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Sunday 26th May 2019

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning 21 Mute Swans, 15 Canada Geese plus a pair with five goslings, two Shelducks, a male Teal, a pair of Gadwalls, five Grey Herons, two Little Egrets, a pair of Oystercatchers, a Little Ringed Plover, c8 Lapwings, 2+ Redshanks, six Curlews roosting, a Cuckoo singing, two Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers, a Whitethroat and a Reed Bunting singing. (Mike Smart).

Gloucester     At 11:45am a Red Kite over Abbeydale mobbed by two Corvids. Also 6+ Swifts over Hawthorne Avenue. (Lorraine Besent).

Longney     In the old orchards and along the Severn Way and hedgerows this afternoon birds included five Willow Warblers, three Blackcaps, four Chiffchaffs, a Pied Wagtail carrying food, seven Greenfinches, two Song Thrushes, a male Reed Bunting, two Sedge Warblers, a Reed Warbler, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Cuckoo heard, a male Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard and two young Jackdaws calling out from a low tree hole in an old apple tree. (John Fletcher).

Hucclecote     At 9:05am today a Jay on the bird table, a garden first. (Harold Smith).

Woodford     At midday 18 juvenile Starlings in the garden. (Geoff Poulton).

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Saturday 25th May 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The SPOONBILL and two drake GARGANEYS from Zeiss hide today. (Dave Paynter).

Forest of Dean     In the Woorgreens/ Crabtree Hill area this morning three Wood Warblers, 4+ Redstarts, two Pied Flycatchers, six Spotted Flycatchers, 4+ Tree Pipits and two Stonechats⁩. Also a Wood White. (Paul Masters/Andy Chapman).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair and another confirmed nesting pair nearby, a Hobby, a female Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, Ravens, a female Goosander with seven young, Swallows, House Martins, Swifts, Stock Doves, a Spotted Flycatcher, a male Blackcap, a Grey Heron, a Jay and a Pied Wagtail. Other sightings included five Fallow Deer, a Bank Vole, Rose Chafers, Brimstone and Common Blue butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Frampton pools     A Mediterranean Gull, a Yellow-legged Gull, two Great Black-backed Gulls, six Common Terns, a Great White Egret, a Siskin, two Lesser Whitethroats, six Whitethroats, 43 Blackcaps, 26 Chiffchaffs, two Yellow Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail, 15 Reed Warblers and 14 Swifts today. (Nick Goatman).

Berkeley shore    A Red Kite drifted E over the shore early afternoon. (Paul Taylor).

Norton     A Red Kite over fields today. (Brenda Emberson).

Woodford     A Bullfinch on the garden feeders today. (Geoff Poulton).

Brockworth     Three House Martins at Typhoon Court for the third year running in the same nest under the eaves high up. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Friday 24th May 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The SPOONBILL from Mid Point again today at 4pm. (Les Ditchburn).

Bourton-on-the-Water    A Cuckoo around the South pits today, also five Lapwings and a drake Mandarin. (Andy Lewis).

Forest of Dean    At Nagshead this morning male and female Pied Flycatchers, three Redstarts (2m, 1f), male and female Siskin, a Treecreeper bathing in a pond, two Jays, a Garden Warbler, a female Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Tawny Owl heard at 8am and two Wild Boars. (Dave Stone). Pics by Dave.

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Also a female Mandarin with five young this afternoon on Speech House Lake. (Chris Keeling).

Cirencester    At least four Crossbills in Oakley Wood including at least one adult male. Also plenty of Pearl-bordered Fritillaries still. (Peter Chappell).

Oakridge     At Strawberry Banks N.R. SO0910033 4+ Marsh Fritillaries, also Dingy Skippers, Orange Tip, Peacock, Small Heaths, Common Blues and Comma. Birds included 1+ Nuthatch, two Buzzards, a Raven, a Stock Dove, 2+ Blackcaps, a Chiffchaff and six Long-tailed Tits. (MK).

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Gretton     A pair of Mistle Thrushes nesting in a tree in the village, an uncommon record here. (Roger Wasley). Pic by Roger.

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Cheltenham    At Prince of Wales Stadium 12 Swifts overhead, a Chiffchaff heard and a family of House Sparrows chirping on the railway embankment. (Howard Taylor).

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Thursday 23rd May 2019

Coombe Hill Meadows     Along the canal singing Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting and Cuckoo. Also a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Little Egret flew over. From Grundon hide 26 Mute Swans, two pairs of Canada Geese (one with five goslings), five Shelducks, 12 Lapwings, a Dunlin, a Ringed Plover, two Oystercatchers, three Curlews, a Grey Heron and four Swallows. Also Brimstone, Peacock, Orange Tip, Speckled Wood and Green-veined White butterflies and Hairy Dragonfly, Broad-bodied Chaser, Azure and Blue-tailed Damselflies. (Keith White/Les Ditchburn). In the evening additionally two Little Owls at dusk, two Little Ringed Plovers, a Redshank, two Gadwalls, two Grey Herons, two Skylarks and a Fox seen eating its freshly caught prey. (John Fletcher/Jake King). Pic by John.

