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Frampton On the Sailing Lake this morning a Green Sandpiper, 13 Little Egrets (1 Court Lake), 80+ Tufted Ducks, 12+ Teal, 40+ Coots (40+ Coots on Court Lake too), the adult Yellow-legged Gull, a female Grey Wagtail, a Little Grebe unusually by the Sailing Club and a Kingfisher on the garden pool adjacent to the Sailing Lake. (MK).
Berkeley shore Early morning two Turnstones, a Dunlin, a Common Sandpiper, four Wheatears, two Stonechats and a Whitethroat. (Paul Taylor).
WWT Slimbridge A BLACK TERN on South Lake he Red-breasted Goose again with the feral Barnacle Goose flock, a Marsh Harrier, 10+ Little Stints and 5+ Curlew Sandpipers. (Slimbridge Sightings).
Kingswood A pair of Little Owls still in barns behind Kingswood House today at 1:15pm. (Tom McCarthy).
Purton c50 Swallows and 20 House Martins opposite the Berkeley Arms, a Kingfisher trying to fish in the river. Also saw a Salmon seen to roll a few metres from the bank. (Chris Newton).
Arlingham Warth At 5:45pm a Curlew and two Wheatears SO71161242. (Tony Seabright).
Ashleworth Ham A ringing session today caught 42 birds, including a juvenile Meadow Pipit, five Chiffchaffs, 13 Goldfinches and 12 Reed Buntings. (Mervyn Greening/Mike Smart/Barrie Mills).
Frampton At the Sailing Lake this afternoon an adult Yellow-legged Gull, six Little Egrets, 22+ Cormorants, two Black-tailed Godwits, a Green Sandpiper, 50+ Tufted Ducks, 12+ Teal, 35+ Coots, 100+ Swallows, 20+ House Martins, a Kingfisher, four Jays, 6+ Chiffchaffs and 2+ Goldcrests. In nearby crop fields 50+ Linnets, a male Yellow Wagtail, 20+ Pied Wagtails and 1+ Meadow Pipit, all flushed off by a Sparrowhawk. (MK). Pics by Mike.
WWT Slimbridge The Red-breasted Goose again with the feral Barnacle Goose flock, two Marsh Harriers, ten Little Stints, eight Curlew Sandpipers and two Grey Plovers. (Slimbridge Sightings).
Lower Stone A Mediterranean Gull in the field next to the garden today, a garden tick. (Paul Taylor).
Berkeley shore Five Wheatears late afternoon. (Paul Taylor).
Ozleworth A Red Kite over Brooke Cottage at Ozleworth Bottom at 3:10pm. Three Red Kites over the woods below Newark Park at 4:20pm, also two Ravens. Two Buzzards over the top end of the valley above Fernley Farm at 4:30pm. Three female Bullfinches between Newark Park and Ozleworth Bottom. (Paul Sutton).
Berkeley Pill At high tide 12 Wigeon, three Teal, a Shoveler, five Grey Herons, 35 Redshanks, three Curlews, ten Swallows S and c10 Meadow Pipits. (Mike Smart).
Frampton At the Sailing Lake the GREAT WHITE EGRET, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, six Green Sandpipers, a Yellow Wagtail, five Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, three Chiffchaffs, eight Swallows and two Curlews over this morning. (Nick Goatman).
WWT Slimbridge Two Grey Plovers from Mid Point this morning. (Andy Jayne).
Rodley A Short-eared Owl at Lower Dumball this morning at 10am. Also two Lesser Whitethroats and a Whitethroat along Garden Cliff. (John & Viv Phillips).
Stroud An OSPREY still in the Stroud area reported flying over the bypass at Kings Stanley junction at 11:10am. (Colette Hall per Rich Hearn).
WWT Slimbridge A Kingfisher from Martin Smith hide this morning. (Pam & Frank Bryant).
Also a very pale leucistic Ringed Plover on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide today. (Martin McGill).
Sharpness Three Wheatears at the picnic area tonight. (Jeff Kirby).
Cotswold Water Park West At Shorncote Reedbed this afternoon at Pit 85B ten Buzzards up together, two Kingfishers, two Water Rails calling, six Sedge Warblers, five Blackcaps, six Cetti’s Warblers, two Chiffchaffs, a Mistle Thrush, five Wrens, 21 Swallows S, 18 House Martins, four Grey Herons, a Cormorant and a Sparrowhawk. On Pit 85A seven Teal, five Gadwalls, two Little Egrets, three Buzzards, a Grey Heron, eight Coots, three Moorhens, two Reed Buntings, nine Mallards, a Kestrel and six Long-tailed Tits. (John Fletcher).
Cotswold Water Park East A juvenile Common Tern at Pit 125 and three Ruff with a small flock of Lapwings at Pit 126. (John Grearson).
Symonds Yat From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, two Goshawks, a male Kestrel, a female Sparrowhawk, five Buzzards, Ravens, a Kingfisher, Stock Doves, House Martins and Swallows passing through, a juvenile Grey Heron, a Mistle Thrush, a Great Spotted Woodpecker calling and a Jay. Other sightings included Small White, Large White, six Commas, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood and Red Admiral butterflies, a Common Darter, two adult Fallow Deer with a fawn and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).
Twyning A Chiffchaff calling at 7am this morning at Church End. (Mike Jones).
Hardwicke c6 House Martins, six Swallows and a Swift feeding over Shorn Brook at 5:20pm this evening. (Michael Cook).
Winstone Three Swallows and a Red Kite at 6 pm. (Michael Cook).
Duntisbourne Leer c10 Golden Plovers in a recently tilled field near Duntisbourne Leer crossroads and 50+ Goldfinches feeding on game cover crop nearby. (Michael Cook).
