Coombe Hill Meadows A GREAT WHITE EGRET from 9:30am today. (Ian Hull). At least six Whinchats at Coombe Hill Meadows including an adult male. (Graham Smith). Also today along the canal a singing Chiffchaff, 50 Swallows and House Martins at the Wharf car park and two Reed Buntings. Butterflies included Brimstone, Meadow Brown, Green-veined White, Speckled Wood, Large White and dragonflies included Brown Hawker, Emperor, Common Darter, Ruddy Darter, Black-tailed Skimmer, Broad-bodied Chaser, Large Red and Common Blue damselflies. From the hide a Little Egret, a Redshank, several Lapwings, 25 Sand Martins and a Swift. (Keith White). Pic by Martin Greenish.
WWT Slimbridge A OSPREY fishing a few feet off Middle Point to Dumbles edge, lingering, making repeated attempts to catch fish 3pm. (@slimbridge_wild).
Eastleach Martin Three QUAILS still this morning in wheat field close to road (heard only) N of Eastleach Martin at SP20600754. (Thomas Chinnick).
Hempsted An adult male Whinchat at Netheridge Farm this afternoon. (Mark Hobson).
Twyning A Red Kite over Abbots fishing pools at Church End today. (Sarah Loaring).
Cotswolds A Red Kite seen drifting NW over A436 at Hampen at 10:35am. Later at 2:40pm at Great Rissington six Red Kites and three Buzzards attracted by tractor cutting a hay meadow. (John Widgery).
Stroud A Dipper on the River Frome near the viaduct this afternoon. Also two Grey Wagtails and a Grey Heron on the canal nearby. (Trevor & Sue Clayson). Pic by Sue.