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Forest of Dean    In the Crabtree Hill/Yew Tree Brake area this afternoon a Redstart, a Tree Pipit, 3+ Wood Warblers, a Spotted Flycatcher, two Siskins, a Wild Boar sow with 4+ boarlets and three Wood White butterflies. (MK).

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Saul/Frampton     This morning 25+ Dunlins, 50+ Ringed Plovers, three Sanderlings, six Bar-tailed Godwits, seven Oystercatchers, 11 Curlews and a Whimbrel. After the tide two Great White Egrets, three Little Egrets and two Cuckoos fighting. Also singing Lesser Whitethroat and Whitethroat. (Neil Smart).

Northleach    42 Red Kites over a freshly cut silage field today. (Keith Jennings).

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Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Forest of Dean    A Barn Owl over Angus Buchanan grounds in Coleford tonight. (Geoff Fawcett).

WWT Slimbridge     This afternoon from Zeiss hide a SPOONBILL, a Great White Egret, later at Martin Smith, a Little Egret, three Redshanks, two Little Ringed Plovers and 11 Shelducks. From Kingfisher hide a female Kingfisher and a Sedge Warbler. On South Lake 49 Black-tailed Godwits and eight Avocets. (John Fletcher). At Mid Point just before high tide a Sanderling and three Little Stints and 27 Ringed Plovers. (Keith Davies). Pic by John.

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Northleach     A pair of Yellow Wagtails today. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard.

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Saul Warth     At high tide a pair of Oystercatchers and 25+ Ringed Plovers and 5+ Dunlins unusually roosting on the rocks to the right of Hock Ditch. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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Fretherne     A Red Kite over Home Farm at 11:50am. (MK).

Framilode     A Red Kite over the Ship Inn at 1pm, possibly the same as the Fretherne bird earlier. (Roberta Goodall).

Stroud     A female Mandarin and four ducklings on Stroudwater canal next to Waitrose. (Simon Ashley).

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Tuesday 21st May 2019

Purton     A SPOONBILL flying N towards WWT at 8:35am. (Ed Drewitt).

WWT Slimbridge     Three drake GARGANEYS from Zeiss hide. (Ken Mihill). A Great White Egret flew over the Rushy at 10:30am. (James Robinson).

Snowshill     Five singing male Redstarts near Snowshill this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area the Peregrine pair and another Peregrine on Great Doward hill nearby, Buzzards, Ravens, Stock Doves, Swallows, House Martins, Swifts, a Blackcap, Chiffchaffs, a nesting pair of Kingfishers and a pair of nesting Treecreepers. Other sightings included a Wood Mouse,a Bank Vole, Green Longhorn moths, a Rose Chafer, Ashy Mining Bees, Holly Blue and Speckled Wood butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Saul Warth     200+ Shelducks, a pair of Gadwall, a pair of Oystercatchers, a pair of Skylarks, three Linnets and six House Martins through N this afternoon. (MK).

Batsford     This afternoon a Jay in the Arboretum and a male Green Woodpecker feeding in the pasture beyond the N boundary. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Stonehouse    A very tatty looking Red Kite cruised above Regent Street, circled over Wycliffe College, then drifted towards Stanley Downton at 7:45am. (Paul Sutton).

Cotswold Water Park West   At Shorncote from the footpath on the way to the reedbed, in a field full of umbellifers, a Sedge Warbler singing and displaying. Also several Whitethroats there SU038969. (Gordon Kirk). Pic by Gordon.

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Maisemore     Either side of Church Road near and around the pool late afternoon birds included the two male Wood Ducks, believed escapes, and the male Red Crested Pochard of unknown origin. Also a pair of Mallards with seven ducklings, a pair of Tufted Ducks, two Moorhens, a Canada Goose, a pair of Mute Swans, two Willow Warblers, four Chiffchaffs, five Blackcaps, three Song Thrushes, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Red-legged Partridge and a pair of Wrens with five fledglings. (John Fletcher).

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Monday 20th May 2019

WWT Slimbridge     Two GARGANEYS and a SPOONBILL from Zeiss hide this afternoon. (Sam Walker).

Leckhampton Hill     At least three singing Tree Pipits this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Frampton pools     Two Hobbies over Court Lake this morning. (Roy Shilham). This afternoon seven Common Terns, a Greenshank, a pair of Shovelers, two pairs of Gadwalls, 40+ Mute Swans and a Cuckoo. Also a Fox cub and masses of White-legged and Common Blue Damselflies. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Coombe Hill Meadows    Early morning 21 Mute Swans, 32 Canada Geese, 22 Mallards, three pairs of Shelducks, 11 Gadwalls, three Shoveler, three Tufted Ducks, two Grey Herons, an Oystercatcher, two Little Ringed Plovers, c8 Lapwings, including a female with three young, 2+ Redshanks and two Curlews. A GRASSHOPPER WARBLER singing in Southern Meadows and a Reed Warbler singing by boardwalk. (Mike Smart).

Edge     Mid morning at SO836084 14 Skylarks and two Linnets. At SO846090 three Chiffchaffs, three Meadow Pipits, three Willow Warblers, a Greenfinch, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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