Monday 26th June 2017

Coombe Hill Meadows    84 Lapwings, six Redshanks, four Oystercatchers, two Curlews, three Little Ringed Plovers, four Little Egrets, three Grey Herons, a Hobby, three Buzzards, two Cuckoos, six Skylarks, two Spotted Flycatchers, a male Stonechat, nine Goldfinches, two Greenfinches, a female Bullfinch, two Willow Warblers, two Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, three Lesser Whitethroats, 6+ Sedge Warblers, two Pied Wagtails, nine Reed Buntings, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Swifts, three Swallows and a pair of Mute Swans with eight large cygnets. (John Fletcher). Pics by John.Hobby 260617

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Quedgeley    At Elmore Lane West near Dimore Brook, two singing male Yellowhammers, also at Sellers bridge a Common Tern passed by low over the canal at c3pm, diving occasionally heading toward Gloucester. (Steve Pullen).

Ashleworth & Hasfield Ham     A ringing session today caught 106 birds including three Redstarts, a Grasshopper Warbler, c8 Sedge Warblers, c15 Whitethroats and a Lesser Whitethroat. (Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening).

Sapperton     A Monarch butterfly of unknown origin at Daneway Banks GWT reserve at SO937034 today. (Paul Rowe).

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