Saturday 17th June 2017

WWT Slimbridge    From Mid Point/Summer walkway, an OSPREY flew N at 2:15pm mobbed by three Oystercatchers, also a Skylark, 25+ Swallows, two Reed Warblers, 38+ Shelducks, a Curlew, a Sedge Warbler, a Cormorant and a Chiffchaff. On the Rushy 78 Black-tailed Godwits, nine Avocets, three Lapwings, a Common Crane, two Mediterranean Gulls and a Pied Wagtail. Along the Holden Walkway, two Oystercatchers, a Reed Bunting, six Shelducks, a Blackcap, a Cetti’s Warbler, three Reed Warblers, a Little Egret, six Lapwings, three Pied Wagtails, seven Avocets and a Skylark. From Robbie Garnett hide a Green Sandpiper. From Zeiss Hide, a Reed Warbler, a Reed Bunting, three Avocets, three Shelducks and six Lapwings. On South Lake, three Oystercatchers, 51+ Avocets, 30 Redshanks, three Lapwings, three Green Sandpipers, a Common Crane with two chicks and two Shovelers. (Mark Grieve).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair and their three juveniles, two Buzzards, Jays, a Green Woodpecker, a Grey Heron, Ravens, Chiffchaffs and two juvenile Bullfinches. Other sightings included Hummingbird Hawkmoths, a Ringlet, Painted Lady and Speckled Wood butterflies, a White-legged Damselfly, a Bank Vole and a Musk Beetle. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Woodford     This morning a Red Kite was circling over freshly mown meadow next to the A38 and then came over the garden nearby. Also a pair of Buzzards did the same. (Geoff Poulton).

Ashleworth Ham     Seven adult Canada Geese including a pair with four goslings, a male and a female Teal, two Mallards, a Little Egret, two Grey Herons, a Buzzard, two Lapwings, a Little Ringed Plover, two Curlews, a Green Sandpiper, a Cuckoo, c6 House Martins, c12 Swallows and two Nuthatches. (Les Brown/John Fletcher).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Oystercatchers still with two young, 28 adult Lapwings with at least three broods of young, two broods of Redshanks, a Little Ringed Plover, ten adult Curlews, two Little Egrets, two adult Grey Herons with three juveniles, an adult male Wigeon, a Grasshopper Warbler still reeling strongly, a Cuckoo, 4-5 Sedge Warblers, 2-3 Whitethroats, 5-6 Reed Buntings and 20 Long-tailed Tits. Also many Meadow Brown butterflies and an Emperor Moth caterpillar. (Mike Smart).

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