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Thursday 17th August 2017

Frampton pools     A GREAT WHITE EGRET, four Little Egrets, seven Grey Herons, five Common Terns, a Yellow-legged Gull, two Common Sandpipers, two Green Sandpipers, an Oystercatcher and two Kingfishers this morning. (Nick Goatman). Also two BLACK TERNS at 10:15am for 5 minutes only on Court Lake. Also 20+ House Martins, 30+ Swallows, 50+ Sand Martins, three Cormorants, three Great Crested Grebes, five Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, a Whitethroat, a Grey Wagtail, two Bullfinches, two Goldcrests, a Nuthatch and a Jay. (Mark Grieve).

Chedworth     Today at Chedworth airfield (SP04501280) 20 Mistle Thrushes and three Wheatears. (Martine Fenn).

Forest of Dean     A Swift over Lydney canal this morning. (Frank Williams).

WWT Slimbridge     A Wood Sandpiper on the Rushy still this morning. (Slimbridge Wild).

Winchcombe     Two Wheatears at Langley Hill today, also present yesterday. (Phil Cull). Pic by Phil.

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Wednesday 16th August 2017

WWT Slimbridge     At Mid Point this morning 120+ Dunlins with 70+ Ringed Plovers and a Whinchat on the gate. (Phil Pope). From Robbie Garnett hide a Wood Sandpiper still today and the CATTLE EGRET left the site early on. (Slimbridge Wild).

Stinchcombe Hill     A female Redstart this afternoon and an Adonis Blue butterfly. (Phil Pope).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Area this evening five Grey Herons, two adult and a juvenile Little Grebe, a Kestrel, a Hobby, 13 Swifts, a Kingfisher, three Whinchats and a Grey Wagtail. (Andy Jayne). This morning a Green Sandpiper, a Little Egret and a Cormorant. (Martin Greenish).

Fretherne     At Hock Ditch 11am-2:15pm a Wheatear, three Kestrels, 65+ Curlews, 20 Ringed Plovers, 70 Dunlins and a Raven mobbing a Rook. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish). Pic by John.

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Innsworth      A pair of Buzzards and a juvenile in the field opposite Imjin barracks the other side of Frogfurlong Lane. (Kevin Sullivan). Pic by Maureen Fineman.

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Wotton-Under-Edge     Eight Buzzards circling over Westridge Woods today. (Thomas McCarthy).

Kingswood     Three Dippers including a juvenile on the Little Avon river today. (Thomas McCarthy).

Sharpness     A Whimbrel flew from Sharpness and landed between Berkeley Pill and power station this evening. (Andy Jordan).

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Tuesday 15th August 2017

Frampton    At the pools this evening a GREAT WHITE EGRET on Court Lake, also four Little Egrets, a Water Rail, four Gadwalls and two Teal. This morning three Yellow Wagtails, a Yellow-legged Gull, 12 Common Terns, three Common Sandpipers, two Green Sandpipers, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Garden Warbler and a Whitethroat. (Nick Goatman).

Symonds Yat    From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and just one juvenile seen, six Buzzards, a female Sparrowhawk, a female Goshawk, Ravens, a Marsh Tit, a Treecreeper, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, Swallows and House Martins, Coal Tits, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, a Goldcrest and Stock Doves. Other sightings included Red Admiral, Green-veined White, Small Copper, Gatekeeper, Common and Holly Blue butterflies, a Hornet, a Rose Chafer and many flying Ants. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

North Cotswolds    A female Hobby early this morning, site withheld. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard.

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Hempsted     This morning a Garden Warbler, two Lesser Whitethroats, three Whitethroats, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, four Bullfinches and a Raven at Netheridge Farm. (Mark Hobson).

Sharpness     A Greenshank from SARA this evening, a patch year tick. (Andrew Jordan).

WWT Slimbridge     From Robbie Garnett hide a Wood Sandpiper on the Tack Piece still today and a CATTLE EGRET in approach road fields. (Slimbridge Wild).

Gloucester     A Green Sandpiper and a few passing Swifts at Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake this morning. (Martin Greenish).

Forest of Dean     At St Briavels a pair of Siskins reappeared for last 3 days, after an absence of c6 weeks, on garden feeders but no sign of young. (Bob Broughton).

Cheltenham     This morning at Naunton Park, a Bullfinch, the first in the garden for 30 years, and an Emperor Dragonfly. Also a fly past Budgerigar (if anyone’s lost one). (Steve Brown).

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Monday 14th August 2017

Tewkesbury    A GREAT WHITE EGRET opposite the marina at 4:40pm and a pair of Egyptian Geese by the Sailing Club today. (Sarah Loaring).

WWT Slimbridge     From Robbie Garnett hide a Wood Sandpiper on the Tack Piece and two juvenile Little Ringed Plovers (also on the Rushy) today. (Slimbridge Wild).

Edge     At Rudge Hill N.N.R this afternoon three Spotted Flycatchers, 11 Chiffchaffs, a Bullfinch, a Nuthatch heard and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

Bisley/Battlescombe     Six Stock Doves, 70+ Linnets on stubble, six Bullfinches, two Whitethroats, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Marsh Tits, five Swallows, a Chiffchaff, a Buzzard, a Jay and a Green Woodpecker. (Mark Grieve).

Bibury     Two Little Egrets today. (Mark Grieve).

