Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Dursley    A female Wheatear this morning at the end of Chaucer Road, Whiteway. (Phil Pope).

Winchcombe     A family group of Spotted Flycatchers at Langley Hill for most of the day. (Phil Cull). Pic by Phil.

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At Sudeley Castle three Spotted Flycatchers (1 juv) this morning near the car park. Also three Swifts over. (Peter Rodgers).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake this morning a GREAT WHITE EGRET, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, two Lesser Whitethroats, four Common Terns, a Willow Warbler singing and a mixed flock of 100+ Swallows and Sand Martins. (Nick Goatman).

Stroud     Two Swifts still visiting a nest box late evening. (Hugh Manistre).

Tuffley     Eight Swifts over the garden at 6:40pm. (Mark Hobson).

Slimbridge     Eight Buzzards in the air together and Swallows gathering in large numbers also. (Katharine Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     A Wood Sandpiper from Robbie Garnett hide still this morning. (Slimbridge Wild).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Area this morning 10+ Swifts, eight Grey Herons, a Cormorant eating an eel and a Kestrel. (Martin Greenish).

Hempsted     This morning a Yellow Wagtail S over Netheridge Farm. (Mark Hobson).

Bibury     A Red Kite being harried by two Ravens today. (Mark Grieve).

Daglingworth     50+ Swallows over fields today. (Mark Grieve).

Fairford     A Red Kite and four Buzzards soaring together.  (Mark Grieve).

Forest of Dean     Five Hawfinches in trees in front of Nagshead visitor centre briefly early afternoon, also a Lesser Redpoll at the heath on the Long Trail. (RSPB Gloucestershire). At Nagshead dipping pond a Buzzard, a female Bullfinch and a Jay. Also a Holly Blue butterfly, Southern Hawker and Common Darter, a Hornet with Bee prey and Emerald Damselflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrines, a Goshawk, seven Buzzards, a Goldcrest, two Jays, Swallows and House Martins, a Little Egret, two Ravens, two Nuthatches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Green Woodpecker. Other sightings included an Orange Ladybird, a Fallow Deer, a Bank Vole, Small White, Holly Blue and Red Admiral butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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