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Saturday 31st July 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows      This morning two Wood Sandpipers, two Common Sandpipers, five Green Sandpipers, five Little Egrets and a Whitethroat. (Geoff Fawcett). Also two Great White Egrets this morning.

Frampton     Beside Splatt Bridge two female Scoters, most likely Common, at 8:30am really close in to the canal bank. (Nicola Huggins).

WWT Slimbridge     Two Garganeys from Zeiss hide this morning. (Dot Jones).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 132 a Wood Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper, two Green Sandpipers, a Greenshank, five Little Ringed Plovers, two Little Egrets, an Oystercatcher and two Kestrels. (Eric Harris).

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Friday 30th July 2021

Berkeley shore     At Severn House Farm seven Common Sandpipers, 20 Oystercatchers and a juvenile Yellow Wagtail. (Paul Rich).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Wood Sandpiper, four Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper, six Black-tailed Godwits, three Little Egrets, seven Teal and a Merlin this afternoon. (Eric Harris).

Nailsworth     At least 21 Swifts, including one possibly two pairs still feeding young. (Terry Grant).

Winchcombe     In the Hailes Fruit Farm area a Little Owl and a Tawny Owl both heard, 17 Swallows, four Blackcaps, three Chiffchaffs, five Blackcaps, two Green Woodpeckers, a Song Thrush, two Ravens heard, three Buzzards, two Pied Wagtails, five Moorhens including three chicks, five Canada Geese and six Mallards. (John Fletcher).

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Thursday 29th July 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows     At 6:45am a Wood Sandpiper still, three Green Sandpipers, two Whinchats and three Grey Herons. (Jeremy Holland).

Frampton pools    An adult Yellow-legged Gull still on the Sailing Lake, also six Common Terns, six Swifts and 30+ Sand Martins. (Nick Goatman).

Leckhampton Hill     This morning a female Sparrowhawk, two Stock Doves, two Yellowhammers, two Linnet with nest material and two Buzzards. (Eric Harris).

Saul Warth     A Common Sandpiper, four Black-tailed Godwits, an Oystercatcher, 110+ Curlews, 32 Shelducks including 12 juveniles and two ducklings, three Stock Doves, a Whitethroat, 20+ Goldfinches, a Grey Wagtail and a Painted Lady. (MK).

Whitminster     Four Swifts flew S at 11am. (MK).

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Wednesday 28th July 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows    This morning a WOOD SANDPIPER, a Common Sandpiper, four Green Sandpipers, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, a Snipe, a female Wigeon, a juvenile Shelduck, a female Yellow Wagtail, two Whinchats and two Grey Herons. (Jeremy Holland).

Sharpness     Two juvenile Yellow Wagtails in the pre-roost gathering at SARA this evening. (Andy Jordan).

Halmore    At least four Kestrels hunting over barley stubble today. Also a Hobby hunting in the same field. (Chris Newton).

Kestrel by Chris Newton
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Tuesday 27th July 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Wood Sandpiper this evening, also today seven Green Sandpipers, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, two Snipe, c40 Lapwings, seven Little Egrets (3 juvs), a juvenile Shelduck, a Common Gull, three Yellow Wagtails and three Buzzards. (Eric Harris/Ian Hull).

WWT Slimbridge    Two Great White Egrets on the Dumbles edge. On the Rushy a Spotted Redshank, two Redshanks, a Common Sandpiper and eight Green Sandpipers. (Jonathan Bull).

Aylburton Warth     Six Canada Geese, ten Shelducks, a Peregrine, a Kestrel, two Oystercatchers, 124 Curlews, two Green Sandpipers, four Common Sandpipers, 60 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 60 Black-headed Gulls, five Meadow Pipits, three Reed Warblers still singing in the ditches, three Ravens, 400 Jackdaws, 100 Carrion Crows, 20 Rooks, 20 Linnets and a singing Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Chedworth     A Slow Worm in the garden at Field Road today. (Chris Berens).

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Monday 26th July 2021

Cotswold Water Park East    At Pit 132 five Green Sandpipers, two Common Sandpipers, five Little Ringed Plovers, two Great White Egrets, nine Little Egrets, a Snipe, a Black-tailed Godwits, an Oystercatcher, two Little Owls, two Reed Warblers, a Whitethroat and a family of Long-tailed Tits. At Pit 111a a Red Crested Pochard. (Eric Harris).

WWT Slimbridge     Three Great White Egrets from Zeiss hide. On the Rushy seven Green Sandpipers, five Black-tailed Godwits, a Spotted Redshank and a Mediterranean Gull. (Ian Hull). At 4pm a Kingfisher flew through the Rushy. (Les Ditchburn).

Kings Stanley     29 Swifts screeching overhead in a south westerly direction this morning. (Simon Spedding).

Winchcombe     A Red Kite at Langley Hill this morning. (Phil Cull).

Edge     At Rudge Hill NNR this afternoon five Meadow Pipits, two adults collecting insects and at least three juveniles heard calling from the grass, four Willow Warblers (2 juvs), three Chiffchaffs, two Buzzard and a Mistle Thrush. Also Chalkhill Blue, Brown Argus, Brimstone, Small Blue, Red Admiral and Peacock butterflies and Six-spotted Burnet moths. (John Fletcher).

