Saturday 1st July 2017

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead from Lower Hide a Kingfisher, a Redstart, three Grey Wagtails (1f, 2 juvs), a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Goshawk calling repeatedly and two Stock Doves. A Peregrine heard begging, audible for much of the morning in the car park and a Silver-washed Fritillary. (Steve Brown). At Abenhall this morning a Hawfinch flying into broadleaf woodland, three Ravens, a male Sparrowhawk, 20+ Swifts, 20+ House Martins, a Hobby, six Buzzards, a Whitethroat and a Green Woodpecker. (Rob Husbands).

Newnham-on-Severn     Sedge Warblers, Goldfinches, a pair of Bullfinches, Pied Wagtails, Swallows and House Martins. Also Small and Large White, Ringlet, Comma and Gatekeeper butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     At Yat Rock a WHITE ADMIRAL in the car park and from the viewpoint early afternoon much activity from the Peregrines, a Goshawk, a Hobby, a Red Kite, a Sparrowhawk, four Ravens, several Buzzards, a Green Woodpecker,Swifts, Swallows and House Martins. Also a female Club-Tailed Dragonfly, a White-legged Damselfly, a Hummingbird Hawk Moth, Red Admirals, Large and Small Whites, a Holly Blue, Speckled Wood, two Silver-washed Fritillaries and a Fallow Deer.(Steve Brown/Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Tewkesbury     A pair of Egyptian Geese near the Marina and a Little Egret near Twyning on the River Avon. (Georgie Thwaites).

Whitminster     A Red Kite circling overhead at 12:25pm. (Martin McGill).

Frampton     At the pools a Redstart, a Common Sandpiper, two Treecreeper families being fed, two Yellowhammers and six Common Terns. (Nick Goatman).

Upham Meadow     Four adult Curlews and two young, two Common Sandpipers along the Avon, 1+ Sedge Warbler and 2+ Reed Buntings still singing. (Mike Smart).

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