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Sunday 13th June 2021

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead six Pied Flycatchers, two Spotted Flycatchers, two Redstart, two Song Thrushes and two Blackcap. Also a Goshawk near to Speech House car park. (Cas & Luther Hambling, age 10 & 12).

Uckington    At least eight Red Kites and six Buzzards just past the fire station in a raptor kettle this afternoon. (Jeremy Squire).

Slimbridge    At 10am today a Red Kite flew over Tudor Caravan Park, Shepherds Patch, heading SW. (Mel Greenhalgh). On a field being mowed in Longaston Lane six Red Kites, four Buzzards and a Kestrel. (Nick Goatman).

Berkeley    A Red Kite over Old Brookend at 3:05pm, heading towards Halmore. (Clare Glanville).

Hardwicke     A Red Kite flew over the canal heading S at 5:30pm. (Julian Long).

Newent     A Peregrine over the garden this afternoon. (Dan Mason).

Halmore    This morning a family of 4-5 adult and juvenile Spotted Flycatchers working the oaks in Ward’s Grove at SO695025, also two Treecreepers. This afternoon a male Sparrowhawk chased a small bird into undergrowth opposite the house. (Chris Newton).

Treecreeper by Chris Newton

Guscar Rocks/Aylburton Warth    40 Canada Geese, 22 Shelducks, a Grey Heron, two Oystercatchers, eight Lapwings including a juvenile, 31 Curlews (including two colour-ringed birds from 2013, one that had nested but failed nearby in Herefordshire, one that breeds in Fennoscandia; and two of the head-started birds from Slimbridge in 2019; therefore failed breeders already returning, at least four Redshanks, a Yellow Wagtail, three singing Meadow Pipits, two singing Reed Warblers and several singing Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Bourton-on the-Water     A Cetti’s Warbler singing at the south pit this morning. (Andy Lewis).

Gloucester    A Green Woodpecker flew over Baneberry Road near the Three Oaks pub at 10:45am. (Simon Hart).

Witcombe Reservoirs     A Great Crested Grebe with young, a Little Grebe, eight Tufted Ducks, a Pied Wagtail with young, a Cormorant, eight Herring Gulls, four Swifts and three Swallows. (Eric Harris).

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Saturday 12th June 2021

Ashleworth & Hasfield Hams     Five Mute Swans, ten Greylags, 50 Mallards, a male Tufted Duck, two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, two Coots, two Moorhens, a pair of Lapwings with two chicks about a week old and a full grown juvenile Lapwing, a Cuckoo singing and at least three Redstarts singing. (Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean     At Speech House a Firecrest, two Goldcrests, a Nuthatch, eight Coal Tits, two Treecreeper, a Goshawk and a Buzzard. At Nagshead a Wood Warbler, two Goldcrests, three Nuthatches, three Redstarts ( 2m, 1f ), a male Pied Flycatcher, a Spotted Flycatcher, two Blackcaps, a Chiffchaff and a pair of Mandarins with five small ducklings. At New Fancy View a Siskin, a Garden Warbler, two Chiffchaffs, a Swift and two Willow Warblers. By the Rising Sun Inn a Willow Warbler, a Siskin, two Swallows nesting at the Inn and feeding young, a pair of Mandarins and a Blackcap. At Crabtree Hill three Tree Pipits, eight Linnets, a Garden Warbler, a Whitethroat, five Willow Warblers, a Mistle Thrush, four Stonechats (2m, 2f), six Swallows, a Hobby, a Grey Heron and two Jays. (John Fletcher/Jake King).

Wood Warbler by John Fletcher

Berkeley    Two Red Kites and a Buzzard over Old Brookend at 2:55pm, heading towards Purton. (Clare Glanville).

Leighterton     Two Red Kites circling with four Buzzards today. (Terry Grant).

Woodford     Hay making attracting three Buzzards, two Red Kites and many gulls. (Geoff Poulton).

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Friday 11th June 2021

Condicote    5-6 Corn Buntings late afternoon. (Graham Tompsett).

Forest of Dean    At least two Grasshopper Warblers at Crabtree Hill this morning. (Rob Husbands).

WWT Slimbridge     Two Green Sandpipers from Zeiss hide this morning. (Tim Jukes). A Cuckoo from Knott hide briefly at 2pm. (Jonathan Bull). Also a Little Ringed Plover showing well today. (Martin Russell).

