Monthly Archives: August 2016

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 … Continue reading

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Wednesday 10th August 2016

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Lake today four Mute Swans (2 ads, 2 cygnets), 14 Mallards, three Grey Herons, a Little Egret, 16 Moorhens, 12 Coots, a Buzzard, a female Stonechat, 2+ Whinchats and a Raven. (Gord Avery). Two Common Terns flying high … Continue reading

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Tuesday 9th August 2016

Leighterton     A female-type Black Redstart briefly at 10am on the side of the harrowed field immediately E of the entrance to Bennett’s Farm, but not relocated within the next hour. (Geoff Moyser). Tresham     A female/immature Whinchat and a Corn Bunting this afternoon … Continue reading

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Monday 8th August 2016

Cleeve Hill     A male Redstart at SO995273 and at Postlip Hall a Spotted Flycatcher with three fledglings at SP000279. (Peter Rodgers). Pic by Peter.WWT Slimbridge     On the afternoon safari two Wheatears, a Marsh Harrier, two Kestrels, a Hobby and seven Grass Snakes. (Roberta Goodall). Gloucester     Four Whinchats … Continue reading

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Sunday 7th August 2016

Roel Gate     A juvenile/female Marsh Harrier this evening drifting E between Roel Hill and Hawling Lodge. (Richard Tyler). Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Little Egrets, 43 Lapwings, two Little Ringed Plovers, a male Ruff, a Common Sandpiper, five Green Sandpipers, a … Continue reading

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Saturday 6th August 2016

Tirley Sandpits     10+ Chiffchaffs, three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 17+ Swallows, five Stock Doves, two Redstarts (male and female ), 11+ Willow Warblers, a Grey Heron over, 15+ House Martins, seven Whitethroats, three Spotted Flycatchers, two Skylarks, three Yellow Wagtails (2 juveniles), … Continue reading

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Friday 5th August 2016

Coaley     A Green Sandpiper on a small lake below Twyning Ash house still this morning. Also a Kingfisher, two Sparrowhawks and a female Tufted Duck with two juveniles. (MK). Quedgeley     A flock of 27 Cormorants flew NW over the garden at … Continue reading

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Thursday 4th August 2016

Ebworth     At Overtown Farm birds included an OSPREY at 1:20pm, which arrived from the NE, circled a few times over the farm being mobbed by a gull, then circled up high and moved away westwards, a Hobby, two Red Kites, a … Continue reading

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Wednesday 3rd August 2016

Walmore Common     A Hobby, two Snipe, 70 Swallows, 12 Mistle Thrushes, a Redstart and a Whinchat today. (Andy Jayne). Tewkesbury     At Tewkesbury N.R. three Redstarts, a Lesser Whitethroat and a flock of c60 Goldfinches today. (Ian Hull). A Swift over S. (Mark Grieve). Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning … Continue reading

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Tuesday 2nd August 2016

Tirley     In the hedge above the cottage three Spotted Flycatchers, a male Redstart, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Chiffchaff, 15+ House Martins, a Bullfinch and a Swift over S. At Haw Bridge 28 Swallows on wires. (Mark Grieve). Symonds Yat     From the Yat Rock … Continue reading

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