Tuesday 9th May 2017

WWT Slimbridge     Five DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE from Holden Tower on the river, the Turnstone still on South Lake, two WOOD SANDPIPERS briefly on the Tack Piece and a Cuckoo singing in the Decoy Wood. (Slimbridge Sightings). Four CATTLE EGRETS feeding with the Tack Piece herd today. (Jake King).

Highnam Woods     Eight Nightingales singing this morning and two SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS. (Dave Owen).

Tetbury     At Lark Hill a SPOTTED FLYCATCHER and a Lesser Whitethroat in the little valley running NE from Larkhill Farm. (Vic Polley).

Berkeley shore      A Knot, five Grey Plovers, seven Whimbrels, a Redshank, a Curlew, two Cuckoos, two Wheatears and three Swifts today. (Paul Taylor).

Frampton     A second-summer Mediterranean Gull in ploughed field by Cools Farm then flew to the Sailing Lake. A Little Ringed Plover, a Greenshank and a Lapwing with three chicks all on Splatt Reedbed. (Gordon Hodgson).

Ashley     11+ Skylarks, 15+ Swallows, five House Martins, three Buzzards, 17+ Yellowhammers, 11+ Whitethroats, two Swifts, three Blackcaps, a Willow Warbler, a male Redstart, four Stock Doves, a Bullfinch, a male Yellow Wagtail, a Chiffchaff, a Red Kite over, two Pied Wagtails, a Kestrel and a Fox. (Mark Grieve).

Forest of Dean     A Cuckoo calling at 3pm at Farmers Green, Russell’s Inclosure and a Goshawk being mobbed by corvids at 2:15pm at Ware Slade, Brierley. (Bob Broughton).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, a Hobby, a Kestrel, Buzzards, Ravens, a pair of Mistle Thrushes, Song Thrushes, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, a Green Woodpecker, Stock Doves, a Goldcrest, a pair of Mandarins, a pair of Long-tailed Tits, two Linnets, three Greenfinches, House Martins, Swifts and Swallows. Other sightings included two Roe Deer, Ashy Mining Bees, a Bee Fly, Red Admiral, Green-veined White and Holly Blue butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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