Thursday 11th August 2016

Eastington (Cotswolds)     A Little Egret and a Common Sandpiper on the small lake at Upper End SP127139 this morning. (Robert Homan).

Forest of Dean     This morning 6+ Swifts, 20+ House Martins, four Swallows, a Treecreeper, a Whitethroat, 3+ Willow Warblers and 2+ Chiffchaffs at Woorgreens Lake. At Crabtree Hill and Yew Tree Brake this morning four Stonechats including a male feeding fledged young and 3+ Crossbills. (Frank Williams).

Tirley     In the hedgerow above the cottage, three Chiffchaffs, two Lesser Whitethroats, ten Swallows, 12 Mistle Thrushes, ten House Martins, four Willow Warblers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and three Spotted Flycatchers (2 ads, 1 juv). (Mark Grieve).

Gloucester     A Spotted Flycatcher at Sandhurst this morning and 20+ Swifts over Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Lake this evening. (Martin Greenish).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Mute Swans with four cygnets, 95 Greylags, 28 Canada Geese, five Gadwalls, seven Little Egrets, 40 Lapwings, a Green Sandpiper, 30 Swallows, a Cetti’s Warbler heard, a Sedge Warbler, two Willow Warblers and five Chiffchaffs. (Juliet Bailey/Mike Smart). Also a Red Kite, a male Sparrowhawk, three Little Ringed Plovers, four Dunlins, two Common Sandpipers, c500 Rooks, six Linnets, two Grey Herons, 35 Mallards and a pair of Stonechats. Other sightings included Common Darter, Ruddy Darter, Brown Hawker, Common Blue Damselflies, an Emerald Damselfly and Green-veined, Large and Small Whites and Speckled Wood butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Twyning     At least 15 Yellow Wagtails around cattle at Summer Leasow. (Juliet Bailey/Mike Smart).

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