WWT Slimbridge The Dark-bellied Brent Goose still and 56 Avocets from Holden Tower this morning. (James Robinson). An Egyptian Goose from Holden Tower, a lot of Kingfisher feeding activity at the Kingfisher hide and a Cuckoo seen and heard on the Rushy. (Stuart Miller). Pic by Stuart.
Frampton At the Sailing Lake a Common Sandpiper, two Common Terns and two Reed Warblers this morning. (Nick Goatman). Five Whimbrels from Splatt Bridge. (Gordon Hodgson). A Nightingale singing near the Gravel Wash this evening. (Shane Long).
Forest of Dean This evening birds included a Nightjar heard from 9pm, a Woodcock flew over twice, a Cuckoo, seven Linnets, five Tree Pipits, four Whitethroats, nine Willow Warblers, two male Stonechats, a Jay, a Mistle Thrush, three Song Thrushes singing, four Goldfinches and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish).
Cleeve Hill Two Cuckoos, two Garden Warblers and four Buzzards hunting worms together on a just-ploughed field. (Graham Tompsett).
Hawling In the Hawling area today a Red Kite, four Buzzards, a Kestrel, Yellowhammers, Skylarks, a Blackcap, Swallows, a Willow Warbler, a Mistle Thrush, two Lapwings, a Cuckoo and Meadow Pipits. Also a Small Tortoiseshell, a Green-Veined White and a Painted Lady butterfly. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.
Saul Warth Two Common Terns N with Black-headed Gulls, a Barnacle Goose and a Whimbrel this morning. (Gordon Hodgson).
Netheridge At Netheridge Farm this morning 24 Swifts, two House Martins, two Sand Martins, three Swallows, ten Whitethroats and two Sedge Warblers. Also a Fox with three cubs, a Roe Deer, and Orange Tip, Peacock and Common Blue butterflies. (Mark Hobson).
Symonds Yat A Goshawk and a Peregrine and lots of Canada Geese including several pairs nesting on the cliffs today. (Colin Butters).
Withington A pair of Mandarins on private pool at Upcote Withington. (Harvey Sherwood).
Hilcot A drake Mandarin on a lane side forest stream at SO997165. (Harvey Sherwood).