WWT Slimbridge The LITTLE BUSTARD remained hidden in the long grass on the Dumbles today in poor weather conditions until 3pm when it was refound. It was present until 6:15pm at least. Patience and a scope are recommended. Also a pair of Curlews with four juveniles on the Dumbles and an eclipse drake Garganey on the Rushy earlier today. (Slimbridge Sightings).
Early access from 8am tomorrow for members, non-members £10 via side gate, normal entry via Visitor Centre from 9:30am.
Coombe Hill Meadows A Spoonbill reported in the Grundon hide logbook for June 23rd, but no sign since. (per Andy Jayne).
Cheltenham A possible Black Kite reported a mile N of Junction 10 of the M5 at 3:30pm. (Phil Andrews).
Fairford A female Sparrowhawk landed in the back garden today at Manor Close staying for eight minutes before flying off N. (Paul Charles).
Symonds Yat From Yat Rock viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and another adult Peregrine on Great Doward Hill nearby, a Red Kite, Buzzards, Ravens, two Grey Herons, Jays, Swifts, Swallows, House and Sand Martins, a Chiffchaff, a Blackcap and a female Mandarin. Other sightings included, a White-legged Damselfly, Hummingbird Hawkmoths, a Fallow Deer, a Bank Vole and a Wood Mouse. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.
Aylburton Common Birds feasting on berries in the garden included male and female Blackcap, a male Bullfinch and Blackbirds. (Martin Vaisey). Pics by Martin.