Frampton First thing this morning a drake GARGANEY flew in to the flooded fields N of Splatt Bridge, seen well from the towpath for a few minutes before it flew S. Also a singing Chiffchaff and a Redwing in full song. (Gordon Kirk). Eight Sand Martins flew through later. (Gordon Kirk/Bill Church/Nigel Cramp). At 1:30-2pm a female MARSH HARRIER and a sub-adult male, being harried by a Carrion Crow. Also 60 Black-tailed Godwits flew inland NE. (Terry Fenton).
Forest of Dean The GREAT GREY SHRIKE hunting all day at Crabtree Hill. It ate beetles and caught a lizard that it seemed to store somewhere and later a small mammal. Also a pair of Stonechats, two Buzzards and two Song Thrushes. (Mick Colquhoun). Pics by Mick.
Wotton-Under-Edge At least 16 Hawfinches in a Yew tree behind Culverhay House and The Old Surgery just along from the war memorial on Culverhay, which becomes Coombe Road. (Richard Mundy).
Saul Warth This morning the WATER PIPIT still and the GLAUCOUS GULL on the river mud for 15 minutes before it flew off. At 9am a MERLIN and two Sand Martin over the canal. (Jeremy Voaden/Gordon Hodgson).
Sharpness A BLACK REDSTART still along Dock Road, perched on an old rusty railway engine and a couple of the boats moored. (Jeremy Voaden).
WWT Slimbridge Two Egyptian Geese on South Lake this morning. (Martin Greenish).