Frampton A BLACK TERN on the Sailing Lake this morning increasing to nine BLACK TERNS this evening. Also seven Common Terns, a Hobby, a Yellow Wagtail and four Swifts. (Roy Widgery/Nick Goatman/Gordon Hodgson/Mark Easterbrook). Pic by Mark.
A Greenshank and a Wheatear at Splatt Bridge again today. Also three Lapwings and three Redshanks and a Common Sandpiper on the canal. (Eric Palmer). Also here a Reed Warbler, a Sedge Warbler, a Whitethroat, two Stock Doves, a Kestrel, a Grey Heron and a Little Egret. (Mark Easterbrook). Two Hobbies over Court Lake at midday. (Roy Shilham).
WWT Slimbridge A second calendar year SPOONBILL touring the scrapes today. (Martin McGill). A BLACK TERN on South Lake. Also a drake GARGANEY. Along the Summer Walkway a male Whinchat, a Wheatear and a Whimbrel. (Neil Smart). A Grey Plover S of Mid Point. (Geoff Moyser). Also a white-headed Ruff from Zeiss hide and two Ruff on South Lake. (Andy & Sue Gibbons). Tern pics by Roy Shilham, Spoonbill by Andy.
Cleeve Hill 12 Wheatears on the golf course, also on the Common two Cuckoos calling and a male Whinchat. (Duncan Dine).
Purton A GRASSHOPPER WARBLER still at the Timber Ponds at 5am this morning at the S end, possibly two birds here recently. Also three Common Sandpipers on canal and a Cuckoo singing still. (Andy Jordan).
Cotswold Water Park West At Shorncote reed beds this afternoon birds included a MARSH HARRIER, nine Common Terns, five Cormorants, a male Red Crested Pochard, male and female Tufted Duck, a Kingfisher, two Cuckoos heard, three Cetti’s Warblers, eight Sedge Warblers, three Chiffchaffs, six Sand Martins, two Swallows, two Linnets, eight Goldfinches, a Skylark, two Greenfinches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and three Buzzards. (John Fletcher).
Symonds Yat In the Yat Rock area the Peregrine pair and another Peregrine pair on Great Doward Hill nearby, six Buzzards, a pair of Ravens with four juveniles, a juvenile Grey Heron, Stock Doves, a Swift, Swallows and House Martins, a pair of Kingfishers feeding young at the nest, a Green Woodpecker calling, a pair of Mandarins, two singing Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs and a pair of Pied Wagtails. Other sightings included two Fallow Deer, a Bank Vole, Holly Blue butterflies, Green Longhorn Moths and St Marks Flies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).
Forest of Dean At Nagshead two male and a female Redstart at Lower hide, a SPOTTED FLYCATCHER briefly, two Mistle Thrushes and a Great Spotted Woodpecker investigating a nest box. At Campbell hide male and female Blackcaps bathing and a ringed female Pied Flycatcher. (Bernie Dumbleton). Pic by Bernie.
Gloucester A Lesser Whitethroat calling today on Robinswood Hill. (Greg Anderson). Four Swifts over Linden today. (Mo Croose).
Upham Meadow A Whinchat today. (Mike Smart).
Cheltenham At Naunton Park a Garden Warbler singing and showing, second
garden record in 34 years. (David Anderson/Steve Brown).
Minchinhampton A group of House Martins feeding over the village today. (James Kench).