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Chedworth A HOOPOE in a private garden this morning, not viewable from public areas. Also a garden Buzzard there.
WWT Slimbridge Two SPOONBILLS feeding on the river just S of Mid Point at 9:05am. Flew the the southern end of the Dumbles and out of sight at 11:10am. Also three Mediterranean Gulls on the Rushy and two Green Sandpipers. (Geoff Moyser/Mark Hobson).
Hidcote 1-4 Red Kites during 2 hours at NT Hidcote this afternoon, also a Corn Bunting on the rape crop in the field beyond the Long Walk. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).
Selsley On the Common at SO828030 a Red Kite, two Kestrels, 12 Skylarks, four Linnets and nine Swifts. Also seven Six Spotted Burnet moths, three Small Blues, many Marble Whites, Small Heath and Meadow Browns and a Bee Orchid. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish).
Edge In the field next to the road at SO836084 soaring together low over newly cut meadow grasses three Red Kites and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish). Pic by John.
Frampton Two Mediterranean Gull, an adult and a second summer, hawking insects over fields by Frampton Green. (Gordon Hodgson). At the Sailing Lake 50+ Swifts, five Sand Martins, a Grey Wagtail, a Reed Warbler feeding young and six Common Terns. (Nick Goatman).
Ablington Downs At least four singing Corn Buntings today. (Duncan Dine).
Symonds Yat In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrine pair, a Red Kite, two Sparrowhawks, Buzzards, Ravens, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, Stock Doves, Swifts, Swallows, Sand Martins and House Martins and a Chiffchaff singing. Also Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood and Marbled White butterflies, a Rose Chafer, a Hornet, Wood Mice and Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).
Netheridge A Red Kite over Netheridge Farm going W at 8am, a Peregrine over S and 17+ Swifts. (Mark Hobson).
Gloucester A Little Egret on Wotton Brook, Barnwood Park this afternoon. (Marilyn Lightstone).
Mitcheldean A Scarlet Tiger moth in the garden. (Christine Keeling).
Hawling area Two singing QUAIL either side of the public bridleway between Hawling and Roel Gate this evening at SP062239, also a Corn Bunting at 6:40pm. Later a Hobby here. A Redstart just N of Hawling on the bridleway track. At least 11 singing Yellowhammers between the Hawling triangle and Roel Gate. A Barn Owl at 7:40pm just N of Roel Hill Farm and another hunting around SP055222 from 9pm. (Pete and Marjo Lewis).
Prestbury At Prestbury Hill reserve male and female Redstart, three Buzzards, two Yellowhammers and 5+ Linnets. (Dave Collins).
Coombe Hill Meadows This evening three Mute Swans, two Canada Geese with two goslings, at least two female Mallards with ducklings, three Gadwalls, two adult Oystercatchers with three chicks still, 42 Lapwings, four adult Redshanks, at least two nearly full grown chicks seen, six Curlews came to roost, a Cuckoo calling and five Swifts. (Mike Smart).
Cheltenham A family of five Jays in yew trees in Pittville Circus Road this morning, two adults and three full grown juveniles. (Clare McNulty).
Walmore Common A female/immature Marsh Harrier today, also a Little Egret. (Andy Pierce).
Longlevens A Red Kite over at 1:25pm today. (Dave Stone).
Rodborough Three juvenile Great Spotted Woodpeckers on garden feeders at Little London this morning, also two small Grass Snakes under tin sheets. (Nigel Denman).
Lightpill A Red Kite over the old Kitesnest Pub by B&Q today. (Giles Diggle). Probably the same bird over Rodborough shortly afterwards. (Seb Buckton).
WWT Slimbridge Six Mediterranean Gulls on the Rushy today. (Andy Jordan).
Frampton pools A GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Mediterranean Gull, 11 Common Terns, a Yellow-legged Gull, 20+ Swifts, 118 Barnacle Geese, 61 Canada Geese, 71 Greylags, 91 Mute Swan, a Cuckoo, a Little Egret, three Oystercatchers and a Grey Wagtail today. (Nick Goatman).
Nailsworth 160+ Swifts flying S between 6:25pm and 6:35pm, also a Hobby and a Red Kite flew W at 6:20pm. (Terry Grant).
Hucclecote A Red Kite over King George playing field at 4:45pm. (Ken Hurcombe).
Quedgeley A Red Kite over at 8:50am. (Sam Walker).