Halmore Four Common Cranes heard at 7:30am in a field of newly-cut barley stubble at SO701029 and then seen circling before flying off south. (Chris Newton). Pic by Chris.
Frampton Early morning a Crossbill in the the Ash trees at Splatt Bridge, flew towards the church and then returned. (Martin McGill).
WWT Slimbridge On the Rushy 12 Black-tailed Godwits, four Avocets, a Green Sandpiper and an Oystercatcher. From Robbie Garnett hide two Green Sandpipers and five Lapwings. At Mid Point three Little Egrets, 18 Curlews, a Common Sandpiper, an Oystercatcher and Meadow Pipits feeding young. From Zeiss hide 30+ Lapwings, two pairs of Avocets with a chick, three Green Sandpipers, adult summer-plumaged Spotted Redshank, three Redshanks, two Little Ringed Plovers, eight Black-tailed Godwits, 60+ Dunlins and a female Common Crane, known as Ruby, with an unringed visiting bird of unknown origin. (MK). Pics by Mike.
Slimbridge A Red Kite over the Village Hall at 9:55am. (MK).
Winchcombe 12 Red Kites this morning. (Phil Cull).
Purton This morning five Common Terns flew S and then an Arctic Tern spent 10 minutes off of Tites Point before heading E towards Slimbridge. (Francis Steuck).
Nailsworth An all day passage of Swifts moving S. A sample count between 1:50-2:20pm 83 Swifts and 2 or 3 Hobbies. (Terry Grant).
Leckhampton Eight Swifts over the Leckhampton area at 5:45pm. (Michael Barwick).