Monday 29th August 2016

Cotswolds     Juvenile Hobbies today just fledged for two weeks and already agile enough to catch insects in flight. (Richard Tyler). Pics by Richard.

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Frampton pools     Six Spotted Flycatchers, a Lesser Whitethroat, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, seven Common Terns, two Green Sandpipers, 25 Chiffchaffs and six fresh Willow Warblers feeding with two Reed Buntings down Green Lane S of Frampton Sailing Lake in broad bean crop as well as singing birds in Watery Lane and the Gravel Wash. (Nick Goatman/Neil Smart/MK). Pic by Mike.Spotted Flycatcher 290816

Hempsted     At Netheridge Farm a Whinchat, eight Whitethroats, 16 Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers and Blackcaps. (Mark Hobson).

WWT Slimbridge     On South Lake a juvenile Spotted Redshank, 35 Redshanks, 154 Black-tailed Godwits, four Ruff, a Greenshank briefly and a Green Sandpiper. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Sharpness     Five Common Sandpipers, three Yellow Wagtails, three Ravens, two Lesser Whitethroats, six Whitethroats, a Dunlin, a Green Woodpecker and a Cetti’s Warbler. In the Sharpness area a Goshawk flew inland first thing, a Tree Pipit flew N, a Whinchat by Berkeley pill and four Ringed Plovers and five Wheatears. (Andy Jordan).

Berkeley     At Berkeley Park- Scott Law four Chiffchaffs, a Spotted Flycatcher and a juvenile Water Rail today. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Cheltenham     On the River Chelt between Waitrose and Gloucester Road a
Kingfisher flew W along the River today. (Keith White).

Tewkesbury     A Hobby over the garden chasing Swallows and House Martins at 4:30pm. (Les Ditchburn).

Cleeve Hill     Nine Wheatears this evening. (Roy Shilham). Pic by Roy.FWheatear 290816

Forest of Dean     A Red Kite flew W over Cinderford at 6:30pm. (Owen Follis).

Bourton-on-the-Water     A male and a female Redstart at Greystones Farm GWT reserve this afternoon. (Andy Lewis).

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