Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Cleeve Hill     Four RING OUZELS and a Fieldfare around the heather enclosure. Also three Buzzards and many Linnets. (Rose Lennard).

Guscar Rocks     Four Oystercatchers, four Ringed Plovers, 14 Whimbrels, three Curlews, two Bar-tailed Godwits, two Redshanks and a Yellow Wagtail today. (Andy Jayne).

Walmore Common     27 Whimbrels today. (Andy Jayne).

WWT Slimbridge    Three CATTLE EGRETS in fields with cattle along the approach road this morning. A LITTLE GULL on the Rushy still and three female/immature Marsh Harriers through today. (Andy Wiggins/Martin McGill).

Frampton     A summer-plumaged Spotted Redshank on the flashes N of Splatt Bridge this morning. (Roberta Goodall).

Saul Warth     Four Bar-tailed Godwits, five Knot, seven Dunlins, c10 Whimbrel, an Oystercatcher, a Common Sandpiper, two Lapwings, a Wheatear and a Yellow Wagtail at high tide this afternoon. (Mark Dowie/MK). Please don’t block the gate at Fretherne leading up to Hock Ditch/Saul Warth. The farmer is actively using this gate. Thank you.

Epney     Three Dunlins and two Ringed Plovers on the river S of the pub mid afternoon. (MK).

Highnam Woods     7+ Nightingales singing this morning. (Dave Owen).

Tewkesbury     A WOOD WARBLER singing at Mythe N.R. this morning. A SHORT-EARED OWL flew downriver at the weir. (Ian Hull). On Severn Ham four Curlews, a Grasshopper Warbler singing by the Mill Avon, at least seven Sedge Warblers singing along the Mill Avon and at least another five along the Severn and 2-3 Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows    A Pink-footed Goose (origin unknown), two Shelducks, two Wigeon and two Gadwalls, two Shovelers, two Oystercatchers, two Little Ringed Plovers, ten Lapwings, two Curlews, two Redshanks, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Grasshopper Warbler (reeling from southern meadows), 10+ Sedge Warblers, 3+ Lesser Whitethroats, 10+ Whitethroats, 5+ Willow Warblers, 3+ Chiffchaffs, 5+ Reed Buntings and two Yellowhammers. (Mike Smart).

Cobney Meadows     Two Shelducks, eight Lapwings, two singing Redstarts and 3+ singing Sedge Warblers. (Mike Smart).

Sharpness     Two Avocets N past SARA lifeboat station at 11:45am a patch tick. (Andy Jordan).

Cherington     At Cherington Lake a Red Kite, four Marsh Tits, six Long-tailed Tits, two Buzzards, four Tufted Ducks, a Treecreeper and a Great Spotted Woodpecker today. (John Fletcher).

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