Tuesday 5th September 2017

Painswick Beacon     Birds today between 10:30am-1:20pm included 4450 House Martins, 438 Swallows, three Sand Martins, 15 Common Gulls, a Tree Pipit, eight Buzzards, two Sparrowhawks, a Hobby and a Crossbill all SW. (John Fleming).

Hardwicke     A male Whinchat and a Pied Wagtail on recently stripped  ground at SO8078712397 today at 11:02am and a Kestrel hunting over rough scrub nearby. (Michael Cook).

Nailsworth     Between 4pm and 6pm three Swifts, 850+ House Martins, 120+ Swallows and a Hobby. (Terry Grant).

Rodborough Common     A Swift over this afternoon at 5pm. (Colin Greenfield).

Thrupp     A Swift feeding with 75+ House martins over Thrupp this evening. (Martin Wright).

Bagpath     In the area late afternoon at least six Yellow Wagtails and three Wheatears. (Paul Rich).

Cirencester     A Kingfisher on the River Churn behind Barton Lane this evening. (Jon Mercer).

WWT Slimbridge     Highlights today included 1+ Sanderling at Mid Point, a Spotted Redshank from Zeiss hide, a Hobby and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull on South Lake, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover on the Rushy and a Marsh Harrier from Holden Tower.  (Ashley Davies/Paul Rich/Slimbridge Sightings).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed approaching Pit 85B from the pathway a Kestrel, three Whinchats, four Swallows, six Willow Warblers, two Sedge Warblers and two Spotted Flycatchers. At Pit 85B four Kingfishers, a Water Rail heard, two Buzzards, a Kestrel, four Reed Warblers, two Grey Herons, a Cormorant and seven Mute Swans (5 large juvs). At Pit 85A 18 Gadwalls, a Common Sandpiper, 121 Canada Geese over, a Little Egret, a Grey Heron and a Sedge Warbler. (John Fletcher).

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