Saturday 2nd September 2017

Saul Warth     A GUILLEMOT off of the Warth close in from 5:45pm until 7:20pm at least, when it had become very distant. (Paul Rich). This morning an Avocet and a Wheatear. (Gordon Hodgson). Pic by Mike.

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Walmore Common     6+ Chiffchaffs, 10+ Swallows, a female Sparrowhawk, two Buzzards, a Hobby, a Skylark, a calling Little Owl, two Grey Herons, 30+House Martins, 45+ Linnets, a Garden Warbler, a Willow Warbler, a Bullfinch and a Green Woodpecker. (Mark Grieve).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Area this morning three Whinchats again, three Chiffchaffs, a Grey Heron, three Little Grebes and four Buzzards. (Martin Greenish/Dave Stone).

Frampton pools     The GREAT WHITE EGRET on Court Lake all day, a Yellow-legged Gull, a Yellow Wagtail, a Grey Wagtail, 12 Pied Wagtails, three Pochards, a Garden Warbler, 43 Chiffchaffs, 15 Blackcaps and nine Willow Warblers. (Nick Goatman). Also a Treecreeper by the old ringing hut site and a Coal Tit, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and 14 Goldfinches in the Gravel Wash. (MK).

Berkeley shore     Early morning three Whinchats, three Wheatears, a Redstart, a Tree Pipit, 15+ Whitethroats, eight Blackcaps, a Reed Warbler and five Common Sandpipers. (Paul Taylor).

Bussage     Three Peregrines over the Toadsmoor valley this morning at 10:35am high in the sky soaring on the thermals for 30mins before heading W towards the Severn. Six House Martins and two Swifts still feeding over Bussage at 6:45pm and two Pipistrelles and a Natterer’s Bat at 9pm taking moths under the streetlights (ID’d by bat detector). Five Painted Ladies, seven Small Tortoiseshells, four Red Admirals, two Peacocks a Comma and a Small Copper on the Sedum in the garden. (Michael Cook).

Cleeve Hill     12 Wheatears, nine Redstarts, a Whinchat, ten Stonechats, a Nuthatch, a Marsh Tit and a Whimbrel over. (Tom Mabbett).

WWT Slimbridge     Five Whinchats, two Wheatear, a Stonechat, three Hobbies, 20+ Chiffchaffs, 22 Cormorants, three Pochards and three Roe Deer today. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Cam     At least four Swifts still feeding over Cam Pitch this evening. (Scott Petrek).

Nailsworth     Three Swifts with other hirundines at 7:15pm. (Terry Grant).

Epney     Three Ruff on the river tonight. (Jeremy Squire).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrine pair and one of their juveniles, a female seen, two Hobbies (ad & juv), nine Buzzards together, a female Goshawk, a Sparrowhawk, a Linnet, Swallows, House Martins, a Greenfinch, three Ravens, pair of Stock Doves, a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, a Marsh Tit and a Mistle Thrush. Other sightings included Holly Blue, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Large White, Green-veined White and Comma butterflies and a Roe Deer buck. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Hempsted     A Nuthatch in the garden this morning, a garden first. (Terry Stevenson). Pic by Terry.

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