Ablington     Two Little Egrets today. (Mark Grieve).

Cirencester     A Tawny Owl flew across the road near the Agricultural college at 11:20pm. (Mark Grieve).

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Sunday 13th August 2017

Berkeley shore     A female-type COMMON SCOTER off of Severn House Farm again from 10:10am to 12:30pm at least. Also three Black-tailed Godwits, three Common Sandpipers, a singing Cetti’s Warbler and two juvenile Yellowhammers. (Paul Taylor).

Eastleach Downs     A QUAIL calling at 8am in the nettles at the start of the Bridle Path, SP206075. Also a juvenile Peregrine, two Red Kites, two Buzzards, two Kestrels, Yellowhammers and Whitethroats. (Steve Brown).

WWT Slimbridge     From Robbie Garnett hide two Wood Sandpipers on the Tack Piece today. (Slimbridge Wild).

Daglingworth     A Hobby over NW at 11:30am pursued by Swallows. (Jon Mercer).

Frampton     A male Redstart and two Common Sandpipers at the Sailing Lake. (Gordon Hodgson).  A Yellow Legged Gull, two Green Sandpipers, six Common Terns, three Kingfishers, four Water Rail, three Teal, a Spotted Flycatcher, a female Redstart, a Yellow Wagtail, a Swift, a Whitethroat, two Willow Warblers, 63 Chiffchaffs, a Reed Warbler, seven Blackcaps and five Yellowhammers. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Reed Warblers, a Willow Warbler, two Chiffchaffs, a male Redstart, 20+ Greylags over, a pair of Mute Swans with eight cygnets, five Bullfinches, three Kingfishers (2 juv), two Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10+ Sedge Warblers, 10+ Whitethroats, 11+ Swallows over, two Treecreepers, six Moorhens and two Grey Herons today. (Les Waring).

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Cleeve Hill     Five Ravens, five Swallows, a Kestrel, 70+ Linnets, 6+ Chiffchaffs, 19+ Whitethroats, three Blackcaps, four Redstarts, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4+ Bullfinches, a Garden Warbler, 15+ Willow Warblers, nine Yellowhammers, nine Meadow Pipits, a Jay, seven Skylarks, a Spotted Flycatcher, eight Stonechats, nine Buzzards, four Stock Doves and three Roe Deer. (Mark Grieve).

Brockworth     A Sparrowhawk over. (Mark Grieve).

Gloucester     A Swift over south at Barnwood today. (Mark Grieve).

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Saturday 12th August 2017

Berkeley shore     A female-type COMMON SCOTER off of Severn House Farm on the rising tide from 9:40am to 11:15am at least. Also a Whimbrel, a juvenile Wheatear, three Common Sandpipers, two Ringed Plovers, five Oystercatchers and a Little Egret. (Paul Taylor). Pic by Paul. Later six Swifts over. (Roberta Goodall).

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Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake this morning birds included 30 Mallards, three Grey Herons, a Little Egret, two Mute Swans, a Cormorant, three Little Grebes (1 juv), 12 juvenile Goldfinches, two Swallows, two Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler and a juvenile Redstart. (Dave Stone).

Charlton Abbots     A Little Egret flew south towards Brockhampton this morning.
(Peter Rodgers).

Forest of Dean     At Parkend a juvenile female Goshawk perched on the wooden bridge opposite the bike hire/cafe at 8:30am. (Steve Brown). At Nagshead a Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Goldfinch families feeding together on thistle seeds in the paddock nearest the visitor centre, also Bullfinches, Spotted Flycatchers, a Buzzard, Swallows and House Martins nearby. Other sightings included Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Common Blue and Meadow Brown butterflies, Southern Hawker Dragonflies, Emerald and Common Blue Damselflies, a Hornet and a mulberry Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat      At Yat Rock the Peregrines, six Buzzards, two Sparrowhawks, a Goshawk, Ravens, a Jay, a Kingfisher, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Little Egret, a Coal Tit, Nuthatches, Stock Doves and a Green Woodpecker. Other sightings included a Hornet, a Bank Vole, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper and Speckled Wood butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Hucclecote     A Swift over low to the south. (Mark Grieve).

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Friday 11th August 2017

WWT Slimbridge     From Robbie Garnett hide three Wood Sandpipers on the Tack Piece early morning. (Slimbridge Wild).

Longney      Around the old orchard at SO754137 two Kestrels, three Buzzards, five Linnets, four Swallows, a Greenfinch and three Willow Warblers. A Marsh Harrier. at SO753134, a brief sighting, in the corner of the second downstream field. (John Fletcher).

May Hill     A family of five Stonechats and a Wheatear this morning on top of the hill. (Rob Guest).

Hempsted     A Lesser Whitethroat, 14 Whitethroats, two Willow Warblers, four Blackcaps, 5+ Chiffchaffs and a Swift at Netheridge Farm today. (Mark Hobson).

Dudbridge     20+ Swifts just flew over low heading south at 5pm. (Colin Greenfield).

Leckhampton     Two Goshawks (m & F) over Leckhampton Hill early morning, a patch tick. Also two Willow Warblers, six Bullfinches and a Raven. (Chris Furley).

Gloucester     20+ House Martins over Gloucester Quays and 10+ House Martins at Longford and a Sparrowhawk at Longlevens. (Mark Grieve).

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