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Monday 21st May 2018

Seven Springs     At least one BEE-EATER flew over calling at 7:30am at SO9716. It was heard only but not seen. (Terry Fenton).

Winchcombe     A QUAIL heard calling at 3:30am for about 30 seconds distantly. (Steve Owen).

Aylburton     A Willow Tit sound recorded in a GL15 garden yesterday but not seen (Jo Challenger).

WWT Slimbridge     A GREAT WHITE EGRET on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide this afternoon. (Ian Hull).

Forest of Dean    A possible male Golden Oriole mid-afternoon at Yew Tree Brake flew into the canopy to the left of the path from Woorgreens to Yew Tree Brake, just before trees on left end before the clearfell. (Nicola Jones).

Highnam Woods     At least two Nightingales today plus Raven calling constantly. (Warren Gill).

Lower Rea     A Cuckoo this evening. (Andy Chapman).

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Sunday 20th May 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Little Ringed Plovers still. Also a Cuckoo. (Paul Rich).

Crickley Hill     A Peregrine swooping on Jackdaws today. (Sam Walker).

Rodborough     A Wood Warbler by Winstones Ice cream shop on the Common again this afternoon. (Nigel Pleass).

Frampton pools     A Cuckoo, seven Common Terns, two Lesser Whitethroats , 12 Whitethroats, a Yellow Wagtail, 12 Reed Warblers, 27 Blackcaps, 15 Chiffchaffs, an Egyptian Goose and an Oystercatcher still feeding three young. (Nick Goatman).

Nottingham Hill       A Cuckoo calling today. (Steve Brown).

Twyning     A Cuckoo, a Buzzard and a Red Kite over the garden this evening. (Phil & Chris Andrews).

Highnam Woods     This evening four Nightingales heard singing. Also six Blackcaps, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Song Thrushes, two Red-legged Partridges and a Raven calling. (John Fletcher).

Stroud     Two female Mandarins along the Stroudwater canal this evening with four and nine ducklings. (Colin Greenfield).

Forest of Dean     A melanistic Woodpigeon at Cannop ponds today. (Brian Pendrey). Pic by Brian.

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Saturday 19th May 2018

Forest of Dean     At Parkend two female Crossbills (1 ad, 1 juv) and Siskins calling. Also two female Broad-bodied Chasers and Green-veined, Large White and Speckled Wood butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair, a Sparrowhawk, Ravens, Buzzards, a Spotted Flycatcher, Stock Doves, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Swallows, House Martins, Sand Martins and a Green Woodpecker. Also a Hornet, Rose Chafers, a Rhinoceros Beetle, a Wood Mouse, a Holly Blue butterfly and Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Ashleworth Ham     Three House Martins, three Swallows, 2+ Cuckoos, 7+ Whitethroats, 6+ Sedge Warblers, 6+ Blackcaps, two Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff, a Lesser Whitethroat and three Redstarts this morning. (Jonathan Angliss).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning a female Ruff, three Little Ringed Plovers, a Redshank, a pair of Yellow Wagtails, two singing Redstarts and a Cuckoo. (Steve Brown).

Alderton/Dumbleton     Early morning a Yellow Wagtail and a singing Willow Warbler. (Graham Tompsett).

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Lake a pair of Pied Flycatchers feeding young reported but no sign this afternoon. A Kingfisher, a Reed Bunting, a Reed Warbler, a Whitethroat, two Swifts, a Buzzard and a Grey Heron. (Philip Terence). Also this afternoon a Little Egret and a pair of Mute Swans with seven cygnets. (MK).

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Friday 18th May 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A first-summer LITTLE GULL on the Rushy this lunchtime. This morning two summer plumaged Grey Plovers and three Sanderlings on the river off of Mid Point. . (Slimbridge Sightings).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A WOOD SANDPIPER this morning. (Graham Smith).

May Hill     A Wood Warbler singing in Bearfoot Wood close to the May Hill water tank. (Gillian Guest).

Rodborough     A Wood Warbler by Winstones Ice cream shop on the Common this afternoon. (Eric Palmer).

Forest of Dean     4-5 Crossbills at Yew Tree Brake, a male Pied Flycatcher at Speech House (across the road down to New Fancy View) and a Dipper on the stream by the Fountain Inn at Parkend. (Adrienne Sanders).

Lasborough     A singing Corn Bunting beside the Bowldown Road between Westonbirt and Lasborough at ST 83473 93193 NW of Bowldown Farm at 7:30pm. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Prestbury Hill Reserve     On a Butterfly Conservation walk  today Duke of Burgundy, Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper, Small Blue and Small Heath butterflies, also a Buzzard, a Redstart, a Tree Pipit and two Cuckoos singing mid distance. (Steve Brown).

Hempsted     Two Red Kites over the landfill/recycling centre this afternoon at 2:30pm. (Janet Datchens).

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park a Sparrowhawk over today. (Steve Brown).

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Thursday 17th May 2018

Cleeve Hill     A BLACK REDSTART on a fence next to the radio masts this afternoon. (Alex Barclay). Pics by Alex.

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Belas Knap     Three male Redstarts singing from treetops along the footpath to the barrow at midday. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote reed beds around Pits 85a and b early afternoon four Common Terns, 20 Black-headed Gulls, two Gadwalls, three Shovelers, two Greylags, four Grey Herons, two Little Egrets, two Cormorants, two Buzzards, a Hobby, a Lapwing, two Reed Warblers, 10+ Sedge Warblers, two Cetti’s Warblers, two Lesser Whitethroats, six Blackcaps, a Chiffchaff heard, five Swallows and five Reed Buntings. (John Fletcher). Pics by John.

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Wednesday 16th May 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     A WOOD SANDPIPER this afternoon. (Terry Stevenson).

Gloucester     Two GREAT WHITE EGRETS near the reed bed at Alney Island at midday. Also five singing Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Sedge Warbler and Reed Warblers. (Martin Wright).

Cleeve Hill     A male Redstart, four Mistle Thrushes, eight Yellowhammers and a Whitethroat. (Martin Greenish).

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Tuesday 15th May 2018

Saul Warth     22 Whimbrels this evening. (Gordon Hodgson).

Maisemore     A Spotted Flycatcher on wires today. (Mark Grieve).

Highnam Woods     Five Nightingales singing this morning. (Dave & Vanda Owen).

Tidenham Chase     At Poor’s Allotment a Yellowhammer singing, Linnets, pair of Stonechats, Swallows, a Buzzard being harassed by a Raven and a Tree Pipit. (Alan Waterman).

Stonehouse     A Red Kite over the railway station at 6:25pm. (Colin Greenfield).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrine pair and two intruding Peregrines, a male and female Sparrowhawk, two Hobbies, Ravens, Buzzards, a female Goosander, House Martins and Sand Martins, Swallows, a Jay, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, Siskins, a Grey Heron and Stock Doves. Also Rose Chafer beetles, Hornets, a Wood Mouse and Holly Blue, Peacock, Green-veined White and Speckled Wood butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Gloucester     A Grey Wagtail in Sainsbury’s car park in Barnwood today. (Simon Hart).

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