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Saturday 13th August 2022

Epney     Today the TURTLE DOVE still in gardens behind the Anchor Inn. Please park sensibly by the entrance opposite the seawall or on the road without blocking access and not in the pub unless you are using it. Thank you. (Lee Gardiner).

Frampton pools     Four Great White Egrets, 20 Little Egrets, three Grey Herons, five Little Grebes, seven Teal, two Spotted Flycatchers, ten House Martins and five Swallows today. (Nick Goatman).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 132 this morning, three Little Ringed Plovers and a Spotted Flycatcher. (Duncan Dine).

Spotted Flycatcher by Duncan Dine

Woodchester     This morning two Swifts still entering a nest site in North Woodchester Church. (Roy Bircher).

Netheridge Farm    Two Swifts over Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Dursley    Six Swifts over this morning. (Katharine Goatman).

Purton     Early morning vismig included 29 Swallows, a Sand Martin, a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, a Ringed Plover and a Grey Plover, two Dunlins and eight Yellow Wagtails. Grounded birds included a Redstart and two Yellow Wagtails. (Francis Steuck).

Cleeve Hill     This morning 12 Stonechats, four Redstarts, two Wheatears and a Whinchat, a Yellow Wagtail, a Corn Bunting and a Spotted Flycatcher. (Ian Ralphs).

WWT Slimbridge    Two SPOONBILLS on the Top New Piece, seen from Zeiss hide. (Helen Bojaniwska).

Westfield     Two Reed Buntings between Brockhampton and Hawling (What3Words flattens.garden.closer). (Graham Baker).

Brockworth    A Raven flying over in large circles and calling repeatedly at 8:15pm. (John Miles).

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Friday 12th August 2022

Saul Warth     This morning 152 Curlews, 17 Avocets, four Teal, a Black-tailed Godwit, the Ruddy Shelduck/hybrid, a Yellow Wagtail, a Wheatear. In the bushes 9+ Chiffchaffs, six Blackcaps, four Willow Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Green Woodpecker and a Spotted Flycatcher. (Duerden Cormack).

Stinchcombe Hill     COMMON SCOTER(S) heard going over at 2:30am. (James Robinson).

Gloucester     Three Red Kites at Sandhurst Hill this morning. Five Sand Martins and a Yellow Wagtail flew N into the breeze. Also two Ravens, a Kestrel, 18 Willow Warblers and a Lesser Whitethroat. (Andy Jayne).

Frampton     On Court Lake seven Great White Egrets, 12 Little Egrets, five Grey Herons, a Hobby, an adult Yellow-legged Gull and two Cormorants. (Nick Goatman).

Bourton-on-the-Water     A Dipper on the River Windrush, the first for several years, on private land near Bourton. (Rita Gerry per Andy Lewis).

Guscar Rocks    At high tide this evening four Grey Herons, 337 Curlews on the mud at low tide, some flying over to Guscar, most moving upstream to Aylburton, of 200 at Guscar seven rings read, all birds ringed at Wibdon between 2010 and 2013. Also 20 Swallows, a Yellow Wagtail and 70 Carrion Crows. (Mike Smart).

Quedgeley    An adult and a juvenile Peregrine sat on the front of the incinerator at 8pm near M5/J12. (Paul Sutton).

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Thursday 11th August 2022

WWT Slimbridge     A WOOD SANDPIPER from Zeiss hide this morning. (Greg Mabbett).

Epney     This evening the TURTLE DOVE still in gardens behind the Anchor Inn. Please park sensibly by the entrance opposite the seawall or on the road without blocking access and not in the pub unless you are using it. Thank you. (Simon Ashley/Richard Williams).

Saul Warth     A Wheatear this evening. (Simon Ashley/Richard Williams).

Cheltenham     Tonight in Eldorado Crescent a Green Woodpecker and a Hummingbird Hawk moth. At the junction of Christchurch Road and Eldorado Road, male and female Tawny Owls calling to each other. (Keith White).

Guscar Rocks     At high tide this evening 300 Curlews, 29 rings read three headstarted birds from Slimbridge 2019, 25 from ringing sessions at Wibdon between 2010 and 2013 and one ringed in Herefordshire last year. Also four Bar-headed Geese, 25 Canada Geese, two Mallards, three Grey Herons, an Oystercatcher, a Common Sandpiper, three Whimbrels, 1+ Yellow Wagtail, 30+ Swallows and50 Carrion Crows. (Mike Smart).

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Wednesday 10th August 2022

Epney     Today the TURTLE DOVE still in gardens behind the Anchor Inn. Please park sensibly by the entrance opposite the seawall or on the road without blocking access and not in the pub unless you are using it. Thank you. (Steve Pullen/Roberta Goodall). Also this morning 50+ Swallows, 35 Canada Geese, two Common Gulls, a Red Kite, a Cormorant, two Stock Doves, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Little Egret. (Steve Pullen).

