Coombe Hill Meadows Along the canal singing Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting and Cuckoo. Also a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Little Egret flew over. From Grundon hide 26 Mute Swans, two pairs of Canada Geese (one with five goslings), five Shelducks, 12 Lapwings, a Dunlin, a Ringed Plover, two Oystercatchers, three Curlews, a Grey Heron and four Swallows. Also Brimstone, Peacock, Orange Tip, Speckled Wood and Green-veined White butterflies and Hairy Dragonfly, Broad-bodied Chaser, Azure and Blue-tailed Damselflies. (Keith White/Les Ditchburn). In the evening additionally two Little Owls at dusk, two Little Ringed Plovers, a Redshank, two Gadwalls, two Grey Herons, two Skylarks and a Fox seen eating its freshly caught prey. (John Fletcher/Jake King). Pic by John.
Forest of Dean In the Crabtree Hill/Yew Tree Brake area this afternoon a Redstart, a Tree Pipit, 3+ Wood Warblers, a Spotted Flycatcher, two Siskins, a Wild Boar sow with 4+ boarlets and three Wood White butterflies. (MK).
Saul/Frampton This morning 25+ Dunlins, 50+ Ringed Plovers, three Sanderlings, six Bar-tailed Godwits, seven Oystercatchers, 11 Curlews and a Whimbrel. After the tide two Great White Egrets, three Little Egrets and two Cuckoos fighting. Also singing Lesser Whitethroat and Whitethroat. (Neil Smart).
Northleach 42 Red Kites over a freshly cut silage field today. (Keith Jennings).