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Sunday 16th September 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A CATTLE EGRET on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide with the Old English Longhorn cattle. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Stinchcombe Hill     Still plenty of Chiffchaffs this afternoon, a Hobby and 20+House Martins the only other migrants present and two Marsh Tits with a large Long-tailed Tit flock. (James Robinson).

Sharpness     Three Wheatears and a flyover Black-tailed Godwit today. (Andy Jordan).

Hucclecote     A male Great Spotted Woodpecker in garden this morning, the first since January. (Harold Smith).

Innsworth     A Hummingbird Hawk Moth in the garden this evening. (Mark Easterbrook).

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Saturday 15th September 2018

Sharpness     A Garden Warbler, a Reed Warbler and a Redstart this morning. (Andy Jordan).

Cleeve Hill     Two Golden Plovers, three Stonechats, a Whinchat, three Wheatears and a Grey Wagtail over. (Tom & Greg Mabbett).

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Friday 14th September 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN, a Red Kite and a Yellow Wagtail from Zeiss hide today. (Dan Hill).

Gloucester    Two House Martin nests still with young in at Gloucester Quays. (Geoff Fawcett).

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Thursday 13th September 2018

Aylburton Warth     On the morning high tide 100 Canada Geese flying downstream, three Teal, five Grey Herons, a Kestrel, a Peregrine, 324 Curlews flew down towards Guscar Rocks, six Redshanks, a Greenshank, ten Swallows, three House Martins, three Yellow Wagtails, 20 Meadow Pipits, a Wheatear, 100 Goldfinches and five Linnets. (Mike Smart).

Cotswold Water Park East     A Greenshank at Pit 132 this morning. (Duncan Dine).

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Wednesday 12th September 2018

Birdlip     A Woodpigeon flew out of the woods across the Cranham Road at 2:10pm with a Goshawk in hot pursuit. (Michael Cook).

Brockworth     Two late Swifts high over junction 11A of the M5 at 6:12pm. (Michael Cook).

The Camp, Stroud     Three Golden Plovers in a stubble field near the Fostons Ash Inn on the Bisley Road this morning. (Michael Cook).

Netheridge Farm    A Whinchat, a Sedge Warbler, two Green Sandpipers over S and a Jay at the Barn Owl Centre today. (Mark Hobson).

Sharpness     A BLACK REDSTART still at the end of Dock Road today. (Kenny Hills). Pic by Kenny.

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Edge     At Rudge Hill N.N.R. this afternoon around SO846091 birds included five Green Woodpeckers, 35 Goldfinches, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Kestrel, a Buzzard and four Linnets. Along Sevenleaze Lane in the Spoonbed Farm area SO861124 110 Linnets, seven Goldfinches, a Kestrel, two Buzzard, a Red-legged Partridge and 17 Grey Partridge in a stubble field presumably released birds. (John Fletcher).

Hucclecote     10+ Feral Pigeons, 30 House Sparrows and three Woodpigeons in the garden all fled as soon as a male Sparrowhawk landed. (Harold Smith).

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Tuesday 11th September 2018

Awre     A QUAIL flushed at Brims Pill this morning at 9am. (Andy Jayne).

Minsterworth Ham     Five Whinchats this morning. (Andy Jayne).

Cotswold Water Park East     Today on Bowmoor Sailing Lake (Pit 125) SU17990999666 both the BLACK TERN, an adult in winter plumage and the juvenile LITTLE GULL still present. Also a Common Sandpiper, at Pit 131 a Hobby and at Pit 132 a Peregrine, a Greenshank and a juvenile Hobby. (Duncan Dine). Pic by Duncan.

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Sharpness     A BLACK REDSTART this afternoon at the end of Dock Road. Also a Whitethroat and two Black-tailed Godwits. (Andy Jordan).

Netheridge Farm     A Whinchat this afternoon, along the public footpath N of the Barn Owl Centre. (Mark Hobson).

Witcombe Reservoirs     Three Spotted Flycatchers, five Blackcaps, a Chiffchaff, three Bullfinches, three Little Grebes, five Great Crested Grebes, seven Tufted Ducks, two Cormorants, 24 Greylags, 27 Canada Geese and 84 Coot this morning. (Martin Greenish).

Woodchester Park     Birds around the park today included two Mandarins, 71 Mallards, a Tufted Duck, a Grey Heron, a Cormorant, five Buzzards, a Green Woodpecker, two Jays, three Ravens, two Coal Tits, a Marsh Tit, three Swallows, 40 House Martins, four Chiffchaffs, two Goldcrests, three Nuthatches, a Dipper, two Grey Wagtails and c30 Goldfinches. (Nick Hawkridge).

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Monday 10th September 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     Today on Bowmoor Sailing Lake (Pit 125) SU17990999666 both the BLACK TERN, an adult in winter plumage and the juvenile LITTLE GULL still present. (Jonathan Angliss).

Frampton pools     Six Pintails, a Greenshank, eight Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper, a Hobby, a Yellow-legged Gull, 25 Swallows and two Sand Martins today. (Nick Goatman).

Berkeley shore     On the WEBS count today 400 Canada Geese, 12 Ringed Plovers, five Dunlins, a Little Grebe, a Common Sandpiper, an Oystercatcher and a Greenshank around the Pill. Also a Whitethroat, a Wheatear and 20 Stock Doves. (Geoff Moyser).

WWT Slimbridge     Late afternoon four Spotted Redshanks from Stephen Kirk hide, three juveniles and an adult tending to stay adrift of the youngsters, feeding with 7-8 Ruff. (Dave Tait). Pic by Dave.

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Forest of Dean     At New Fancy View three Crossbills over. At Cannop ponds at midday a Dipper, a Spotted Flycatcher and 13 Mandarins. At Nagshead six Siskins from the Campbell hide and two adult Wild Boars with nine young outside the Lower hide. Also a Goshawk at Crabtree Hill and a Peregrine over Whitemead Park. (Edward Betteridge).

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