Monthly Archives: August 2017

Friday 11th August 2017

WWT Slimbridge     From Robbie Garnett hide three Wood Sandpipers on the Tack Piece early morning. (Slimbridge Wild). Longney      Around the old orchard at SO754137 two Kestrels, three Buzzards, five Linnets, four Swallows, a Greenfinch and three Willow Warblers. A Marsh … Continue reading

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Thursday 10th August 2017

Eastleach Martin    A QUAIL calling from an uncut crop field on Eastleach Downs (near Eastleach Martin) this afternoon. Also a Corn Bunting and a Red Kite in the same area. Closer to the village a juvenile/female Redstart and a Clouded … Continue reading

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Wednesday 9th August 2017

WWT Slimbridge     From Robbie Garnett hide today two Wood Sandpipers still on the Tack Piece. (Slimbridge Wild). From Zeiss hide 350+ Dunlins, 20+ Ringed Plovers and three Knot, in partial summer plumage. (Phil Pope). Coombe Hill Meadows     At 4:45pm … Continue reading

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Tuesday 8th August 2017

WWT Slimbridge     From Robbie Garnett hide today two Wood Sandpipers still, a Greenshank, nine Green Sandpipers, two Common Sandpipers, 12+ Black-tailed Godwits, 17 Dunlins. Also a Marsh Harrier and two Swifts. (Slimbridge Wild et al). Wood Sandpiper pics by John Fletcher, comparison pic … Continue reading

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Monday 7th August 2017

WWT Slimbridge     Two Wood Sandpipers, a Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper and eight Green Sandpipers at Robbie Garnett hide at 3:30pm. (Nigel Warren/Kenny Hills). Pic by Kenny. Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake today 30+ Mallards, four … Continue reading

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Sunday 6th August 2017

Forest of Dean     A pair of Marsh Tits showing well at Cannop ponds today. (Thomas Winstone). Berkeley shore     Five Yellow-legged Gulls, a Snipe, six Common Sandpipers, a juvenile Wheatear, nine Swifts and 30 Sand Martins S, (Paul Taylor). … Continue reading

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Saturday 5th August 2017

Hidcote    A pair of Ravens flew south along the escarpment near Hidcote Manor today. (Iain Smith). Minchinhampton Common     A male Redstart, three Willow Warblers and a Sparrowhawk this morning. (Keith & Lyn Perkins). Winchcombe     A Spotted Flycatcher … Continue reading

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Friday 4th August 2017

Coombe Hill Meadows     Five Canada Geese, two Teal, 100 Mallards, a Grey Heron, a Sparrowhawk, 120 Lapwings, four Green Sandpipers, c30 Swallows , at least one Reed Warbler, 3-4 Sedge Warblers, 1+ Whitethroat. 3-4 Willow Warblers, several Chiffchaffs, c20 … Continue reading

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Thursday 3rd August 2017

Coombe Hill Meadows     A juvenile Marsh Harrier dropped into the reserve at 2pm and stayed for c15 minutes.  Also a female Kestrel hunting, a Buzzard over, and a Little Owl in willows by the canal. (Bernard Michaux). Cotswold Water … Continue reading

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Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Cotswold Water Park East     A near summer-plumaged KNOT on the sandbank at the eastern end of Pit 126  (Bowmoor Sailing Lakes) from 9am to late morning at least, a very good bird for CWP. (Duncan Dine). Also two Dunlins … Continue reading

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