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Cotswold Water Park East At Pit 132 early morning a Great White Egret and three Green Sandpipers. (Duncan Dine).
Great White Egret by Duncan Dine
Chavenage Lane/Calcot area 7+ Red Kites, 11 Stonechats, 1-2 Whinchats, 20+ Chiffchaffs, 40+ Meadow Pipits and two Kestrels. (Terry Grant).
Whinchat by Terry Grant
Red Kite by Terry Grant
Cheltenham At Naunton Park a female Sparrowhawk, a Raven heard and a small flock of Long-tailed Tits and a Chiffchaff. (Steve Brown).
Leckhampton Hill A mixed flock including a Treecreeper, a Coal Tit and a Goldcrest near the lime kilns. Also heard a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatches and Jays. (Steve Brown).
Charlton Kings Around Southfield Manor 10+ Chiffchaffs, one singing, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and nearby at Old Pat’s playing field a Green Woodpecker. (Steve Brown).
Netheridge Farm A male Stonechat at the Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).
Bisley area This afternoon male and female Yellowhammer, four Chaffinches, five Goldfinches, a Song Thrush, two Jays, two Ravens, three Buzzards, a Tawny Owl hooting at 1pm and a Stoat. (John Fletcher).
Nailsworth/Avening area Four Stonechats, seven Mistle Thrushes, 50 Meadow Pipits, eight Red-legged Partridges and a Little Grebe. (Mark Hobson).
Saul Warth At high tide this morning six Grey Plovers, five Bar-tailed Godwits, ten Knot, 200+ Dunlins, 10+ Ringed Plovers, 80+ Curlews, 12 Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, a Wheatear, 12 Meadow Pipits, 100+ Goldfinches, two Swallows, a Chiffchaff and a Small Copper. (MK).
WWT Slimbridge The SPOONBILL on the estuary again today. (Slimbridge Sightings). A Spotted Redshank, a Greenshank and an Avocet on the Rushy. (Tim Jukes). Also a Black-tailed Godwit and a Bar-headed Goose. (Roy Kinchin). 11 Common Cranes and nine Ruff on the estuary. (Tim Jukes).
Slimbridge A Peregrine on Slimbridge church again today. (Roy Kinchin).
Chapman’s Cross 40+ Golden Plovers landed in fields just W of Chapman’s Cross this evening at 6:30pm. (Richard Lansdown).
Forest of Dean At Crabtree Hill today five Stonechats (4f, 1m), four Buzzards, six Goldfinches and many Ruddy Darters. (Terry Stevenson).
Chavenage Lane/Calcot area 6+ Red Kites, 12+ Stonechats and a Whinchat today. (Terry Grant).
Stonehouse A Little Egret, a Grey Heron, a Little Grebe and a Buzzard at the Ocean. A Kingfisher, two Jays and a Chiffchaff at Ryeford. (Paul Sutton).
Little Grebe by Paul Sutton
Saul Warth At high tide six Grey Plovers, 300+ Dunlins, 2+ Ringed Plovers, two Curlews, 11 Little Egrets, seven Grey Herons, a Peregrine, a Kestrel, two Buzzards, a Wheatear, six Meadow Pipits, a Grey Wagtail, two Jays and a Painted Lady. (MK).
Curlew by Mike King
Painted Lady by Mike King
WWT Slimbridge A juvenile Mediterranean Gull on South Lake. (Terry Stevenson/Sam Walker). From Martin Smith hide 20+ Mallards, 12 Teal and a Water Rail showing occasionally. (Dave Tait).
Coombe Hill Meadows A juvenile Buzzard, a Kestrel, three Little Egrets and a Grey Heron this morning. Building work causing disturbance. (Jeremy Holland).
Chavenage Lane/Calcot area At least seven Red Kites, 8+ Stonechats, 80+ Swallows and a Whinchat. (Terry Grant).
Forest of Dean This morning at Cannop Upper Pond, c 60 Mallards, ten Coots and a large juvenile, two Moorhens, eight Little Grebes, a Grey Wagtail and a Raven calling. (Chris Keeling).
Stinchcombe Hill This morning a Wheatear, two Spotted Flycatchers, 11 Chiffchaffs, four Nuthatches, 42+ Pied Wagtails, several Coal Tits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Siskin. (Neil Smart).
Saul Warth At high tide two Grey Herons, three Little Egrets, 42 Shelducks, seven Grey Plovers, 200+ Dunlins, 30+ Ringed Plovers, 30+ Curlews, a Bar-tailed Godwit, two Knot, a Wheatear, 25 Meadow Pipits, two Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap all singing, a Yellow Wagtail E, 100+ Goldfinches and two Jays. (MK).