Turtle Dove by Steve Pullen

Stinchcombe Hill      First-winter Whinchat this morning and 40+ Pied Wagtails. (James Robinson).

Purton     Early morning vismig included two Greenshanks, two Ringed Plovers and two Tree Pipits. Also four Willow Warblers and three Yellow Wagtails. (Francis Steuck).

Saul Warth     A Wheatear near the sewage works at 12:30pm. Also six Avocets, 15 Black-tailed Godwits, 35 Curlews, a Grey Heron and two Little Egrets. (Steve Pullen).

The Camp     At least four Spotted Flycatchers together this afternoon. (Andrew Cormack).

Frampton pools     An adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Common Tern, three Great White Egrets, two Reed Buntings and two Lesser Whitethroats today. (Nick Goatman).

Lower Swell     Two families of Spotted Flycatchers this morning. Also a young Pied Flycatcher. (Richard Tyler).

Spotted Flycatcher by Richard Tyler

Minchinhampton Common     A male Redstart today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Along the canal a Little Grebe, 12 Moorhens and three very small chicks, 12 Coots, including six large juveniles, six Mallards, a Cetti’s Warbler, three Sedge Warblers, four Chiffchaffs, two Chaffinches, two Red Kites an three Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

Hucclecote Meadows SSSI (Lobley’s Drive, Glos)     At 12:15pm during haymaking a Red Kite drifted over several times, harried by a crow at SO 87090 16331. (Ian Elphick).

Robinswood Hill CP     Seven Swifts over the car park feeding while passing through quite high SW. (Ian Elphick).

Haresfield Beacon     This morning two Spotted Flycatchers, two Garden Warblers, two Redstarts, a Lesser Whitethroat and a good number of Willow Warblers. (Richard Hearn).

Selsley Common     A Wheatear this evening. (Richard Hearn).

Prestbury     43 Swallows at Noverton Farm today. (Ken Heron).

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Tuesday 9th August 2022

Breadstone    At Bushy Grove a juvenile Pied Flycatcher this morning. Also 22 Spotted Flycatchers (mostly juveniles), three Great Spotted Woodpeckers (one juvenile), two Goldcrests, a Willow Warbler, a Coal Tit, a Raven, a Buzzard and a Jay, also a Brown Hawker and three very late Purple Hairstreaks. (Chris Newton).

Pied Flycatcher by Chris Newton

Purple Hairstreak by Chris Newton

Painswick Beacon         From 6am to 9am passage SW included four Meadow Pipits, 33 Swifts, 57 Swallows and three House Martins, also two Crossbills E at 7:30am and a Hobby SW at 6:15pm. Meadow Pipits feeding grown young in the hillfort. (John Fleming).

Rodborough Common     This morning three Redstarts, a Lesser Whitethroat and two Willow Warblers. Vismig included two Tree Pipits S, a Yellow Wagtail, a Siskin, a House Martin and ten Swallows. (Francis Steuck). Four Swifts flying low and heading E over the Common at 8pm this evening. (Colin Greenfield).

Nailsworth    Four Swifts and a Little Egret over Windsoredge at 6:30pm. (Terry Grant).

WWT Slimbridge     Two SPOONBILLS from Zeiss hide. (Roy Kinchin). A Marsh Harrier over the Rushy and three Spotted Redshanks. (Jonathan Bull).

Stonehouse    Two Buzzards, two Kestrels, a juvenile and a male, a Chiffchaff, a female Whitethroat, a Little Egret, four Grey Herons, 20+ Swallows, ten House Martins and a Muntjac. A large flock of Goldfinches near the sewage works and 15+ Long-tailed Tits. (Paul Sutton).

Muntjac by Paul Sutton

Stinchcombe Hill     This evening a Mediterranean Gull with a mixed Common Gull and Black-headed Gull flock. (James Robinson).

Whitminster     A Little Owl this morning. (Andy Rudge).

Aylburton Warth     At high tide two juvenile Shelducks, five Mallards, a Kestrel, four Ringed Plovers, a Dunlin, 503 Curlews, a Whimbrel, three Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper and eight Yellow Wagtails in two family parties around the cows. (Mike Smart).

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Monday 8th August 2022

Purton     This morning two Garden Warblers, two Sedge Warblers, a Willow Warbler, a Reed Warbler, five Lesser Whitethroats, three Whitethroats and 15 Blackcaps. Two Common Terns high downriver. (Francis Steuck).

