Monthly Archives: July 2016

Sunday 31st July 2016

WWT Slimbridge     On the morning Land Rover Safari a BITTERN in flight, a Marsh Harrier still and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull on the Rushy. (Chris Teague). Pic by Chris. Sharpness     21 Mandarins on the canal between Sharpness and Purton today. … Continue reading

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Saturday 30th July 2016

Nailsworth     An OSPREY flew W at 4:40 pm and dropped to tree top height over Windsoredge, heading towards Woodchester Park. (Terry Grant). Tirley Sandpits     15+ Chiffchaffs, two Ravens, four Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 15+ House Martins, 21+ Swallows, 4+ Bullfinches, 13+ Whitethroats, two Green Woodpeckers, two Skylarks, two male … Continue reading

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Friday 29th July 2016

Longney     This evening a Little Egret, a Hobby, two Oystercatchers, two Common Sandpipers, a Redshank, a second-summer Mediterranean Gull and a Yellow Wagtail. (Andy Jayne). Stanley Downton    A Red Kite over the fields at Stanley Downton, early afternoon, then flew SW. (Paul … Continue reading

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Thursday 28th July 2016

Eastleach Martin    A minimum of five calling QUAILS on Locombe Hill N of Eastleach Martin at SP20600754 from the gates N to the crossroads and along the bridle way to the bare patch.  At Sheephouse Farm three more QUAILS calling near the footpath.  Also around the … Continue reading

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Wednesday 27th July 2016

Lower Rea     A Grasshopper Warbler seen and heard this evening in the hedge beside the pond next to the barley field on the Glevum Way. Please keep to the footpath. (Andy Chapman). Also two Common Sandpipers on the river and a … Continue reading

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Tuesday 26th July 2016

Daneway    At Siccaridge Wood GWT reserve (SO935035)  a Cetti’s Warbler seen and heard at a pond at the W end of the wood. There were no records from this area during the atlas years, but Cetti’s have been noted nearby in … Continue reading

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Monday 25th July 2016

Sherborne     Belated news of a WHITE STORK on the Broadwater pasture on the 21st July (photographed, pics here Stork). (Alan Carpenter per Tirley     A Little Owl calling at 4:30am, later a Raven over and two garden Chiffchaff. (Mark Grieve). Northleach     A … Continue reading

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