Bussage c8 House Martins feeding up high at 7:15 pm this evening and Green Woodpecker taking ants on the lawn. (Michael Cook).
Stonehouse A Kingfisher on the Canal. A pair of Bullfinches along the cycle track opposite Wycliffe College. (Paul Sutton).
Kingscote Three Male Kestrels at various sites around the village and a Tawny Owl calling near Lower Hazelcote cottages around midday. (Paul Sutton).
Gloucester At the Docks a Kingfisher perched on the King Arthur pleasure cruiser at the rear of the National Waterways museum at 7:50am. (Mark Grieve).
Ashleworth Ham A non-CES ringing session caught 72 birds including five juvenile Meadow Pipits, 19 juvenile Chiffchaffs, a juvenile Willow Warbler, an adult male Redstart, 12 Reed Buntings, 17 Goldfinches and a juvenile Treecreeper. Also 40 Swallows around. (Mervyn Greening/Mike Smart).
WWT Slimbridge The Red-breasted Goose mobile around the grounds today with the Barnacle Goose flock. A female Marsh Harrier and a Little Egret from Holden Tower. A Little Stint and a Ruff on the Rushy. 12 Ruff and 20+ Black-tailed Godwits from Zeiss hide. 104+ Black-tailed Godwits, 20+ Redshanks, a Ruff and four Snipe from Hogarth hide. (MK). A Curlew Sandpiper from Mid Point and later from Zeiss hide. (Ian Hull). Record shot by Mike.
Leighterton Late morning a Whinchat and a Stonechat on the road 1 km E of the village and a Red Kite circling between Leighterton and Silk Wood. (Vic Polley).
Frampton At the Sailing Lake this morning a Goshawk, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, four Grey Wagtails, 17 Pied Wagtails, two Green Sandpipers, 50+ Swallows and 15 Curlews over. This evening a Hobby, 500+ Swallows, eight Wigeon, 30 Teal, ten Little Egrets and two Tawny Owls. (Nick Goatman).
Dudbridge At midday an OSPREY soaring overhead being mobbed by three Jackdaws and a Raven. (Steve Pullen).
Cleeve Hill This evening three Redstarts, three Wheatears, three Golden Plovers and plenty of Meadow Pipits on the move. (Greg Mabbett).
Ashleworth Ham This evening a Ring-necked Parakeet in tall trees at Stonebow Farm before flying off E chased by Jackdaws. Near at Hartpury three Barn Owls at dusk. (Andy Jayne).
WWT Slimbridge The Red-breasted Goose, of unknown origin, on the Top New Piece and a Curlew Sandpiper on South Lake. (Paul Masters/Mark Hobson).
Sharpness A Willow Warbler and two Common Sandpipers this morning. (Andy Jordan).
Frampton pools The GREAT WHITE EGRET, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Black-tailed Godwit, eight Green Sandpipers, a Hobby, three Pochards, 82 Tufted Ducks, two Willow Warblers, 25 Chiffchaffs, a few Whitethroats, a Garden Warbler and seven Blackcaps. (Nick Goatman/Terry Grant).
Saul Warth Over the high tide a Little Stint, 30+ Dunlins, 20+ Ringed Plovers and a Wheatear. (Paul Rich).
Kingswood Two Little Owls in the barn behind Kingswood House from 3pm to 5:30pm at least. (Tom McCarthy). Pic by Tom.
Gloucester At Gloucester Docks 20 House Martins today. (Mark Grieve).
Tirley Hill 80+ Swallows today. (Mark Grieve).
WWT Slimbridge An unringed Red-breasted Goose, of unknown origin, presumably feral or an escape. (Colin Greenfield/Paul Daunter). Two Spoonbills flew over early afternoon. (Martin Harrison).
Cotswold Water Park East A Greenshank, a Little Ringed Plover and a Whinchat at Pit 132 this morning. Two juvenile Ruff at Pit 126. (Ian Ralphs).
Berkeley shore A Bar-tailed Godwit this morning, also a adult Yellow-legged Gull, two Stonechats, a Yellow Wagtail and a Sand Martin. (Paul Taylor).
Longlevens A Ring-necked Parakeet flew over the garden again at Kendall Road this morning. (Martin Greenish).
Cherington Around Cherington Lake two Kingfishers, two Little Grebes, a Grey Heron, a Mistle Thrush, two Coal Tits, two Nuthatches, two Goldcrests, two Buzzards, a female Kestrel and a Grey Wagtail. (John Fletcher).
Forest of Dean A Coal Tit, a Goldcrest, Mistle Thrushes and two Dippers behind the Fountain Inn this morning. (Kenny Hills).
Minchinhampton Common This afternoon a female Wheatear at SO858008. Swallows and a House Martin going through, a few low down with many more high up. (Jeff Butcher).
Coombe Hill Meadows A Mute Swan with eight cygnets, six Canada Geese, 30 Teal, 40 Mallard, three Grey Herons, a juvenile Hobby, a juvenile Kestrel, seven Lapwings, a juvenile Ruff, five Green Sandpipers, five Skylarks, five Meadow Pipits, a Grey Wagtail, many c100 Swallows hawking insects around the cattle and generally moving SW, two House Martins;, at least five Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap and 2-3 Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).
Barrow Ponds 38 Canada Geese, two Greylags, two Cormorants, four Coots, 20 Swallows and ten House Martins today. (Mike Smart).
Nailsworth At Worley Ridge two Mistle Thrushes this morning. Another eight Mistle Thrushes this afternoon on telephone wires at Chavenage. (Mike Kom).