WWT Slimbridge Two Spotted Redshanks on the Rushy today. (Jon Mercer).
Lydney Harbour to Aylburton Warth A Snipe, three Kingfishers, two Ravens, a Sand Martin, 39 Swallows, two Whinchats, five Stonechats, five Wheatears, two Cetti’s Warblers, 200+ Meadow Pipits and three Grey Wagtails. (Andy Jayne).
WWT Slimbridge 11 RUSSIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE circling the Trust from 7:55am, the first of the autumn. (Martin McGill). Also today from Robbie Garnett hide c60 Teal, 40 Gadwalls, 30 Wigeon and six Canada Geese. From Martin Smith hide a Kingfisher, four Mallards and ten Teal. On the Rushy two Spotted Redshanks, four Ruff, two Black-tailed Godwits, 30 Teal, an Avocet, a Snipe, six Shovelers and two female Pintails. (Dave Tait).
Pintail by Dave Tait
Saul Warth 11 RUSSIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE flew N over Hock Ditch at 8:45am. At high tide two Grey Herons, nine Little Egrets, 21 Shelducks, a Grey Plover, 190+ Dunlins, 50+ Ringed Plovers, two Wheatears, four Meadow Pipits, 4+ Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, two Grey Wagtails, 100+ Goldfinches, nine Swallows S and two Jays. (MK). After the tide four Grey Plovers, two Bar-tailed Godwits, three Sanderlings, three Little Stints, 200+ Dunlins, 56+ Ringed Plover and a Knot. Along the hedgerows four Stonechats, two Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Wheatear and a Redstart. (Neil Smart). Also a Kestrel hunting dragonflies. (Nigel Young).
White-fronted Geese by Mike King
Kestrel by Nigel Young
Cleeve Hill This morning a Wheatear, two Stonechats, a Blackcap and a Kestrel. (Jeremy Holland).
Chavenage Lane/Calcot area At least eight Red Kites, 20+ Buzzards and eight Stonechats today. (Terry Grant).
Saul Warth At high tide this morning nine Grey Herons, eight Little Egrets, 30+ Shelducks, three Grey Plovers, 200+ Dunlins, 50+ Ringed Plovers, a Knot, two Bar-tailed Godwits, 58 Curlews, two Common Gulls, a Wheatear, a Meadow Pipit, two Chiffchaffs, four Blackcaps, 70+ Goldfinches, a Swallow, four House Martins and a Kestrel. (MK).
Calcot At least four Red Kites, 20 + Buzzards, two Kestrels and a Sparrowhawk hunting over several meadows as they were being mown this afternoon, also 7+ Stonechats and a Whinchat. (Terry Grant).
Buzzard by Terry Grant
WWT Slimbridge The SPOONBILL from Zeiss hide at 11am. Also a Kingfisher off of Middle Point. (Jeremy Holland).
Berkeley shore/Pill This morning two Whinchats, 60 Redshanks, five Curlews, a Little Egret, a Grey Heron and ten Wigeon. (Geoff Moyser).
Wotton-under-Edge A Spotted Flycatcher in the garden at lunchtime today. (Paul Rich).
Hampen This morning two Spotted Flycatchers and a first-year male Redstart. (Duncan Dine/Andy Wiggins).
Cleeve Hill A Raven on the pylons this morning. (Justin Taylor).
WWT Slimbridge A FIRECREST in the Willows by the Goose House at 10:10am. Also ten Common Terns resting on the river mud. (Roberta Goodall). An Arctic Tern flew downriver. (Neil Smart). The SPOONBILL was feeding at Middle Point at 2:30pm today. (Dawn Ballinger).
Saul Warth Early morning five Grey Herons, 14 Little Egrets, 46 Shelducks, three Grey Plovers, 100+ Dunlins, 25+ Ringed Plovers, a Greenshank heard, a Peregrine, a Wheatear, a Grey Wagtail, 18 Meadow Pipits, two Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, ten Long-tailed Tits, 100+ Goldfinches and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (MK). This evening 176 Curlew, ten Avocets, three Grey Plovers still, two Bar-tailed Godwits, two Knot, a Golden Plover, 300+ distant Dunlin/Ringed Plovers, a Great White Egret, ten Little Egrets, a Peregrine, a Mediterranean Gull, nine Chiffchaffs, a Redstart and five Grey Wagtails. (Gordon Hodgson).