Brown Argus by John Fletcher
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Sunday 25th July 2021

Aylburton Warth to Guscar Rocks     WeBS count today at high tide 29 Canada Geese, 17 Shelducks, four Mallards, four Grey Herons, a Little Egret, a Kestrel, eight Oystercatchers, two Knot, two Whimbrels, 320 Curlews, four Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper, 210 Black-headed Gulls, three Common Gulls, 30 Herring Gulls, 30 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, ten Skylarks, five Meadow Pipits, a Wheatear, two Reed Warblers still singing and 1-2 Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Stinchcombe Hill     Three Red Kites heading over E at 1pm. (James Robinson).

Dursley    Two Hobbies chasing Swifts over Whiteway Hill this evening. (Phil Pope).

Bourton-on-the-Water     A Water Rail seen on one of the north pits today. (Andy Lewis).

Frampton     Around the pools an adult Yellow-legged Gull, six Common Terns, 148 Mute Swans, 82 Coots, 40 Moorhens, 151 Barnacle Geese, the Ross’s Goose, the Bar-headed Goose,18 Swifts, 20 Swallows, 12 House Martins and a Cetti’s Warbler with young. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening a male and juvenile Whinchat, a juvenile Stonechat, seven Green Sandpipers, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, a Redshank, a Snipe, 66 Greylags roosted, two Yellow Wagtails and a Yellowhammer. (Ian Hull).

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Saturday 24th July 2021

Frampton     A juvenile Little Owl this evening. (Marc Freebrey).

Little Owl by Marc Freebrey

Forest of Dean    A Red Kite flew over Lower Lydbrook this morning at 11am. (Greg Jones).

Coaley     A Peregrine on the church today. (Paul Skirrow).

Peregrine by Paul Skirrow

Gloucester     On Alney Island a Peregrine this afternoon at 3:30pm. (Simon Hart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A QUAIL calling extremely close the the Grundon boardwalk and on North scrape, four Green Sandpipers and four Whinchats. (Les Ditchburn). Also a Whitethroat. (Nigel Young). Also three Mute Swans, a Teal, 50+ Mallards, six Grey Herons, six Little Egrets, four Coots, 30+ Lapwings, a juvenile Stonechat, 1-2 Reed Buntings singing and a Roe Deer. (Mike Smart).

Whitethroat by Nigel Young

Alvington     A Goshawk flew really low over the end of the garden at tree top level near Clanna Country Park. (Paul Woolams).

Cheltenham     At Park Campus an eclipse drake Mandarin today. Nearby two Green Woodpeckers in Tudor Lodge Road. (Steve Brown).

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Friday 23rd July 2021

Saul Warth     Early morning at least 16 juvenile Yellow Wagtails. At high tide 64 Curlews, a Whimbrel, 60 Avocets, four Black-tailed Godwits, three Oystercatchers, two Common Sandpipers, three Redshanks, 20 Dunlins, five Knot, a Mediterranean Gull and 28 Shelducks. (Eric Palmer).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning nine Grey Herons, two Green Sandpipers, a Snipe, five Whinchats, a Sedge Warbler and a QUAIL still calling S of the footbridge. (Jeremy Holland). This evening c60 Greylags, five Green Sandpipers and three Little Egrets. (Eric Harris).

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide this morning a Goshawk through at 11:15am, a Buzzard, a Kestrel, a Common Crane, a Common Gull and 78 Avocets. (Jonathan Bull). 210+ Black-tailed Godwits including a Portuguese ringed adult, 5+ Ruff, a Spotted Redshank, two Little Ringed Plover, a Green Sandpiper, an adult Little Grebe with a juvenile, a Cormorant and 30+ Lapwings on South Lake after 4pm. (Tom Weston).

Spotted Redshank by Tom Weston

Ruff by Tom Weston

Frampton     In the reedbed N of Splatt Bridge at least eight species of warblers, including Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat and at least three Lesser Whitethroats. On Saul Lodge pond a female Tufted Duck with eight young ducklings. Also a female Goshawk flying N over the Perryway. (Terry Grant).

Lesser Whitethroat by Terry Grant

Moreton Valence     A Red Kite over this afternoon. (Sue Hyde).

Highnam    A Red Kite over the roundabout at about 1:30pm. (Geoff Fawcett).

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Thursday 22nd July 2021

Forest of Dean     A male Crossbill, a Spotted Flycatcher, two Garden Warblers and a minimum of 60 House Martins, seven Stonechats and 12 Tree Pipits around Woorgreens this morning. Also a male Keeled Skimmer. (Andy Jayne). c10 Swifts in Mitcheldean High Street, probably nesting. (Chris Keeling).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Four Whinchats including a male, 62 Greylags, two Snipe, five Little Egrets, two Green Woodpeckers and a Great Spotted Woodpecker on the towpath. (Les Ditchburn).

Calcot     A male Whinchat, a Spotted Flycatcher, 80+ Swifts and at least eight Stonechats. (Terry Grant).

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