Little Ringed Plover by Martin Russell

Saul Warth     At high tide a GREAT WHITE EGRET, four Oystercatchers, 40+ Shelducks and a male Kestrel. On Saul Lodge pond a female Mandarin with ten ducklings and a pair of Tufted Ducks with eight ducklings. (MK).

Paganhill     A Red Kite flew low over Archway School at 7:30am today. (Andrew Heryet).

Edge     A Red Kite flew over Rudge Hill at 9am this morning, possibly the Paganhill bird. (Simon Hart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     The QUAIL still singing at 8:30pm. (Mark Hobson). From before dawn 14 Curlews roosting, two Oystercatchers, a full grown juvenile Lapwing, a Redshank, four Gadwall, a GREAT WHITE EGRET arrived, and the QUAIL was still singing in the dark. (Mike Smart).

Frampton     Around the pools tonight, two Little Egrets, two Common Terns, two Great Crested Grebes, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, ten Shelducks, a distant Cuckoo heard and three Hobbies catching dragonflies over trees and fields along the Perryway. (Paul Sutton).

Witcombe     A singing FIRECREST in the woods above the reservoirs/Roman Villa at 2:45pm. (Rob & Petra Crofton).

Cranham     A Spotted Flycatcher in Buckholt Wood near the edge of the common. Nearby a Brown Argus and a Forester moth on the common. (Rob & Petra Crofton).

Forester Moth by Rob Crofton
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Thursday 10th June 2021

Frampton pools     At lunchtime three Hobbies, eight Common Terns, a Kingfisher, a Cettis Warbler, a Whitethroat, three Swifts, a Swallow and the Ross’s Goose back with the Barnacle Geese. (Nick Goatman).

Twyning     At Upham Meadow this the morning a Mute Swan, 15 Canada Geese, an Oystercatcher and c5 Curlews. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     c20 Mute Swans, a pair of Canada Geese still with six goslings, a female Shelduck, three Teal, a male Gadwall, 50+ Mallards, three Tufted Ducks (2m, 1f), three Little Egrets, the QUAIL still calling strongly in the meadow along the canal, two Oystercatchers, two adult Lapwings and a fully grown juvenile, a Cuckoo singing, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Reed Warbler singing by boardwalk. (Mike Smart). The QUAIL calling on and off through the day. Also a GREAT WHITE EGRET and three Little Egrets including a juvenile.

Forest of Dean    At Nagshead a Pied Flycatcher, four Spotted Flycatchers, five Redstarts, a Treecreeper, two Goldcrests, two Buzzards, six Song Thrushes, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Willow Warbler and Swifts, Swallows and House Martins today. (Eric Harris).

Gloucester     This morning on Alney Island around Port Ham pond two Cuckoos, a male calling and a rufous female seen flying into the reedbed. Around the Island two Lesser Whitethroats singing, two Sedge Warblers singing from the Hawthorn scrub near Telford’s Bridge and a Reed Bunting singing from Port Ham pond. Also a couple of Whitethroats about. (Ian Elphick).

Longney     Around the old orchards this afternoon five Redstarts, two adults and three juveniles, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, three Chiffchaffs, four Sedge Warblers, two Stock Doves, two Blackcaps, 55 Jackdaws and four Song Thrushes. (John Fletcher).

Redstart by John Fletcher

Berkeley      A Red Kite heading towards Slimbridge at 2:05pm. (Clare Glanville).

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Wednesday 9th June 2021

WWT Slimbridge     The drake GARGANEY still from Zeiss hide today. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Dursley    Two Red Kites above the town at 4pm. (Shane Long).

Crickley Hill     Two singing Tree Pipits, a Painted Lady and a Dingy
Skipper today. (Kim & Steve Brown).

Frampton     At Court Lake at least one Cetti’s Warbler calling in the SE corner, also a Hobby briefly over. (Paul Sutton).

Ashleworth Ham     This evening 12 Mute Swans roosting, two pairs of Greylags geese with goslings (one with two small goslings, one with five larger goslings), at least 60 Mallards, including at least four females with ducklings, a male Teal, a male Tufted Duck, two Grey Herons, two Lapwings and a Cuckoo singing. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Lesser Whitethroat today. (Chris Thorley).

