WWT Slimbridge Two SPOONBILLS actively feeding this morning from Robbie Garnett hide, present until 12:30pm at least. Also six Little Egrets, at least two Green Sandpipers and a Greenshank reported. (Slimbridge Sightings/Paul Rich). Pics by Mike.
Hidcote A Spotted Flycatcher in the old orchard at Hidcote N.T. today. (Stephen Grundy).
Coombe Hill Meadows Seven Mute Swans, a pair of Canada Geese with two goslings, a male Wigeon on the Long Pool, a female Mallard with five ducklings, three Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, a pair of Oystercatchers with at least two almost fledged chicks, at least 77 Lapwings, an immature Little Ringed Plover, three Redshanks, a Curlew, a Cuckoo still singing, five Swifts, singing birds included a Reed Warbler, Skylark, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, c6 Reed Buntings and a Yellowhammer. At Lower Apperley a late burst of song from a Lesser Whitethroat. (Mike Smart).
Charlton Kings A Red Kite soaring over Cox’s Meadow today, a garden first. (Louise Bride).
Forest of Dean A Red Kite over Five Acres today at 12:50pm. (Brian Pendrey). Pic by Brian.
Cheltenham A Tawny Owl around and settling on several houses in St Nicholas Drive for at least half an hour from 10:30pm. (Laurie Pierce).
Symonds Yat In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrine pair, two Red Kites, Buzzards, Ravens, Swallows, House Martins, Swifts, a Chiffchaff, two Song Thrushes, Stock Doves and a Blackcap. Also Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Large White and Marbled White butterflies, a Rose Chafer, a Garden Chafer, a Cockchafer, a Common Green Grasshopper, a female White-legged Damselfly, a Pipistrelle Bat, a Slow Worm, Wood Mice and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).