Wheatear by Mike King
Frampton pools 12 Little Grebes, 14 Great Crested Grebes, 21 Wigeon, 18 Gadwalls, three Shovelers, a Teal, 22 Mallards, five Tufted Ducks, 164 Coots, 39 Moorhens, 92 Mute Swans, 152 Greylags, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, five Cetti’s Warbler, four Swallows, 19 Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap today. (Nick Goatman).
Cotswold Water Park East On Pit 132 this morning two Great White Egrets, four Little Egrets, 160+ Teal, five Wigeon, a Peregrine, two Hobbies, two Kestrels, six Buzzards, two Red Kites, a male Sparrowhawk, two Greenshanks, two Green Sandpipers, five Ringed Plovers, a Dunlin, 30+ Linnets and two Ravens. (Jon Mercer).
Coombe Hill Meadows A Spotted Redshank, a Green Sandpiper and two Snipe today. (Les Ditchburn).
Ashleworth Ham Two Kingfishers, a Little Egret and Grey Herons today. (Les Ditchburn).
Alvington A Red Kite and a Peregrine seen circling above Rodmore Lane mid morning. (Paul Woolams).
Cleeve Hill Between Prestbury Hill and Cleeve Hill this morning a pair of Stonechats, a Red Kite, four Buzzards and a Kestrel and a large flock of Long-tailed Tits and a Nuthatch in the woods. (Helen Bojaniwska).
Stonehouse Around the Ocean today a Little Grebe, a Little Egret, a Cormorant, a juvenile Whitethroat, a female Mandarin, two Buzzards, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Treecreeper. (Paul Sutton).
Berkeley shore/pill Two Whinchats, two Stonechats, 12 Wheatears and a Yellow Wagtail over. Also a Bar-tailed Godwit and a Common Sandpiper. (Paul Taylor).
Witcombe Reservoirs This morning 50+ House Martins, then flew S, four Swallows, a Grey Wagtail, male and female Stonechat, a Blackcap and a Wigeon. (Sam Walker). Also this afternoon a Little Grebe and three Cormorants. (Eric Harris).
Kemble At Cotswold Airport during the Battle of Britain flying day, a Wheatear sat on the wing of a plane today. (Bryan Harper). Around the airfield three Wheatears, a Whinchat and 23 Yellow Wagtails. (Les Fisher).
Wheatear by Bryan Harper
Coberley On Woodland Trust land to the SW of Coberley a Whinchat, 20+ House Martins tracking S, two Kestrels, two Ravens, two Sparrowhawks and six Buzzards joined a Red Kite in a thermal. Also an Adonis Blue butterfly in Coldwell bottom SO954156. (Chris Furley).
Stonehouse A Little Grebe and a Sparrowhawk on the canal at Bond’s Mill, a Little Egret and two Grey Wagtail on the Ocean. A Kingfisher, moving from Boakes Drive towards Bond’s Mill. Also a Buzzard over the garden. (Paul Sutton).
Awre This morning a Spotted Flycatcher, a Sedge Warbler, two Yellow Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail, a Wheatear, a Whitethroat, three Blackcaps, 20+ Chiffchaffs, 25+ Meadow Pipits, two Skylarks, two Common Sandpipers and a Little Egret. Also a Greenshank over Newnham today. (Lewis Thomson).
North Cerney A Goshawk, two Ravens, a Whinchat, a Meadow Pipit and 10+ Linnets today. (Dave Soons).
Saul Warth Along the Severn Way towards Arlingham this afternoon a Red Kite over Hock Cliff at 4:45pm. Also a juvenile Wheatear still, 70+ Goldfinches, a Grey Heron, two Little Egrets, two Curlews, a Greenshank heard, a Red-legged Partridge, two Cormorants, a Chiffchaff calling and Common Darters. (MK).
Red Kite by Mike King
Berkeley At the deer park a Spotted Flycatcher, a Grey Heron over and a Nuthatch today. (Clare Glanville).
Coombe Hill Meadows This morning a Spotted Redshank, a Hobby, a Yellow Wagtail over in the mist with the Meadow Pipits first thing, two Sedge Warblers and a Reed Warbler. (Ian Ralphs). Also three Mute Swans, 70 Greylags, 50 Teal, 50 Mallards, 30 Shovelers, four Grey Herons, six Little Egrets, a Great White Egret, 20 Lapwings and two Chiffchaffs singing. (Mike Smart).
