Coombe Hill Meadows From the Grundon hide two Wigeon, a Gadwall, Grey Herons, a Lapwing flock, two Little Ringed Plovers, two Green Sandpipers, and a pair of Wheatears. Along the canal and towpath two Buzzards, a female Redstart, Sedge Warblers, Swallows, House Martins and Greenfinches. Also Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Common Blue, Comma, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Peacock, Red Admiral, Large, Small and Green-veined White butterflies and Silver-Y Moths, Emerald, Common Blue and Banded Demoiselle damselflies, Emperor, Brown Hawker, Southern Hawker, Four-spotted Chaser, Black-tailed Skimmer, Ruddy Darter and Common Darter dragonflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.
Sharpness A juvenile Little Ringed Plover this evening on the outer dock basin before flying off high south at 8:20pm. (Andy Jordan).
Saul Warth Pre-7:30 am two adult Mediterranean Gulls with 500+ Black-headed Gulls, 21 Dunlins, 61 Curlews, six Black-tailed Godwits on the river, a Cuckoo in the sheep paddock and two Siskins S. (Francis Steuck).
Quenington/Fairford Along the Coln valley from Quenington to Fairford today. A family of four Dippers at Rag Hill, a Grey Wagtail, two Kingfishers, two Grey Herons, seven Coots, four Moorhens, three Pied Wagtails and Otter spraints near Cuckoos Corner. Three Bullfinches (2m, 1f), two male Blackcaps, a Whitethroat, three Wrens, eight Chaffinches, 14 Goldfinches, a Mistle Thrush, a pair of Tufted Ducks, eight Mallards, a Little Grebe, a female Stonechat at SP 14787 03029. Three Buzzards, a Kestrel, a Red Kite, a Grey Partridge and a Stoat, at SP 14304 02789. Two Linnets, two Yellowhammers, a Coal Tit, a Marsh Tit, three Corn Buntings on wires at SP 14291 03080. On uncut thistle flowers numerous common species of butterflies but notably a White Letter Hairstreak. (Michael Cook).