Thursday 20th July 2017

Leighterton     A QUAIL still calling at 11am today. (Geoff Moyser).

Cleeve Hill     From the Gallops to Wontley Farm, 8+ Swallows, a Pied Wagtail, a Green Woodpecker, 40+ Linnets, 10+ Yellowhammers, 9+ Skylarks, 11 Stonechats, including 3 juveniles, two Corn Buntings, a Kestrel, four Willow Warblers, two Bullfinches, a calling Tawny Owl at Wontley Farm, a Meadow Pipit , two Buzzards and seven Whitethroats. (Mark Grieve).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 111 a female Red Crested Pochard with four very small ducklings and a Kingfisher. (John Durell).

Frampton     A Yellow Wagtail and a Whinchat at Splatt Bridge this evening. (Derek Julian).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon a QUAIL heard calling briefly just left of Grundon hide. Also four Oystercatchers, two Little Ringed Plovers (ad & juv), two Little Egrets, a Kingfisher, eight Coots (5 juvs), four Moorhens (2 juvs), five Reed Buntings, three Sedge Warblers heard, five Whitethroats (3 juvs), male and female Blackcap, 200+ Starlings, 30 Swallows, 17 House Martins, seven Greenfinches, a Bullfinch, six Goldfinches and a Stock Dove. (John Fletcher).

Hempsted     Two Redstarts (1 male) at Netheridge Farm at lunchtime. (Mark Hobson).

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