Saturday 29th April 2017

WWT Slimbridge    A redhead SMEW on the Rushy still today, also a first-summer and a second-summer Mediterranean Gull and a LITTLE GULL at lunchtime. Along the summer walkway three Wheatears, a Whinchat and two reeling Grasshopper Warblers again this morning. (Slimbridge Sightings/Mark Dowie).

Fretherne     Nine Whimbrels, a Bar-tailed Godwits and two Grey Plovers on the falling tide, Also Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail and eight Wheatears at Hock Ditch. (Mark Dowie).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Mute Swans, ten Canada Geese, six Shelducks, seven Teal, two Gadwalls, a Grey Heron, two Oystercatchers, ten Lapwings, 1+ Little Ringed Plover, 1+ Curlew, 1 + Redshank, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 House Martins, two Redstarts singing, a Grasshopper Warbler singing off the reserve at the N end, 15+ Sedge Warblers, 15+ Whitethroats, two Lesser Whitethroats, 10+ Blackcaps, 5+ Willow Warblers, 3+ Chiffchaffs and 5+ Reed Buntings today. (Mike Smart).

Stroud     A Swift this evening over the town centre at 7:40pm. (Ken & Eve Holbrow).

Forest of Dean     At Wenchford three Dippers, two pairs of Grey Wagtails, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, Song Thrushes, Stock Doves, a Jay, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and Dor Beetles. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair, four Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, a Goshawk, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and a Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Cotswold Water Park East     An Oystercatcher, a Dunlin, a Common Sandpiper and a pair of Little Ringed Plovers today. (Ian Ralphs).

Guscar Rocks     41 Whimbrels feeding in a newly ploughed field at Guscar Rocks and ten Bar-tailed Godwits on the foreshore. (Lewis Thomson).

Aylburton Warth     A male Ruff, a Greenshank, ten Bar-tailed Godwits, 41 Whimbrels, five Dunlins, a Common Sandpiper, 12 Wheatears, two Yellow Wagtails, seven White Wagtails, two Reed Warblers, four Whitethroats and c25 Shelducks this morning. (Lewis Thomson/Owen Follis).

Forest of Dean     A Wheatear and a Cuckoo at Crabtree Hill this morning. (Frank Williams). Four Tree Pipits, a male Stonechat and a Goshawk high over Haywood this afternoon. (Owen Follis).

Frampton     A second-summer LITTLE GULL on the Sailing Lake. (Nick Goatman).

Batsford     A singing male Redstart at Batsford Arboretum today. (Paul Masters).

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