Symonds Yat From Yat Rock viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, a Goshawk, a Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, Ravens, Stock Doves, Swallows and House Martins. Also a Holly Blue and Large White butterflies, Hummingbird Hawk moths, a Bank Vole and a Red Fox. (Chris & Phil Andrews).
Forest of Dean At Crabtree Hill this morning three Spotted Flycatchers, 13 Willow Warblers, 12+ Stonechats (6 ads), 12 Linnets, two Garden Warblers, two Tree Pipits, a pair of Blackcaps, three Nuthatches, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers heard, 11 House Martins, three Swallows, a Jay and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish). Still one male Nightjar churring tonight but fast approaching the end of the season. (Martin Vaisey). At Cannop ponds a Grey Heron, a Siskin, five Goldfinches, four Grey Wagtails, two female Mandarins, seven Tufted Ducks, a Nuthatch, three Little Grebes, two pairs of Coot both feeding one young and a Treecreeper. (Martin Russell). Pic by Martin R.
Innsworth A Ring-necked Parakeet in the garden at 7:30pm before flying off toward Innsworth Camp. On Saturday 4th a Lesser Black-backed Gull with a blue ring and orange figures 838. (Mark Easterbrook).
Hardwicke Along the canal S of Sellars Bridge a Little Egret and Hobby both flew S, 2+ Ravens, a worn adult and a juvenile Lesser Whitethroat, 6+ juvenile Goldfinches, 2+ Buzzards and a Grass Snake swam across the canal. (MK).
Barnsley A pair of Grey Partridges with up to ten fledged young. (Duncan Dine).
Coombe Hill Meadows In the Long Pool ten Teal, 20 Mallards, four Grey Herons, a Redshank and seven Green Sandpipers. (Mike Smart). Also seven Grey Herons, 11 Snipe, two Ravens, three Lesser Whitethroats, ten Whitethroats, a Sedge Warbler, 17 Mistle Thrushes and three Redstarts. Dragonflies included Emperor, Migrant Hawker, Brown Hawker, Common and Ruddy Darter and Red-eyed Damselflies. Also a Brimstone butterfly. (Andy Jayne). Note/ The boardwalk to the Grundon Hide is in the process of being raised, so that the Grundon hide will in future be accessible in time of high flood; the old boardwalk has to be dismantled so that a new one can be fitted, and the process may take a month. The Grundon hide will still be accessible, but that access is across the fields, from the first gateway leading to the reserve, rather than the canal bank.