Lesser Whitethroat by Chris Thorley

Gretton     A juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker in the garden today. (Roger Wasley)

Great Spotted Woodpecker by Roger Wasley
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Tuesday 8th June 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows     A QUAIL still singing from the hay meadows on the reserve today. (Mike Smart). The first returning Green Sandpiper today. (Graham Smith).

Shenberrow & Snowshill area     A Yellow Wagtail, a Corn Bunting singing, a Yellowhammer, numerous Skylarks, a Tree Pipit, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs singing and a male Redstart seen with female heard close by. (Ali Clifton Barnard & Sue Wadham).

Innsworth     A Red Kite drifted SW from the direction of Brickhampton Court Golf Club over Imjin Barracks and Innsworth today. (Steven Parker).

Kilkenny     From the viewpoint this morning a singing Blackcap, a Chiffchaff,  a Willow Warbler, a Yellowhammer, a Buzzard and a Green Woodpecker. Also Common Blue, Small Heath and Dingy Skipper butterflies and a Latticed Heath moth. (Keith White).

Forest of Dean    This morning at Woorgreens a Tree Pipit, two Siskins and a male Tufted Duck. Also three Downy Emeralds on Woorgreens lake margins. At Cinderford Linear Park two Siskins also two Marsh Fritillaries, 10+ Wood Whites, Common Blues, Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Small Copper, also White-barred Clearwing moth. (Paul Masters/MK).

Marsh Fritillary by Mike King

Downy Emerald by Mike King

Wood Whites by Mike King
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Monday 7th June 2021

Tredington     Belated news of an adult ROSE-COLOURED STARLING in a private garden at 6am yesterday. (per Richard Baatsen).

WWT Slimbridge     A drake GARGANEY on the pool to the right of Zeiss hide at midday. (Les Ditchburn).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A QUAIL heard and seen in flight this afternoon. (Les Ditchburn).

Lower Apperley     Three pairs of Lapwings, two Curlews, a male Yellow Wagtail, c5 Linnets and a Yellowhammer. (Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead today a pair of Pied Flycatchers, a pair of Redstarts, three Garden Warblers, a Chiffchaff and Nuthatches. (Nigel Gardener).

Hookshouse, Doughton     A Little Owl at 8:30pm near Hookshouse Pottery at ST860920. (Vic Polley).

Tuffley     A Red Kite N at 8:30am and a Peregrine over W at 8:48am. (Mark Hobson).

Frampton pools     A Hobby, an Oystercatcher, a Common Tern and a Snow x Bar-headed Goose hybrid on Court Lake and five Common Terns on the Sailing Lake. 75+ Mute Swans over both lakes including two small cygnets. (MK).

Uley Bury     A Red Kite over at 9:20am. (Piers Suckling).

Wanswell     A Red Kite circling low over farmland opposite Oldlands cricket club at 1:10pm. (Clare Glanville).

Clapton-on-the-Hill     A female Marsh Harrier and four Curlews today. (Keith Jennings).

Gloucester     A Red Kite quartering a field beside the A40 Northern bypass, just N of Elmbridge Court Roundabout at 10:25am. (Steven Parker). A Kestrel calling and flying low over The Clock Tower park, Abbeydale and over gardens in Bullfinch today. (Lorraine Besent).

Cherington     Around the lake mid afternoon two pairs of Grey Wagtails, three Moorhens, two Coots, a Grey Heron, two Mute Swans, a Green Woodpecker, a male Greenfinch, three Blackcaps and two Chiffchaffs. (John Fletcher).

Hucclecote     This morning a female Green Woodpecker in the garden, the second one this year. Three Goldfinches in a neighbouring garden and a male Sparrowhawk took a House Sparrow. (Harold Smith).

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Sunday 6th June 2021

Awre     A SHORT-EARED OWL at 1:40pm, then flew across the river towards Slimbridge at 1:45pm. (Lewis Thomson).

Sherborne Meadows     This morning four Red Kites, a Barn Owl, a Kingfisher, two Ravens, a Marsh Tit, six Reed Warblers, four Garden Warblers, four Treecreepers and seven Reed Buntings. Nearby in the Windrush Airfield area three Red Kites, a Little Owl, eight Yellow Wagtails and 11 Corn Buntings. Also a Hobby soaring and catching insects over Compton Grove near Compton Abdale this afternoon. (Andy Jayne).

