andrew Jones).

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Saturday 14th September 2019

WWT Slimbridge     Two CATTLE EGRETS at Zeiss hide briefly at 2pm, then flew E. (Dot Jones).

Cotswold Water Park West     This afternoon at Shorncote Reedbeds two Little Egrets, five Grey Herons, a Water Rail, 44 Lapwings, a Snipe, a Green Sandpiper, three Buzzards, a Kestrel, a Hobby, a Green Woodpecker, five Swallows, a Grey Wagtail, five Meadow Pipits, four Cetti’s Warblers, five Chiffchaffs, three Reed Buntings and 22 Linnets. (Jon Mercer).

Tewkesbury     A female Whinchat in fields along Walton Cardiff Lane gave good views before flying off. (Pete Long).

Coombe Hill Meadows   Two Hobbies successfully hunting dragonflies, a Little Egret, a Wheatear, a Chiffchaff, a Gadwall, a Teal, a Lapwing and a Red Kite soaring above the canal. (Alan McIlquham). Pic by Alan. Also today two Spotted Flycatchers, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Yellow Wagtail, a Willow Warbler, a Green Sandpiper, a Snipe and good movement of Swallows, House Martins and Meadow Pipits. (Ian Ralphs).

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Stinchcombe Hill     A juvenile Redstart, a male Stonechat, a Tree Pipit, two Lesser Whitethroats, three Spotted Flycatchers, two Grey Wagtails, 10+ Blackcaps, many Chiffchaffs, 15 Swallows, 20 House Martin, 30+ Meadow Pipits, 30 Pied Wagtails and 60 Goldfinches. (James Robinson).

Frampton pools     Around the pools a Great White Egret,14 Wigeon, a Pintail, 41 Gadwalls, 27 Teal, 12 Shovelers, six Green Sandpipers, two Yellow Wagtails, two Willow Warblers, 44 Chiffchaffs, 20 Blackcaps, two Whitethroats, 102 Robins, 30+ Meadow Pipits, 80+ Goldfinches, 30+ Linnets and six Reed Buntings today. (Nick Goatman).

Berkeley shore     Two Spotted Flycatchers, three Hobbies, two Greenshanks, two Common Sandpipers, 50 Redshanks, seven Whinchats, two Stonechats and three Wheatears today. (Paul Taylor).

Symonds Yat     At Yat Rock viewpoint today the resident Peregrine pair and an adult Peregrine on Great Doward Hill nearby, three Buzzards, a Raven, two Stock Doves, a Grey Heron, Swallows, House Martins, Long-tailed Tits and a female Mandarin. Other sightings included Small Tortoiseshell, Large White, Comma, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Painted Lady and Speckled Wood butterflies, a Bank Vole, a Hummingbird Hawk Moth and a Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Bussage   This evening at Toadsmoor large lake, Toadsmoor Valley,  a Water Rail, four Blackcaps (3m, 1f), a male Bullfinch, a Marsh Tit, 15 Long-tailed Tits, a Treecreeper, two Swallows and c3 Tawny Owls calling. Also several Commas, a White Letter Hairstreak feeding on a thistle and later Daubenton’s Bat, Common Pipistrelle and a Noctule Bat. (Michael Cook).

Cirencester    A Kingfisher seen just outside Cirencester Outdoor Swimming pool this morning. (Felicity Cobb).

Cleeve Hill     c500 House Martins and a few Swallows and four Wheatears on the golf course this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Gloucester    100+ Swallows heading S over Chatsworth Avenue, Tuffley this evening. (Dean Lord).

Hartpury     A Red Kite over the Orchard Centre today. (Steve French).

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Friday 6th September 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A juvenile Black Tern on South Lake again this morning. A SPOONBILL and two Swifts from Zeiss hide. (Jonathan Bull).

Frampton    A Swift over the Sailing Lake and two Reed Warblers today. (Nick Goatman).

Nailsworth     Between 8:25am and 2pm 600+ House Martins and at least nine Swifts. (Terry Grant).

Stinchcombe Hill     50+ House Martins, 30+ Pied Wagtails and and plenty of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps this morning. (James Robinson).

Forest of Dean     Two Wheatears at the top of May Hill today. (Gillian Guest).

Guscar Rocks     At high tide today 20 Canada Geese, a Cormorant, a Lapwing, three Ringed Plovers, 40 Dunlins, three Knot, c600 Curlews and three Turnstones. (Mike Smart).

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Thursday 5th September 2019

WWT Slimbridge     Two juvenile Black Terns on South Lake this morning. (Martin McGill).

Frampton-Saul     From Splatt Bridge to Saul Warth a Marsh Harrier, six Teal, a Pintail, 13 Lapwings, four Knot, three Avocets, four Whinchats, 13 Blackcaps, three Lesser Whitethroats, ten Chiffchaffs and two Yellow Wagtails. (Gordon Hodgson).

Wotton-under-Edge     A Swift over the garden this evening. (Paul Rich).

Moreton-in-Marsh     Two Wheatears on farmland on the outskirts of the town this afternoon. (Roger Wasley). Pic by Roger.

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Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake this afternoon birds included four Grey Herons, a Little Egret, 25 Mallards, a female Reed Bunting, a Swallow, a Chiffchaff, three Goldfinches, nine Linnets, four Buzzards and a Kestrel. (John Fletcher).

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Wednesday 4th September 2019

Frampton pools     A Swift, 50+ Sand Martins, 30+ Swallows, a Yellow Wagtail, three Grey Wagtails, six Mistle Thrushes, a Yellow-legged Gull and two Reed Warblers today. (Nick Goatman).

Nailsworth     At least five Swifts and 300+ House Martins, and at least ten Sand Martins moving S between 4-5:45pm. (Terry Grant).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon a Grey Heron, 100+ Greylags, Canada Geese, a Kestrel, Gadwall, House Martin, Swallow, Cormorant, Lapwing and a Southern Hawker. (Alan McIlquham).

Guscar Rocks     A Slimbridge head-started Curlew with colour ring white 21 was in the high tide roost this morning. (John Sanders).

Woodford     A Dipper on the Little Avon at 11;45am today. (Kenny Hills).

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