WWT Slimbridge     The WOOD SANDPIPER showing well at Zeiss hide at midday. (Ian Hull).

Frampton pools     Four Great White Egrets on Court lake and the adult Yellow-legged Gull on the Sailing Lake today. (Nick Goatman).

Prestbury     A Turtle Dove reported this afternoon at Queenwood Grove. (per BirdGuides).

Rodborough Common     This evening a Whinchat, two Redstarts and a Wheatear all c300m E of the fort, around the water-trough. Also two Swift, three Sand Martins and a juvenile Great Black-backed Gull over. (Francis Steuck).

May Hill     71 Swallows in a line near the old Chapel in the middle of May Hill village. (Rob Guest).

Stanley Downton     This morning 8:30-10am several juvenile Whitethroats along hedges and the railway embankment. A Hobby again, circled very high then flew SW, a first year male Peregrine on a pylon in the fields below Bond’s Mill and a Little Egret at the Ocean. (Paul Sutton).

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Sunday 7th August 2022

Saul     Four WHITE STORKS drifted low E over the garden at 5pm. (Roberta Goodall).

Epney     Today the TURTLE DOVE still in gardens behind the Anchor Inn. Please park sensibly by the entrance opposite the seawall or on the road without blocking access and not in the pub unless you are using it. Thank you. (Fred & Heather Hobson/Aravind Ramesh). Also on the river, two Grey Herons, a Little Egret and two Lapwings and a Stock Dove and two Reed Warblers along the footpath behind the pub. (Steve Pullen).

Roel Hill     A QUAIL calling this morning. (Bob Fryer).

Sudeley Hill     c400 Linnets feeding on stubble this morning. (Bob Fryer).

Sharpness     A Whinchat still 1km S of the picnic area today. Also a Yellow Wagtail, a Wheatear, a Sedge Warbler, a Turnstone and a Golden Plover. (Andy Jordan).

Frampton pools     This morning two Spotted Flycatchers, four Great White Egrets, a Hobby, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Peregrine, 8+Willow Warblers and a Whitethroat. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth     Between 1-2:30pm, six Avocets, 35 Black-tailed Godwits, 60+ Curlews, two Oystercatchers, eight Shelducks, two Great Black-backed Gulls, a Cormorant and four Skylarks. (Steve Pullen).

North Cotswolds     A newly fledged Hobby today. (Richard Tyler).

Hobby by Richard Tyler

Cotswold Water Park East     Three Green Sandpipers at Pit 132 today. (Duncan Dine).

Cleeve Hill     A first winter Whinchat, several Redstarts both adults and first winters and a Painted Lady. (Ian Ralphs).

Whitminster     A Red Kite E over the garage on the A38 at 8:30am. (Mark Hobson).

Stanley Downton     A Hobby over very high up at 9:15am, a pale Buzzard, a moulting Red Kite (M Prout) and a juvenile Whitethroat on the railway embankment. (Paul Sutton).

Quedgeley    A Kestrel and five Ravens soaring overhead at 3pm at Shelduck Road. (Steve Pullen).

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Saturday 6th August 2022

WWT Slimbridge     The WOOD SANDPIPER on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide for most of the day, but also on the Tack Piece. Also a SPOONBILL from Zeiss hide, a Redstart along the Summer Walkway, a recently fledged juvenile Kingfisher on South Lake and the Ruddy Shelduck/hybrid on the estuary. (Neil Smart/Dot Jones/Paul Masters/Andy Jordan/Ian Ralphs).

Frampton     On the Sailing Lake early morning an adult Yellow-legged Gull, four Common Terns, 50+ Sand Martins, a Willow Warbler singing, five Swallows and a Yellowhammer. (Nick Goatman).

Breadstone    c8 Spotted Flycatchers in the woods this afternoon. Also many Southern Hawkers. (Sam Walker).

Didmarton     5+ Spotted Flycatchers, including at least two juveniles in Hinnegar Wood, also two Green Woodpeckers, 10+ Chiffchaffs and a juvenile Goldcrest. (Terry Grant).

Sharpness     A Whinchat 1km S of the picnic area today. (Sam Walker).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning a female Redstart, two Bullfinches, a Curlew, two Willow Warblers, two Chiffchaffs, five Grey Herons, a Red Kite, a Buzzard and ten Swallows. Also a Hornets nest. (John Casswell).

Ashleworth Ham     This evening six Mallards, two Grey Herons, one catching and eating a young eel from the small pool remaining and an adult Buzzard on top of a pylon.  (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Stonehouse     Between Stanley Downton-Bond’s Mill a Greenfinch and juveniles, Goldfinch and juveniles, Goldcrest and a juvenile, Chiffchaff and a juvenile, c20 Long-tailed Tits, many Dunnocks and a juvenile, a Whitethroat, two Buzzards, two Grey Herons, four Little Egrets, a Dipper at Bond’s Mill, 15 Swallows, nine House Martins and a Weasel near the sewage works. (Paul Sutton).

