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Tuesday 14th August 2018

Frampton pools     A Yellow-legged Gull, three Common Terns, two Ravens, a Reed Warbler still with young and Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler singing. (Nick Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     A smart juvenile Marsh Harrier seen from Holden Tower today. (Martin McGill).  On the Top New Piece at high tide 35 Dunlins and four Ringed Plovers, a Bar-tailed Godwit flew downriver, 80+ Curlews flew into fields, 180+ Lapwings over, a Peregrine and a Hobby. (Jon Mercer).

Walmore Common     A scruffy, mostly dark Marsh Harrier flew over slowly SW at 5:40pm, a patch tick. Also four Whinchats, two Wheatears and ten Yellow Wagtails. (Andy Jayne).

Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the resident Peregrine pair and another Peregrine pair who regularly perch in a Fir tree on the Great Doward hillside c1 mile to the W of Yat Rock, two distant interacting Red Kites, Buzzards, Ravens, Stock Doves, a Grey Heron, two Little Egrets, a Marsh Tit, a Green Woodpecker, House Martins and Swallows. Also Speckled Wood, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Large and Small White butterflies, a Bank Vole, Hummingbird Hawk moths and Orange Ladybirds. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

May Hill     Seven Crossbills and a family of Stonechats on top of May Hill this morning. (Rob Guest).

Tresham area     This morning two Whinchats, three Whitethroats and three Stock Doves. (Paul Rich).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Redstarts, two Lesser Whitethroats, two Whitethroats, a Yellowhammer and seven Green Sandpipers today. (Ian Hull).

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Monday 13th August 2018

Frampton     34 Black-tailed Godwits, a Whimbrel and a juvenile Whinchat from Splatt Bridge this evening. (Gordon Hodgson).

Eastington     20+ Swifts and a Hobby over today. (Nick Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     The Short-eared Owl hunting over the Dumbles this morning again, a Marsh Harrier from Zeiss hide and a juvenile Spotted Redshank on South Lake today. (Martin McGill). A Red Kite over high at 3:20pm. (Les Ditchburn). c220 Black-tailed Godwits and a few Ruff on the Tack Piece today. (Chris Keeling).

Ashleworth Ham     Three Whinchats this morning. (Martin Greenish).

Longlevens     This morning male and female Blackcap bathing in the waterfall in the garden at Park Avenue. (Frank Bryant).

Hucclecote     Early this morning a juvenile Sparrowhawk in the garden for ten minutes. (Harold Smith).

Longney     Around the old orchards this afternoon three Reed Warblers, two Whinchats, two Spotted Flycatchers, a Treecreeper, five Garden Warblers (3 juvs), two Willow Warblers, two Jays, a Green Woodpecker, 70+ Carrion Crows, 29 Jackdaws, two Ravens and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

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Sunday 12th August 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning a female Gadwall with five nearly full-grown juveniles on the canal, 15 Teal, two Shovelers, six Grey Herons, 12 Green Sandpipers, two juvenile Redshanks, seven Snipe, 120 Swallows, two Lesser Whitethroats, three Whitethroats, two Sedge Warblers, two Reed Warblers, a Redstart, a Wheatear and four Yellow Wagtails. (Andy Jayne).

WWT Slimbridge     A Short-eared Owl again, a Yellow-legged Gull, a Common Gull, two Turnstones, a Grey Plover and 20 Yellow Wagtails at Mid Point today. (Mark Hobson/Morag Hughes/Roberta Goodall).

Berkeley     Over Berkeley Castle this morning after the rain had passed 28 Swallows, 22 House Martins, six Swifts and two Common Gulls all S. Also juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Coal Tit and a Raven. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Cleeve Hill     A Wheatear this afternoon. (Duncan Dine).

