Forest of Dean No sign of the Golden Oriole at Spruce Ride today, birders on site until 1:30pm at least. Five Hawfinches including a juvenile at Spruce Ride and 11 Crossbills and a Garden Warbler nearby at Horse Lawn. (Andy Jayne). A WHITE ADMIRAL and five Silver-washed Fritillaries at Spruce Ride. (Heather Hobson).
Ashleworth Ham Two Buzzards, a Chiffchaff, a male Reed Bunting, a Sedge Warbler, a male Blackcap, two Grey Herons, a Willow Warbler, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallows, and House Martins. Other sightings included Beautiful and Banded Demoiselles, Large Red and Azure Blue damselflies, a male Broad-bodied Chaser, Ringlet, Comma, Small White, Large White, Green-veined White, Red Admiral, Brimstone and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies and a pair of Leopard Moths mating. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.
Cheltenham A Tawny Owl has been a regular visitor each evening this week but last night accompanied by two vocal young, in St Nicholas Drive. Also two Hedgehogs in the garden. (Laurie Pierce).