Forest of Dean     At Mitcheldean House Martins are now feeding a second brood. Also two Buzzards seen most days. (Chris Keeling).

Cam     A Red Kite over this afternoon. (Terry Webb).

Hasfield Ham     CES ringing session today caught 67 birds including an adult Redstart, a Sedge Warbler, six Whitethroats, four Blackcaps, a Lesser Whitethroat, four Willow Warblers, two Chiffchaffs, five Reed Buntings, 28 Long-tailed Tits and four Bullfinches. Also two Ravens flying over. (Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening).

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Friday 5th August 2022

WWT Slimbridge     A WOOD SANDPIPER from Stephen Kirk hide this morning. Two Curlew Sandpipers and two Garganeys from Zeiss hide. (Tim Jukes/Dot Jones/Ian Hull).

Wood Sandpiper by Mike King

Sharpness    A Whinchat, a Garden Warbler and a Yellow-legged Gull this morning. (Andy Jordan).

Frampton pools      A Green Sandpiper, a Great White Egret, three Common Terns, two Swifts, five Lesser Whitethroats, three Reed Warblers, 45 Chiffchaffs, 11 Blackcaps, two Willow Warblers, 30+ Sand Martin and 20+ House Martin. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Six Teal, two Gadwalls, 100 Mallards,  25 Grey Herons, 20 Little Egrets, three Great White Egrets, a Cormorant, 80 Lapwings, three Snipe, a Green Sandpiper, two juvenile Yellow Wagtails, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Reed Warbler and two Reed Buntings calling. (Mike Smart).

Upper Rissington     A Grey Partridge and three large young, two Red Kites, two Buzzards, a Kestrel, three Yellowhammers, a Bullfinch, four Meadow Pipits and two Linnets. (Harvey Sherwood).

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Thursday 4th August 2022

WWT Slimbridge     A young Cuckoo being fed by Reed Warblers on the canoe safari trail this afternoon. (Terry Fenton). Two moulting breeding plumage Curlew Sandpipers on the Top New Piece this morning with 84 Dunlins. (Martin McGill).

Cuckoo by Terry Fenton

Epney     Today the TURTLE DOVE still in gardens behind the Anchor Inn at 11:35am. Please park sensibly by the entrance opposite the seawall or on the road without blocking access and not in the pub unless you are using it. Thank you. (MK).

Turtle Dove by Mike King

Saul Warth     At high tide, wader numbers continue to decline, a Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Avocets, seven Oystercatchers, 100+ Curlews, five Little Egrets, two Grey Wagtails and a juvenile Stonechat along Hock Ditch. (MK).

Stonechat by Mike King

Walmore Common     Two Whinchats this afternoon. (Andy Jayne).

Selsley Common/Penn Wood area     Seven Spotted Flycatchers, including at least two juveniles, two Marsh Tits in the wood and a loose flock of nine Ravens over high NE. (Duerden Cormack).

Sharpness     Along the seawall this afternoon three Lapwings, three Redshanks, a Little Egret, two Kingfishers in the basin and a Common Sandpiper. (Clare Glanville).

Stinchcombe Hill     At lunchtime a Swift and a first winter Wheatear. Also Chalkhill Blues, Six-spot Burnets and Painted Ladies. (James Robinson).

Westrip     Six Swifts over at 3:15pm. (MK).

Aylburton Warth     This morning a pair of Shelducks with seven ducklings, a Buzzard, a Kestrel, two Dunlins, two Sanderlings, 455 Curlews (six colour rings red from 2010 to 2013), a Whimbrel, a Green Sandpiper, two adult Common Gulls, 100 Black-headed Gulls, 10+ Skylarks and 5+ Meadow Pipits. (Mike Smart).

Frampton     At the Sailing lake up to six Lesser Whitethroats, a Sparrowhawk over, an adult and a juvenile Green Woodpecker, a Kingfisher, Pied Wagtail juveniles and two Grey Wagtails. (Paul Sutton).

Sparrowhawk by Paul Sutton

Coombe Hill Meadows    Four Sedge Warblers at the Snipe Pool, three Reed Buntings and a Buzzard from Grundon hide, a Whitethroat and a Kingfisher along the canal. Also Common Blue Damselfly, lots of Common and Ruddy Darters, a Black-tailed Skimmer, Brown Hawkers, Emperors and four Southern Hawkers (1 female & 4 males). (Alastair Robinson).

Southern Hawker by Alastair Robinson
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