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Leighterton area At least four QUAIL heard calling from three separate locations including ST831906. Also a Corn Bunting this morning. (Paul Rich).
Coombe Hill Meadows A Grasshopper Warbler reeling from canal side vegetation near the Grundon hide. (Ian Ralphs).
Sharpness A Common Sandpiper seen from the picnic area briefly at 11:15 this morning. (Mike Yiend). Pic by Mike.Ebley A Cormorant on the canal today, eating a Pike. (Keith Perkins).
Gloucester At Robinswood Hill seven Swifts, a Bullfinch, three Willow Warblers, two Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs and a Green Woodpecker today. (John Fletcher).
Frampton A Cuckoo calling at Splatt Bridge today. Also from Splatt Bridge to Ryalls Lane 6+ Swallows, 6+ House Martins, two Skylarks, a Sand Martin, a Reed Bunting, a Common Tern, a Stock Dove, three Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs, a Sedge Warbler, a Bullfinch, a Great Crested Grebe, three Swifts, a Cormorant and a Buzzard. (Mark Grieve).
Berkeley shore 21 Little Egrets and a Common Sandpiper today. (Paul Taylor).
Coombe Hill Meadows A Red Kite soaring over the A38 today. (Mike Smart).
Twyning At Upham Meadow a Red Kite soaring, at least six Curlews, 1+ Reed Warblers singing along the Avon, a Sedge Warbler still singing and at least five Reed Buntings singing. (Mike Smart).
Longlevens A Red Kite flying over Longlevens at 1:30pm towards the Walls roundabout. (Barbara White).
Symonds Yat From Yat Rock viewpoint today the Peregrines and their juveniles, two Buzzards, a Kestrel, Swallows, Swifts, Sand and House Martins, a Song Thrush, a Chiffchaff, a family of Long-tailed Tits, Stock Doves, a Green Woodpecker, and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Other sightings included a Rose Chafer, Hummingbird Hawkmoths, a Longhorn Beetle, a Bank Vole, a Wood Mouse, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Comma, Meadow Brown, Ringlet and Holly Blue butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).
WWT Slimbridge On the Rushy four Lapwings, four Green Sandpipers, seven Avocets, four Oystercatchers, 123 Black-tailed Godwits, ten Pied Wagtails and 24 Shelducks. Along the Holden Walkway and Summer Walkway, 1+ Kingfisher, a Little Egret, two Reed Warblers, a Chiffchaff, four Green Sandpipers, three Lapwings, four Avocets, a Redshank, four Lapwings, two Skylarks, six Pied Wagtails, four Swifts, five Swallows, a Sedge Warbler, 60+ Shelducks, two Meadow Pipits, two Oystercatcher, two Cormorants, ten Curlews and a House Martin. On South Lake, 25 Redshanks, 69+ Avocets, 80+ Black-tailed Godwits, five Lapwings, three Oystercatchers, a Shoveler, two Cormorants, a Great Crested Grebe and a Buzzard. From Zeiss and Kingfisher hide walkway, a Sedge Warbler, two Reed Buntings, two Common Cranes, a Reed Warbler, 14 Shelducks, 17 Avocets, 12 Lapwings, a Grey Heron, a Cetti’s Warbler, three Blackcaps, 6+ Swifts, 6+ House Martins, a Swallow, three Skylarks, ten Redshanks, a Shoveler and an Oystercatcher. From Hogarth Hide, four Common Cranes and a chick. (Mark Grieve). Also three Green Sandpipers from Robbie Garnett hide. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon.Frampton pools 100+Swifts including the aberrant part white bird, 100+ Sand Martins, 50+ House Martins, 10+ Swallows, two Oystercatchers and six Common Terns. (Nick Goatman).
Forest of Dean At Nagshead Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, Willow Warblers and families of Redstarts, Goldfinches and Grey Wagtails. Other sightings included an Emperor Dragonfly, a Broad-bodied Chaser, Emerald, Common Blue, Azure and Large Red Damselflies, Meadow Brown, Ringlet and Red Admiral butterflies and a Longhorn Beetle. (Chris & Phil Andrews).
Symonds Yat From Yat Rock the Peregrines with their juveniles, two Buzzards, Ravens, Jays, Swifts, Swallows and House Martins. Other sightings included a pair of White-legged Damselflies, Hummingbird Hawkmoths, a Green Orb Spider, Speckled Wood and Red Admiral butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).
Longlevens A Red Kite over at 4:40pm today. (Dave Stone).
Kingscote A Barn Owl at 9:45pm near Newington Barn flew across from fields to the copse behind the Barn, over the car. (Paul Sutton).
Edge Four Skylarks, three Pied Wagtails, a Yellowhammer, three Whitethroats, two Buzzards, two Swallows, three Chiffchaffs, eight Swifts, a Nuthatch, five Bullfinches and a Green Woodpecker. (Mark Grieve).
Daneway Banks A Large Blue Butterfly, a Buzzard, two Chiffchaffs, six Swifts, two Blackcaps, a Nuthatch and a Stock Dove. (Mark Grieve).
Frampton A Red Kite at the A38 Frampton turning at 11:23am today. (Paul Sutton).
Berkeley Five Red Kites over Woodlands Farm Bungalow, Clapton at 1:30pm. All quite low, four went W towards the power station, and one circled high until out of sight. (Paul Sutton).
Gloucester A Little Egret at 11:30am at Saintbridge Pond, Abbeydale, present for a couple of weeks. There were two, but only one seen over the last week. (Lorraine Besent).
Hardwicke Adjacent to the Garden Centre a male Bullfinch with two juveniles, also 12-14 Marbled White butterflies in the roadside vegetation. Near Quadrant Way a Snipe flushed from the brambles adjacent to Shorn brook. (Michael Cook).
Ashley A Pied Wagtail, 11+ Swallows, a female Sparrowhawk, 10+ Skylarks, 6+ Swifts, five House Martins, five Blackcaps, nine Whitethroats, nine Yellowhammers, two Corn Buntings, two Grey Partridges, a Buzzard, a Kestrel, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Roe Deer today. (Mark Grieve).
Forest of Dean At Brierley two Buzzards, Chiffchaffs, a family of Goldfinches, Willow Warblers, Jays and a Mistle Thrush. Other sightings included Silver-washed Fritillary, Red Admiral, Ringlet, Speckled Wood, Comma and Large Skipper butterflies, a female Emperor Dragonfly, a female Golden-ringed Dragonfly with Bumble-Bee prey, and Black-tailed Skimmers. (Chris & Phil Andrews).
Symonds Yat From Yat Rock viewpoint the resident Peregrines with their three juveniles, Ravens, Buzzards, Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows, two Pied Wagtails, Jays, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers. Other sightings included Hummingbird Hawkmoths, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood and Painted Lady butterflies and three Bank Voles. (Chris & Phil Andrews).
Halmore Four Red Kites over at 9:30am near Acton Court, one still around at 1:30pm. (Paul Sutton).
Brockeridge Common Three Lapwings flew up from a dried up pool at SO8865038364, then flew off northwards. Also many Willow Warblers, Whitethroats, Yellowhammers, a few Reed Buntings and a Lesser Whitethroat. (Robert Homan).
WWT Slimbridge Two CATTLE EGRETS on the WWT approach road today. (Phillip Cull).