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Saturday 15th June 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A CATTLE EGRET flew over the Holden Walkway towards South Lake at 2:30pm. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Forest of Dean     A pair of Red Kites flew low over Longhope village centre at 2:25pm. (Angela Carswell). A Red kite over the garden in Cinderford at 3pm, a garden tick. (Owen Follis).

Gloucester     A Cuckoo heard and briefly seen at Alney Island this afternoon. (Simon Hart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning a Green Sandpiper, a pair of Oystercatchers with two chicks, a flock of 15 Lapwings, a female Lapwing still sitting, one with two full grown-chicks, another with four nearly half-grown chicks, a pair of adult Redshanks with three fledged juveniles, a male Curlew, 16 Mute Swans, a pair of Canada Geese with five goslings, two pairs of Shelducks, a pair of Gadwalls, a male Shoveler, a pair of Tufted Ducks, the Coot nest has hatched six chicks, a Cuckoo and a Reed Warbler. (Mike Smart).

Moreton-in-Marsh    Two Great Spotted Woodpeckers in the garden at Draycott this afternoon. (Hanna Middleton). Pic by Hanna.

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Friday 14th June 2019

WWT Slimbridge     From Mid Point a Grey Plover, Curlews, Lapwings, a Whimbrel, Ringed Plovers, Dunlin and four Bar-tailed Godwits. (Les Ditchburn).

Tewkesbury      A male Peregrine feeding two chicks on the Abbey tower, an Oystercatcher over the Ham, also four Curlews, at least 50 Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 80+ Woodpigeons, a Cuckoo still singing, 10+ Swifts, 10+ Swallows, 30+ House Martins, five Sand Martins, 5+ Skylarks and 2-3 Reed Buntings. At Lower Lode a Cuckoo singing, at least 100 Woodpigeons, five Sand Martins but the colony in the river bank underwater. At Lower Lode brickpits two Mute Swans with three cygnets, five Cormorants, two male Tufted Ducks and a Coot incubating a nest. At Malthouse Farm two Curlews and six Sand Martins, but here too the colony underwater. (Mike Smart).

Gretton     A juvenile Robin in the garden today. (Roger Wasley). Pic by Roger.

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Thursday 13th June 2019

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead a Spotted Flycatcher and a male Pied Flycatcher. (Les Ditchburn).

Hasfield     A daytime flying Barn Owl at the church at 4pm. (Ian Hull).

Hartpury     A Red kite over the Orchard Centre at 1pm. (Steve French).

Frampton pools     A Yellow-legged Gull, a Great White Egret, 100+ Swifts, a Cuckoo, 92 Mute Swans and seven cygnets, 49 Greylags and three goslings, 27 Canada Geese and five goslings, 11 Barnacle Geese, 45 Tufted Ducks and nine ducklings and six Great Crested Grebes and a chick. (Nick Goatman).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Whelford pools 60+ Sand Martins, two Swifts, a Common Tern, six Great Crested Grebes including a large juvenile, a Little Grebe, nine Red Crested Pochards, three adults and six ducklings, four Gadwalls, 29 Tufted Ducks, 11. Mallards including two adults with six ducklings, five Mute Swans, two adults and three large cygnets, 23 Cormorants, three Bullfinches (2m, 1f), a Great Spotted Woodpecker heard, four Buzzards, four Reed Buntings, three Chiffchaffs singing, two Blackcaps, two Song Thrushes, three Sedge Warblers heard and a Cuckoo heard. (John Fletcher).

Stroud     Along the canal W from Wallbridge early afternoon two singing Song Thrushes and a fledgling, Mallards with seven ducklings, Mute Swans with two cygnets, a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff and nine Swifts over the Lion House. (Richard Williams).

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Wednesday 12th June 2019

Leighterton     Along the lane between Leighterton and Didmarton a TURTLE DOVE flew S along the lane at 4:50pm. Also a Hobby here. (Terry Grant).

Forest of Dean     A male and a female Cuckoo at Crabtree Hill this morning. (Piers Suckling/Rob Husbands).

Gloucester     This afternoon at 3:30pm a Red Kite drifted northwards across Robinswood Hill. (Ian Elphick).

