WWT Slimbridge An OSPREY flew N upriver at 10am. A juvenile Cuckoo still being fed by a pair of Reed Warblers near Willow hide in the canopy above the path. (Slimbridge Sightings).
Upper Swell A male Grey Wagtail carrying food, a Sparrowhawk and 50 Green-veined White butterflies feeding in a mass by the riverbank. (Andy & Laurie Pierce).
Lower Rea 18 Stock Doves this evening. (Andy Chapman).
Ashleworth Ham Two Buzzards, a Kestrel, Bullfinches, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, a Grey Heron, a Mistle Thrush, Long-tailed Tits and Stock Doves. Other sightings included Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Green-veined, Large and Small White, Comma, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper and Brimstone butterflies, Banded Demoiselle, Large Red and Azure Blue damselflies, a Ruddy Darter pair, Scorpion Flies and a Red-legged Shieldbug. (Chris & Phil Andrews).
Cotswold Water Park East In the Whelford Pools area birds included at Pit 111, 13 Great Crested Grebes, 11 Red Crested Pochards, seven Tufted Ducks, a Shoveler, a Common Tern, five Cormorants, two Garden Warblers, a Sedge Warbler, two Reed Warblers and a Willow Warbler. At Pit 111B, 11 Cormorants, three juvenile Red Crested Pochards, two Tufted Ducks, a Grey Heron and a Goldcrest. At Pit 111A nine Red Crested Pochards including seven ducklings, four Great Crested Grebes including two juveniles. At Pit 126, 37 Red Crested Pochards, 50+ Tufted Ducks, 51 Greylags, 117 Lesser Black -backed Gulls, nine Common Terns, an Oystercatcher, two Lapwings, a Pied Wagtail and three Sedge Warblers. (John Fletcher). Pics by John.