Forest of Dean Belated news of a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER last Tuesday and Wednesday (19th & 20th) in oak trees by Yorkley Community centre. (Don Pugh).
Cleeve Hill In the West Down area a Bullfinch, a Cuckoo, three Whitethroats, a singing Redstart, a Stock Dove, a Jay, three Tree Pipits and a Chiffchaff. A the top of the Wash Pool valley three RING OUZELS, a male Stonechat, a male Whinchat on the gallops, also nine Swallows N, 13+ Skylarks, 40+ Linnets, 8+ Yellowhammers, 9+ Meadow Pipits and 10+ Willow Warblers. (Mark Grieve).
Bourton-on-the-Water A Grasshopper Warbler reeling in the scrapes at New Bridge, seven Snipe, and a Wigeon. (Andy Lewis). A Cetti’s Warbler heard singing at the southern pits today. (John Pike).
Quedgeley A Nightingale singing N of Dimore sluice today. (Paul Masters).
Coombe Hill Meadows Birds today included 25 Shelducks lekking, 15 Teal, six Gadwalls, four Shovelers, four Tufted Ducks, four Grey Herons, a Little Egret, two Oystercatchers, a Little Ringed Plover, c15 Lapwings, three Snipe, a Curlew, a Whimbrel, two Redshanks, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Common Sandpiper, a Redstart singing, two Cetti’s Warblers, c12 Sedge Warblers, three Lesser Whitethroats, four Whitethroats and a few Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers. (Mike Smart).
Naunton Five male Whinchats, six Wheatears and two Yellow Wagtails this evening. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard.
Fretherne 8+ Wheatears on the rocks at the river’s edge today. (Stef Hawley). Pic by Stef.
Sunhill On the Welsh way between Sunhill and Ready Token at SP 11687 02820 a SPOTTED FLYCATCHER at 7:15 am this morning, singing from the top of an electricity pole before flying off into the adjacent old quarry adjacent. Also two Yellowhammers, two Linnets, four Blackcaps, a female Sparrowhawk and a male Grey Partridge calling from a wheat field and seven Roe Deer. (Michael Cook).
Cotswold Water Park West At Shorncote Reed a Hobby, a Cuckoo heard, two Egyptian Geese, a Kingfisher, two Linnets, four Sand Martins, 11 Swallows, 11 Cetti’s Warblers, two Sedge Warblers, 22 Tufted Ducks, 26 Gadwalls, a Buzzard, three Little Egrets and a Blackcap. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish). Pic by John.