Frampton pools     A juvenile Arctic Tern, a juvenile Water Rail, eight Swifts, three Common Terns, a Yellow-legged Gull, four Green Sandpipers, 200+ Sand Martins, 100+ House Martins, 20+ Swallows, 34 Teal, five Shovelers, 25 Chiffchaffs, three Willow Warblers, a Garden Warbler, eight Blackcaps and a Whitethroat. (Nick Goatman).

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Saturday 11th August 2018

Saul Warth     This afternoon 107 Curlews, five Black-tailed Godwits, two adult  Yellow-legged Gulls, six Common Terns (3 juvs) and a Willow Warbler. (Gordon Hodgson).

WWT Slimbridge     A Short-eared Owl hunting over Dumbles this morning viewed from Holden Tower. (Slimbridge Sightings). From Mid Point a Reed Warbler, two Little Egrets, a Common Sandpiper, 12 Curlews and 12 Shelducks. From Holden Walkway five Black-tailed Godwits, five Lapwings and four Curlews. On the Rushy two Green Sandpiper, three Avocets and four Snipe and a small passage of Swallows moving southwards. (Mark Grieve).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake a Wheatear, a Yellow-legged Gull, a Common Tern, six Reed Warblers, three singing Willow Warblers, a Nuthatch feeding young, 12 Swallows and a juvenile Green Woodpecker. (Nick Goatman).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, a Hobby, a Goshawk, a Red Kite, eight Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, Ravens, Swifts, Swallows, House Martins, Stock Doves, and a Green Woodpecker. Also two Bank Voles, Holly Blue, Small Tortoiseshell and Large White butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Forest of Dean     At lunchtime today at Soudley Ponds a Kingfisher, ten Mandarins, 50 Mallards, eight Moorhens, a Nuthatch, a Muscovy Duck, two Little Grebes, six Long-tailed Tits and a Roe Deer. At Woorgreens lake a Goldfinch, four Tree Pipits, eight Mute Swans, ten Coots, a Little Grebe and a Tufted Duck. (Iain Crawford).

Berkeley     A Turnstone just N of the Pill, but flew S on the rising tide. (Andy Jordan).

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Friday 10th August 2018

WWT Slimbridge     The Wood Sandpiper from Robbie Garnett hide again today. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Stroud     A Dipper, a female Mandarin and five Chiffchaffs all near the viaduct at Frome Banks N.R. (Richard Williams).

Ashleworth Ham     Early afternoon five Little Egrets, three Grey Herons, five Canada Geese, four Mallards, seven Swallows, four Chiffchaffs, a Great Spotted Woodpecker heard, a Buzzard and 14 Carrion Crows. (John Fletcher).

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Thursday 9th August 2018

Frampton     Early morning on the Sailing Lake a LITTLE GULL, a Yellow-legged Gull, four Common Terns (1 juv), 4+ juvenile Reed Warblers, 20+ House Martins, 10+ Sand Martins and two Green Sandpipers. This evening a Greenshank, four Green Sandpipers, 18 Teal, 20+ Chiffchaffs, four Willow Warblers, five Blackcaps and seven Little Egrets. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Whinchat in the north meadow just before the first footbridge. A Yellow-legged Gull on the Long Pool. Also four Snipe, five Green Sandpipers and a Common Sandpiper. (Les Ditchburn).

WWT Slimbridge     The Wood Sandpiper still on the Tack Piece today. (Sam Walker/James Robinson).

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Wednesday 8th August 2018

Lower Kilcott     A Redstart in the bushes in the field above Lower Kilcott Farm fishing lake, also 40 House Martins. (Vic Polley).

Cleeve Hill     Two Wheatears this morning. Also a juvenile Cuckoo. (Martin Greenish).

Forest of Dean     A probable Honey Buzzard heading S at 5pm over Lords Hill, Coleford. (Frank Williams).

Woodchester     This morning at Woodchester Park three Spotted Flycatchers, four Grey Wagtails together, a Green Woodpecker, a Treecreeper, 1+ Nuthatch, a Goldcrest, a Coal Tit and 5+ Buzzards. (Duncan Dine/MK).

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