Monthly Archives: July 2017

Monday 10th July 2017

Coombe Hill Meadows     A QUAIL heard calling from long grass near to the Grundon hide. (John Fletcher/Mike Smart). Other birds included a pair of Little Ringed Plovers with four tiny chicks, a Little Owl, 83 Lapwings, three Little Egrets, three Grey Herons, … Continue reading

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Sunday 9th July 2017

Whitminster     A Grasshopper Warbler in sub-song this morning. (Richard Baatsen). Dowdeswell Reservoir     Three Common Sandpipers, three young Mandarins, four Tufted Ducks, two Mallards and a Mute Swan today. (Tom Mabbett). Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds … Continue reading

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Saturday 8th July 2017

Forest of Dean    This evening three Nightjars (2m) churring from 9:35pm, a family of Stonechats with 3 or 4 juveniles and four Linnets. (Nick Hawkridge with BOC/Bristol Nats & GNS). Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area the … Continue reading

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Friday 7th July 2017

Cleeve Hill     This morning two Corn Buntings singing along West Down. Also families of Spotted Flycatcher and Redstarts in West Wood and Tree Pipits singing in fields bordering the wood. Dozens of Marbled Whites in the fields between … Continue reading

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Thursday 6th July 2017

Ashleworth Ham     A Buzzard, a Spotted Flycatcher, a pair of Bullfinches and a Chiffchaff. Also Small White, Ringlet, Comma and Holly Blue butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Twyning     At Upham  Meadow at least four Curlews (2 ads, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Tuesday 4th July 2017

Tewkesbury     At Mitton (SO896338) the last field in Gloucestershire, with flashes of open water 39 Mallards, with at least four broods of ducklings, ten adult Lapwings guarding two broods of young, one with two full grown birds able to … Continue reading

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Monday 3rd July 2017

Southam    A female Mandarin in a garden today. (Paul Watkins). Pic by Paul. Hempsted     Two Green Sandpipers, a Barn Owl and Whitethroats, Sedge and Reed Warblers in song at Netheridge Farm this morning. (Mark Hobson). Amberley     … Continue reading

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Sunday 2nd July 2017

WWT Slimbridge     A colour-ringed WOOD SANDPIPER on the Top New Piece today, later relocating to the Rushy and still present late afternoon. (Slimbridge Sightings/Paul Rich/Kerry Lloyd). Coombe Hill Meadows     A Mute swan pair with eight cygnets, six … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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