Monthly Archives: July 2016

Monday 11th July 2016

Frampton     A juvenile Cuckoo still by the Sailing Club early morning and a Yellow Wagtail feeding two fledged young. This evening a Hobby, 60+ Swifts, 30+ House Martins, 20+ Sand Martins an six Common Terns. (Nick Goatman). Slimbridge     At 9:30am in the … Continue reading

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Sunday 10th July 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A WOOD SANDPIPER still on South Lake this afternoon. Also four Little Ringed Plovers. (MK). Eastleach Martin     Four QUAILS calling persistently along Locombe Hill N of Eastleach Martin from 8:45am till 10:45am spaced at 50m intervals from the gateways N along … Continue reading

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Saturday 9th July 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A WOOD SANDPIPER from Robbie Garnett hide today and later on South Lake. (Paul Daunter/Neil Smart). Sharpness     Three Whimbrels, a Little Egret and four Oystercatchers today. (Ben Hilder/John Cruise). Berkeley shore     Two adult Yellow-legged Gulls, 17 Common Sandpipers … Continue reading

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Friday 8th July 2016

Eastleach Martin     Two QUAIL calling close to the road on Locombe Hill N of Eastleach Martin in a wheat field early morning. Both seen in flight occasionally. Also 1+ Corn Bunting and a Red Kite. (MK). WWT Slimbridge     A very ragged female … Continue reading

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Thursday 7th July 2016

WWT Slimbridge     Seven Little Ringed Plovers, a Green Sandpiper, five Little Egrets and a Common Crane on the Rushy today. (In Focus Slimbridge). Daglingworth     A young Cuckoo and a male Redstart this afternoon. (Andrew Morrison). Tirley     A Hobby being mobbed by local House … Continue reading

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Wednesday 6th July 2016

Eastleach Turville     2+ QUAIL calling close to Oxon border NNE of the village. (Mark Dowie). Frampton     A Grasshopper Warbler reeling by the Sailing Club on a off this morning at 7am.  (Nick Goatman). Aylburton Warth     Two juvenile Little Ringed Plovers and a … Continue reading

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Tuesday 5th July 2016

WWT Slimbridge     An adult WOOD SANDPIPER from Zeiss Hide at 8:30am.  (@slimbridge_wild). Forest of Dean     Four male Nightjars in flight together this evening over the heath at Crabtree Hill. (Rob Downes). Kineton     A Sparrowhawk engaging a Red Kite and chasing … Continue reading

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Monday 4th July 2016

Ashleworth Ham     From Meerend thicket hide this afternoon a male Wigeon. (m), five Linnets, four Swallows, five Whitethroats, a Buzzard and a Fox which made a failed attack on the ducks. (Pic by John). Along Stank Lane two Curlews, eight Swallows, three … Continue reading

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Sunday 3rd July 2016

Cirencester    At Oakley Wood, Cirencester Park a singing male Firecrest, a juvenile Hawfinch, two pairs of Spotted Flycatchers and three Marsh Tits. (Andy Jayne). WWT Slimbridge     Two MARSH HARRIERS around the site today. (@slimbridge_wild). Frampton pools     A family party of Whinchats, a Spotted … Continue reading

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Saturday 2nd July 2016

Eastleach Martin     A QUAIL calling very intermittently at SP206074 in a small dry valley 1 mile N of Sheephouse Farm. (Ian Ralphs). Tirley Sandpits     A female Pied Flycatcher, a patch Mega, an adult Spotted Flycatcher feeding a juvenile, male and female Yellow Wagtail, … Continue reading

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