Winchcombe In the Hailes Fruit Farm area birds included 51 House Martins, three Chiffchaffs, four Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Green Woodpeckers, four Coal Tits, three Long-tailed Tits, two Stock Doves, three Jays, three Buzzards, three Ravens, two Red Kites, a Little Owl and three Tawny Owls. (John Fletcher).
Saul Warth This morning three Grey Herons, seven Little Egrets, 100+ Curlews, three new Wheatears, 70+ Goldfinches, seven Meadow Pipits, two Chiffchaffs, a male Blackcap, two Swallows, seven Ravens and a Small Copper. (MK).
Wheatear by Mike King
Blackcap by Mike King
WWT Slimbridge From Hogarth hide a Snipe, four Ruff and five Black-tailed-Godwits. (Dave Tait). On the Rushy four Greenshanks, three Spotted Redshanks, a Ruff, 10+ Redshanks and a Black-tailed Godwit. (Martin Price). From Zeiss hide a SPOONBILL, a Common Crane, a Great White Egret, three Wheatears, Skylarks, a Meadow Pipit, a Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper and two Ruff. (Peter Bryant/Paul Sutton).
Green Sandpiper by Paul Sutton
Snipe by Dave Tait
Ruff by Dave Tait
Frampton From Splatt Bridge this morning a Marsh Harrier, two Peregrines, the immature SPOONBILL flew down-river, a Great White Egret, 14 Mandarins, 15 Chiffchaffs, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Sedge Warbler and a Willow Warbler. Vis-mig included 75 Swallows, 38 Meadow Pipits, four Grey Wagtails, 23 Stock Doves, a Wigeon and ten Jays all S. (Gordon Hodgson).
Standish At Black Bridge early morning two juvenile Whitethroats, two Chiffchaffs, one singing, four Meadow Pipits, a Linnet and two House Martins heading S. (MK).
Stinchcombe Hill A Whinchat, a Wheatear and a Siskin this morning. (James Robinson).
Chavenage Lane Two Red Kites, a Hobby, 200+ Swallows, most heading E or SE, 40+ Meadow Pipits, 80+ Linnets and a Stonechat. (Terry Grant).
Cotswold Water Park East At Whelford Pools NR a female Red Crested Pochard and four juveniles. (Mel Greenhalgh).
Coombe Hill Meadows A juvenile Little Grebe on the canal near the car park. From the hide five Grey Herons and two Little Egrets. (Paul Clark).
Frampton At Splatt this morning ten Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps, two Cetti’s Warblers, three Grey Wagtails, three Goldcrests, a Wheatear and a Willow Warbler. A Jay, a Tree Pipit and 43 Meadow Pipits S. A flock of waders flew to the river consisting of a Bar-tailed Godwit, a Golden Plover and six Dunlins. (Gordon Hodgson).
WWT Slimbridge From Middle point this afternoon a SPOONBILL, a Great White Egret, three Little Egrets, five Curlews, four Cormorants, three Wheatears, a Whinchat and a Sparrowhawk. On the Rushy six Greenshanks and a juvenile Ruff. (Eric Harris/Martin Price/Terry Stevenson).
Greenshanks by Terry Stevenson
Saul Warth This afternoon 28+ Avocets, four Little Egrets, three Grey Herons, a Sparrowhawk, two Chiffchaffs, a Wheatear, a Meadow Pipit, 30+ Goldfinches and three Buzzards, a Kestrel and a Hobby over Long Wood, Fretherne and oddly a Red-legged Partridge on the understory of Hock Cliff. (MK).
Hobby by Mike King
Pen Hill, above Colesbourne Three Wheatears, a Whinchat, three Redstarts, four Yellowhammers, 20+ Meadow Pipits, 20+ Chiffchaffs, 100+ Swallows, a female Sparrowhawk, a female Kestrel and several Buzzards and a Red Kite. (Dave Soons).
Stinchcombe Hill A Crossbill, Yellow Wagtail and Grey Wagtail over this morning. Swallows and Meadow Pipits on the move too. (James Robinson).
Witcombe Reservoirs WeBS count today 22 Greylags, two Mute Swans, an eclipse drake Shoveler, 40 Mallards, 15 Tufted Ducks, two Little Grebes, two Great Crested Grebes, a Grey Heron, five Cormorants, six Moorhens, 31 Coots, four Black-headed Gulls and three Buzzards, two adults and a juvenile. (Gordon Avery).
Sharpness A Red Kite over the docks at 3:45pm heading towards Lydney. (Clare Glanville).