Forest of Dean At Cinderford Linear Park a Green Woodpecker, a Willow Warbler, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, two Buzzards, a male Redstart, and a Tree Pipit. Other sightings included ten Wood Whites, a female Brimstone, Common Blue, Dingy Skipper, Orange Tip, Small White and Red Admiral butterflies, Cinnabar Moths, a pair of Broad-bodied Chaser dragonflies mating and egg laying over a newly made pond and a Sloe Bug. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.
Symonds Yat In the Yat Rock area the Peregrine pair, a Grey Heron, Buzzards, Blackcaps, a Wren feeding chicks in the nest, a Mandarin duck with ten ducklings, a nesting pair of Kingfishers, House Martins, Swallows and Swifts. Other sightings included a female Clubtail dragonfly, a Hornet, Rose Chafers, a Painted Lady butterfly, a Wood Mouse and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.
Cotswold Water Park West At Shorncote Reedbed and along the nearby hedges around Pit 85a and b this afternoon birds included eight Common Terns, a Great White Egret, two Little Egrets, two Oystercatchers, two Great Crested Grebes, male and female Tufted Duck, four Gadwalls, two Grey Herons, a Cormorant, 75 Canada Geese, seven Stock Doves, eight Sand Martins, five Whitethroats, four Reed Warblers, two Cetti’s Warblers, three Sedge Warblers, a Green Woodpecker, a Greenfinch, four Goldfinches, seven Linnets, nine Reed Buntings, a Buzzard and two Kestrels. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.
A Peregrine low over Pit 57 before circling on a thermal and heading off towards Cirencester, also a Cuckoo seen flying around. (Dave Soons).
Twyning A Spotted Flycatcher on telephone wires in the garden at Church End this evening. (Mike Jones).
Stroud A Red Kite circling over Butterow early afternoon today, then it returned a couple of hours later only 20ft above the house on Butterow Lane and circled again before flying off. (Steve Pitman). A Red Kite over Kitesnest Lane, Lightpill at 4:30pm possibly the same bird, also a Swift. (Giles Diggle). At Frome Banks Dippers feeding a second brood and a Kingfisher with large fish flew by. (Mike Davis).
Haresfield At 2:45pm a Red Kite at SO828110 over a silage field. (Ian Elphick).
Prestbury In East Prestbury on fields cut for silage a flock of Lesser Black-backed Gulls, two Red Kites, and a Buzzard. Also a Yellowhammer, a male Cuckoo, a Willow Warbler heard and young Goldcrests in bushes along Cockroft Lane. Also a Ring-necked Parakeet heard in flight at 2:16pm and at 6:12pm in the centre of Prestbury. (Ken Heron).
Churchdown Garden birds today included an adult male Great Spotted Woodpecker, a pair of Bullfinches, a pair of Blue Tits and five youngsters, and a pair of Great Tits. (Margaret G).