Monthly Archives: May 2017

Thursday 11th May 2017

Cotswold Water Park West    An OSPREY again today seen over Ashton Keynes and Pit 43. It has a blue ring 6k. (Dave Soons). Pic by Dave. Frampton    A juvenile LITTLE GULL on the Sailing Lake again also a Common … Continue reading

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Wednesday 10th May 2017

Cleeve Hill    This morning a male RING OUZEL and a very late Fieldfare above the heather enclosure, also four Wheatears and a Cuckoo. (Greg Mabbett). Frampton     A Short-eared Owl S of Splatt Bridge at 8pm. (Colin Greenfield). Forest of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Monday 8th May 2017

Saul Warth    Five DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE, 11 Grey Plovers and three Turnstones this morning. Later 13 Grey Plovers, 38 Dunlins, three Bar-tailed Godwits, three Whimbrels and a Knot off Hock Ditch at low tide. (Gordon Hodgson). WWT Slimbridge     Three WOOD SANDPIPERS … Continue reading

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Sunday 7th May 2017

WWT Slimbridge    A TURNSTONE on South Lake, a male GARGANEY on the Rushy and four CATTLE EGRETS around the grounds. (Roberta Goodall). Also a Hobby over the Rushy today. (Les Ditchburn). Hempsted     At Netheridge Farm this morning a pair of … Continue reading

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Saturday 6th May 2017

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake a BLACK TERN, two Common Terns, a Common Sandpiper, a Whinchat, a Nightingale, 100+ Swifts, 50+ Swallows, 300+ Sand Martins and a Cuckoo today. Five Hobbies hunting over Court Lake. (Nick Goatman). Cleeve Hill     … Continue reading

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Friday 5th May 2017

Cotswold Water Park West     An OSPREY hunting and hovering over Pit 58 at 1:30pm then flew towards Ashton Keynes. (Dave Soons). Sherborne     The GREAT WHITE EGRET still at Sherborne Brook.  Also a Little Egret and a Grey Heron … Continue reading

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Thursday 4th May 2017

Cotswold Water Park West     At Pit 57 three BLACK TERNS this afternoon. (Dave Soons). Also at Pit 57 at least one ARCTIC TERN, Common Terns, two Hobbies and a Little Egret, at Pit 44 a Swift over and at Pit 41 two … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Rodley    A RICHARD’S PIPIT in the fields by the Severn at Lower Dumball at 10am today. Almost certainly the same one present both sides of the river since last autumn. (John & Viv Phillips). Also a Whinchat at Lower Dumball today SO7311. … Continue reading

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