Tuesday 30th August 2016

Minchinhampton Common     First thing this morning 2-3 Redstarts, a Wheatear, a Whitethroat and a Yellow Wagtail heard calling in the mist. (Terry Grant).

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss Hide/Top New Piece four juvenile CURLEW SANDPIPERS with seven juvenile Ruffs, two Avocet and a Garganey amongst 500 Teal. (Slimbridge Sightings). Also a Grasshopper Warbler in a private area. (Martin McGill).

Frampton pools     An adult Yellow-legged Gull, four Common Terns, a Yellow Wagtail, a Spotted Flycatcher, three Lesser Whitethroat, 34 Chiffchaffs, five Willow Warbler and 14 Reed Buntings today. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows    From the Grundon hide a Hobby and two Whinchats.  Along the canal a shoal of c16 Roach and Migrant Hawker, Brown Hawker and Common Darter.  At the car park a party of Long-tailed Tits and a Raven over. (Steve Brown). Also today a pair of Mute Swans, 100 Greylags, 100 Canada Geese, two Barnacle Geese 35 Teal, 20 Mallards, a Wigeon heard calling through the mist, six Grey Herons, a Little Egrets, 60 Lapwings, at least ten Snipe, a Green Sandpiper, two juvenile Ruff, c40 Swallows SW, a Wheatear, two Whitethroats, at least ten Chiffchaffs and five Bullfinches. (Les Brown/Mike Smart).

Cherington Lake    Two Grey Wagtails, six Coots, two Moorhens, five Mallards, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, six Long-tailed Tits, four Swallows, a Grey Heron and two Buzzards. Also five Red Admirals and Emperor dragonflies. (John Fletcher).

Sandhurst Hill     Three Wheatears this morning.  (Martin Greenish).

Forest of Dean     150+ House Martins over Crabtree Hill this morning, some of them perched in a Larch tree. (Frank Williams).

Tirley     A garden Chiffchaff today. (Mark Grieve).

Wainlode     c100 House Martins flying over the River Severn today. (Felicity Cobb/Mark Grieve).

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