Wednesday 5th July 2017

Leighterton    From the Leighterton to Knockdown Road a QUAIL heard at ST828897 at 8:30pm and a Little Owl heard in hedge nearby. (Vic Polley).

Tewkesbury     Seven Red Kites following a grass cutter at Walton Cardiff this morning. (Ian Hull).

Frampton pools     This morning a Common Sandpiper, seven Common Terns and six young, three Kingfishers, two Little Egrets, a Goldcrest feeding young and two juvenile Green Woodpeckers. (Nick Goatman).

Haresfield     At 1:30pm a Red Kite flew low across Haresfield Lane at SO831109. (Ian Elphick).

Tuffley     At 4:50pm a Red Kite soaring high over Tuffley at SO827151, mobbed by two gulls, then drifted E across Robinswood Hill/Sneedhams Green area. (Ian Elphick).

Berkeley     Eight Buzzards following the mower in fields just off Mill Lane today. (Andrew Jones).

Charlton Kings Common     On the escarpment this morning a Marsh tit, a Raven, a Tree Pipit singing, several Yellowhammers, two Skylarks and a hunting Kestrel. Also numerous Marbled White butterflies. (Chris Furley).

Longlevens     15 Swifts over today. (Elly Rickelton).

Halmore     A Little Owl on a post in the lane at dusk, a Song Thrush singing and a female Blackcap feeding a fledgling (6th). High numbers of newly-fledged Great Tits, Blue Tits, Goldfinches and Robins in the garden and at least two young Great Spotted Woodpeckers visiting peanuts. A young Green Woodpecker on the 4th. (Chris Newton).

Cherington     Around the lake this evening birds included a Kingfisher, five Swallows, three House Martins, two Willow Warblers, three Grey Wagtails including a juvenile, a Marsh Tit, seven Long-tailed Tits, two Coal Tits, a Jay, two Buzzards, a Mistle Thrush and four Coots. (John Fletcher).

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