Winchcombe     At Langley Lane at midday a Greenfinch, a Linnet, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Buzzard, three Blackcaps, a Chiffchaff and 20+ Swallows and House Martins. (Stuart Galey).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening 16 Mute Swans, a pair of Canada Geese with five goslings, a pair of Shelducks, a pair of Gadwalls, 30 Mallards including two females with three and seven ducklings, a drake Shoveler, a pair of Tufted Ducks, the Coot nest on south scrape has hatched, a pair of Oystercatchers with two chicks, 15+ Lapwings including five young, at least four adult Redshanks and a fledged chick, four Curlews came in to roost, a Cuckoo and at least three Sedge Warblers still. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     Two Lapwings and two juveniles, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, four Canada Geese, a very noisy Great Spotted Woodpecker family, a Cuckoo calling, distant Curlews heard bubbling trill and a Kingfisher in flight. (Martin Russell). Pic by Martin.

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Tuesday 11th June 2019

Ashleworth Ham     This morning a Lapwing and two chicks, a Green Sandpiper, a Little Ringed Plover, a Pied Wagtail, a Grey Heron, four Canada Geese, 15 Mallards, a Swallow, a distant Curlew bubbling a very noisy Great Spotted Woodpecker family. (Les Ditchburn).

Cheltenham     A Great White Egret along the River Chelt near St Peter’s Park today and also a Ringed Plover there. (Dave Raybould).

Churchdown     150+ Jackdaws moving around above the fields in Pirton Lane. (Margaret G).

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Monday 10th June 2019

Frampton pools     A Great White Egret, a Cuckoo, six Common Terns, 100+ Sand Martins, 30+ Swifts and two Oystercatchers today. (Nick Goatman).

Barnsley Warren SSSI     This morning at the Fosse Way end and surrounding
farmland, five Redstarts (4 males), four singing Corn Buntings, eight Lapwings, five
Swifts, a Green Woodpecker, a Red Kite and two Buzzards. Also an Adonis Blue, several Small Heath butterflies and a Roebuck. (Steve Brown).

Leighterton    No sign of the Quail early morning along the Monarch Way near ST8325990648 but 8+ Corn Buntings, 10+ Skylarks, a male Whitethroat and a Roe Deer. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Forest of Dean     An adult and a juvenile Hawfinch in Mitcheldean today. (Andy Jayne). At Lightmoor this morning a Wood Warbler calling behind the pig pens. (Owen Follis).

Priding     A Reed Bunting, two Reed Warblers, a Buzzard, a Grey Heron, a Cormorant and a Great Spotted Woodpecker today. (Josh Adamms). Pic by Josh.

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Tewkesbury     A Mute Swan along Mill Avon and a Grey Heron, an adult Peregrine on the Abbey tower with at least two chicks. On the Ham an Oystercatcher over, four Curlews, 1-2 Sedge Warblers still singing and at least five male Reed Buntings singing from docks in the middle of the Ham. (Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     Two Grey Herons, two Buzzards, two Curlews, a Reed Warbler singing in the little reed bed, 1-2 singing Sedge Warblers and 2-3 singing Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Woodford     A Great Spotted Woodpecker visiting the peanut feeder and then feeding a juvenile sat on the garden fence. Also two Coal Tits visiting the feeders. (Geoff Poulton).

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Sunday 9th June 2019

Leighterton    A QUAIL calling at 9:15pm heard from along the Monarch Way near ST8325990648. (Paul Rich).

Coates     Early this morning a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER in flight close to the ride in Hailey Wood on the Bathurst Estate. On the road between Tarlton and Rodmarton a female Wheatear, a Grey Partridge with a brood of seven young and a Spotted Flycatcher near Lowesmoor Covert. (Michael Cook).

Nailsworth/Ruskin Mill Ponds     This evening 42 Swifts, a Green Woodpecker, a female Grey Wagtail, 15 Song Thrushes, four Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, two drake Tufted Ducks, two Grey Herons and five Pipistrelles. (Jake King/John Fletcher).

Guiting Power     A singing Redstart and a Spotted Flycatcher on the Open Farm Sunday bird walks at Guiting Manor Farm today. (Andy Lewis).

Bussage     A Raven calling from the Toadsmoor Valley very early this morning. (Michael Cook).

Newnham-on-Severn     A Ring-necked Parakeet on feeders in the garden this afternoon. (Dave Smith).

Cheltenham     At Pittville Lawn at 8am a Green Woodpecker heard and a Great Spotted Woodpecker seen. (Howard Taylor).

Southam     This afternoon three Red Kites circling above the car boot sale car park. (Howard Taylor). 

Gloucester     A Red Kite over Gloucester Tip this morning. (Paul Selwood).

Cirencester     c20 Swifts over The Bear at lunchtime and a Grey Wagtail seen by the outdoor swimming pool, along the Churn stream. (Felicity Cobb).

Frampton pools     This morning a Cuckoo and a Hobby. (Shane Long).

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