Stinchcombe Hill    Two SPOONBILLS flying over high at 8:50pm heading in the Slimbridge direction. (James Robinson).

Frampton pools     A Cuckoo, a Red Kite, two Hobbies, eight Common Terns, a Yellow Wagtail, three Cetti’s Warblers, eight Whitethroats, a Treecreeper with young, four Black-headed Gull pairs with young, a Wren feeding young and also a Roe Deer. (Nick Goatman).

Gloucester    On and around Alney Island this afternoon a Cuckoo, a Yellowhammer, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Goldcrest, a Song Thrush and two Buzzards. (Simon Hart).

Berkeley      A Red Kite flew over Old Brookend heading towards Slimbridge at 6:06pm. (Clare Glanville).

Bridgend     At 5pm three Red Kites circling northwards towards Stonehouse and another at 6:30pm going directly over the house and towards Stonehouse. (Paul Sutton).

Cobney Meadows     Two Mute Swans, two Canada Geese still with goslings, a Tufted Duck, two Grey Herons, four Curlews, two singing Redstarts, 5+ Sedge Warblers, 2+ Whitethroats and 2+ Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

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Saturday 5th June 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows     A GLOSSY IBIS this morning on the scrape from Grundon hide until 10:30am before flying W. Then seen again between 12-12:30pm skulking in the reeds. (Les Fisher/Chris Morris). Then it was seen again at 4pm from the hide. Also a female Marsh Harrier and the QUAIL still calling along the canal at 5pm. (Ian Hull).

Forest of Dean    At Nagshead this morning, male and female Redstart, a female Pied Flycatcher, a Mandarin with two ducklings and a Wood Warbler singing near the Visitor Centre. (Chris Keeling). Early this morning at Woorgreens several Stonechats, including juveniles, a Cuckoo, two Song Thrushes, several Whitethroats and a Buzzard. (Dave Abrams).

Buzzard by Dave Abrams

Frampton     A Common Sandpiper on the garden pool adjacent to the Sailing Lake late afternoon. (Sue Spurr). Around the lakes and Splatt bridge today a Common Tern, a pair of Treecreepers, a female Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Pied Wagtails, three Buzzards, five Swallows, 15+ House Martins, a Grey Heron, the Ross’s Goose, Barnacle Geese and Greylags with goslings. Also thousands of Common Blue Damselflies. (Paul Sutton).

Ross’s Goose by Paul Sutton

Lower Apperley     Six pairs of  Lapwings and a female Lapwing with a well grown youngster, a pair of distant Curlews calling and a male Yellow Wagtail. (Mike Smart).

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Friday 4th June 2021

Aylburton Common     This morning a ROSE-COLOURED STARLING landed on a house along Sandford Road briefly at 9:30am, then flew off S towards the river. Likely the one seen later at Oldbury PS, South Glos from 9:55am. (Jonny Gentle).

Winchcombe    A HONEY BUZZARD disturbed from Langley Hill wood above Winchcombe at 6:10 pm this evening. It flew N towards Evesham and into Worcestershire. (Steve Owen).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A QUAIL singing from early morning, again at midday and again at 7:15pm in the fields near to the car park. (Eric Harris/Paul Masters/Mark Dowie). Also heard calling yesterday. (Graham Smith). This afternoon two Curlews, dragonflies included Four-spotted Chasers, a Hairy Dragonfly, several Blue-tailed Damselflies and a Grass Snake in the canal. (Paul Clark).

Forest of Dean     This morning at Nagshead, a Wood Warbler, two Garden Warblers and three Redstarts. At Woorgreens a juvenile Stonechat and at Crabtree Hill two Tree Pipits, two Redstarts, a Grizzled Skipper and a Dingy Skipper. (Vic Polley & Dave Pearce).

Sudeley Hill      A QUAIL heard briefly in a wheat field today. (Andy Lewis).

Ashleworth Ham     Birds this afternoon included two Curlews, 16 Coots, 33 Mallards, a Wigeon, male and female Tufted Duck, a Lapwing, 13 Mute Swans, 13 Greylags, five Grey Herons, a Little Egret, two Moorhens, a Cuckoo, two Bullfinches, two Blackcaps, three Chiffchaffs and four Whitethroats. (John Fletcher).

Fairford     A escaped Diamond Dove today. (Paul Stockwin).

Diamond Dove by Paul Stockwin
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