Cleeve Hill 6+ RING OUZELS on the scrub opposite the heather enclosure still today. One apparently of the Alpine race alpestris, a very striking scaly bird. (Chris Snook/Merv Carlyon/Jon Mercer). 1st pic by Chris, 2nd by Merv.
Coombe Hill Meadows An OSPREY flying E towards the dual carriageway, seen from the footpath at 10:30am. Also three Whimbrels, four Little Ringed Plovers and two Ringed Plovers. (Les Ditchburn/Graham Smith/Beryl Smith). Also a drake GARGANEY at 2:35pm in the channel between the scrapes from Grundon hide. (Mike Davis).
Forest of Dean At Cannop Ponds birds included two Common Sandpipers, two Little Grebes, two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Siskin, a pair of Grey Wagtails, a Willow Warbler and 2 or 3 Nuthatches. At Nagshead three Redstarts at Lower hide, also a Willow Warbler, a Treecreeper, a Grey Wagtail, two Jays, three Great Spotted Woodpecker and two Mandarins, a Redwing, a Blackcap, a Nuthatch, 5+ Chaffinches, two Jays, a Fallow Deer and two young Boarlets wandering alone. On the Long Trail two Mistle Thrushes and a Goldcrest. (Martyn Leighton/Hilary Smith/Chris Snook/Martin Russell). In the Speech House area a Goldcrest, two Willow Warblers, a Green Woodpecker and two Wild Boar with young. (Martin Russell). Pic by Martin.
WWT Slimbridge A REED WARBLER in the reeds in front of Zeiss hide. Also 502 Black-tailed Godwits, two Little Ringed Plovers and c15 Golden Plovers. (Ian Hull).
Purton Two Arctic Terns, a Grey Plover, three Common Sandpipers, three MEDITERRANEAN GULLS, a REED WARBLER and a Sedge Warbler early morning. (Francis Steuck). Also a Wheatear, a Kestrel, a Cetti’s Warbler, Blackcaps, a Willow Warbler, Chiffchaffs, a Curlew and Oystercatchers today. (Alan Jones). This evening two Whimbrels flew high N upriver. Also three Swallows, four Blackcaps and two Chiffchaffs. (Tom Weston-McClung).
Gloucester At Robinswood Hill, a Willow Warbler singing in the car park this morning. (Ian Elphick). A Red Kite flew across the Hill at 2:30pm. (Felicity Davies-Birks).
Ashleworth Ham Two Mute Swans, a Canada Goose, three Shelducks, ten Wigeon, 250 Teal, five Shovelers, a Little Egret, two Oystercatchers, four Lapwings, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, five Meadow Pipits, two singing Redstarts, two Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler and five Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).