Thursday 13th July 2017

Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening the pair of Little Ringed Plovers and four chicks still intact despite a close encounter with a Fox. Also around the reserve a Teal, two Little Egrets, an Oystercatcher, 54 Lapwings, an adult Dunlin, eight Green Sandpipers, five Redshanks, a Barn Owl, a Hobby, a Sand Martin, 50 Swallows, two Redstarts, an adult male and juvenile Whinchat, a juvenile Stonechat and a Yellow Wagtail. (Andy Jayne).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrines and their three juveniles, Buzzards, Ravens, a juvenile Grey Heron, a Green Woodpecker, a family of nine Mandarins, Stock Doves, a Jay, Swifts, Swallows and House Martins. Other sightings included Silver-washed Fritillaries, Meadow Brown, Large, Small and Green-veined Whites, Red Admiral, Holly Blue, Comma, Ringlet and Speckled Wood butterflies, Hummingbird Hawkmoths, Wood Mice, Bank Voles and a Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Bisley     A Red Kite flew low over the village, also 15+ House Martins, 10+ Swifts, 12+ Swallows, two Yellowhammers, a Whitethroat, three Buzzards, two Skylarks, a Green Woodpecker, three Bullfinches, three Chiffchaffs, a Nuthatch, two Jays, a Kestrel, two Stock Doves and a Sparrowhawk. (Mark Grieve).

Frampton     A Red Kite was chased off by Common Terns and a Kingfisher and three Green Woodpeckers around the gravel wash area today. (Les Ditchburn). The Yellow-legged Gull on the Sailing Lake at 9:44am. (Geoff Moyser).

WWT Slimbridge     On South Lake 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, three Ruff, three Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper, a Greenshank, 50+ Lapwings, Avocets and a GCRP Crane chick with parents. (Les Ditchburn).

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