Monthly Archives: August 2018

Tuesday 21st August 2018

Frampton     This evening a Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper, an Egyptian Goose, ten Yellow Wagtails, a Willow Warbler, two Spotted Flycatchers and 30+ Chiffchaffs. (Gordon Hodgson). A Hummingbird Hawk Moth in the garden today. (Gordon Kirk). Pic by GK. Painswick  … Continue reading

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Monday 20th August 2018

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed birds today included a GREAT WHITE EGRET on Pit 85a, a Marsh Harrier flew towards Pit 84, two Kestrels, two Buzzards, 17 Gadwalls, two Tufted Ducks, three Water Rails heard, a Little Grebe heard, a Green Sandpiper, 35 Lapwings, … Continue reading

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Sunday 19th August 2018

Cotswold Water Park West     A  juvenile Black Tern on Pit 57 this evening. (Steve Davies). Coombe Hill Meadows     18 Yellow Wagtails and two Green Sandpipers on the Long Pool late afternoon. (Ian Ralphs). WWT Slimbridge     Eight Garganeys … Continue reading

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Saturday 18th August 2018

Walmore Common     This morning a Little Egret, a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel, a juvenile Peregrine, a Sand Martin, 40 House Martins, three Lesser Whitethroats, four Reed Warblers, two Spotted Flycatchers, four Redstarts, two Whinchats and 18 Yellow Wagtails. (Andy Jayne). … Continue reading

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Friday 17th August 2018

Rodley     Eight Yellow Wagtails and two Whinchats this morning. (Dave Smith). WWT Slimbridge     The Wood Sandpiper still from Robbie Garnett hide. (Dot Jones). A Nuthatch in the Spinney next to the Zeiss hide today, a site rarity. (Slimbridge Sightings). Early … Continue reading

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Thursday 16th August 2018

WWT Slimbridge     The Short-eared Owl and Marsh Harrier quartering Dumbles and the Wood Sandpiper still from Robbie Garnett hide today. (Slimbridge Sightings). May Hill     A flock of 12+ Mistle Thrushes in the village today. (Rob Guest). Saul Warth    … Continue reading

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Wednesday 15th August 2018

North Cotswolds     Two recently fledged Hobbies today. (Richard Tyler). Pics by Richard. Frampton     At the Sailing Lake this morning 70+ Sand Martins and 12+ Swifts. (Roy Bircher). WWT Slimbridge     A juvenile Wood Sandpiper feeding on the Top New … Continue reading

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Tuesday 14th August 2018

Forest of Dean     Still a male and female Nightjar tonight, the male churring and displaying. (Martin Vaisey). Frampton pools     A Yellow-legged Gull, three Common Terns, two Ravens, a Reed Warbler still with young and Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler … Continue reading

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Monday 13th August 2018

Frampton     34 Black-tailed Godwits, a Whimbrel and a juvenile Whinchat from Splatt Bridge this evening. (Gordon Hodgson). Eastington     20+ Swifts and a Hobby over today. (Nick Goatman). WWT Slimbridge     The Short-eared Owl hunting over the Dumbles this … Continue reading

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Sunday 12th August 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning a female Gadwall with five nearly full-grown juveniles on the canal, 15 Teal, two Shovelers, six Grey Herons, 12 Green Sandpipers, two juvenile Redshanks, seven Snipe, 120 Swallows, two Lesser Whitethroats, three Whitethroats, two … Continue reading

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