Frampton pools This morning a GRASSHOPPER WARBLER reeling, five Whitethroats, five Willow Warblers, a Garden Warbler, 38 Blackcaps, 31 Chiffchaffs, two Yellow Wagtails, a Common Sandpiper, three Cetti’s Warblers, six Sand Martins, four Shelducks and two Mandarins. (Nick Goatman). From the towpath N of Splatt Bridge this morning two Little Egrets, four Redshanks, a Curlew, a Lapwing, a Water Rail heard, two pale Buzzards, a male Sparrowhawk, a Sedge Warbler, two Swallows and two Common Sandpipers on the canal at Fretherne Bridge. (MK).
Swallow by Mike King
Saul Warth At 9:30am 34 Bar-tailed Godwits and three Grey Plovers. (Paul Rich/Mark Hobson).
Coombe Hill Meadows Eight Whitethroats, three male Redstarts, eight Avocets, a Black-tailed Godwit, two Redshanks, an Oystercatcher, a Blue-headed Wagtail, eight Yellow Wagtails and a White Wagtail. (Ian Hull/David Benton/Ian Ralphs).
WWT Slimbridge A drake GARGANEY briefly on the Rushy this afternoon. (Roberta Goodall). A Whimbrel from Mid Point. (Mark Hobson).
Highnam Woods This afternoon a possible very short Nightingale sub-song heard near the hide. Near the hide, two Marsh Tits, two Nuthatches, four Chiffchaffs, five Blackcaps, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Mistle Thrush mobbing a Sparrowhawk overhead, two Song Thrushes. Also three very young Fox cubs. (Steve Pullen).
Marsh Tit by Steve Pullen
Fox cub by Steve Pullen
Nuthatch by Steve Pullen
Stinchcombe Hill A Tree Pipit over this afternoon together with a couple of Swallows. Also Grizzled Skipper, Holly Blue and Green Hairstreak. (James Robinson).
Cleeve Hill Two Red Kites today in the Washpool valley, one appears to be carrying a golf ball! (Dave Abrams).
Red Kite by Dave Abrams
Red Kite by Dave Abrams
Minchinhampton Common Five Wheatears (3m, 2f) and 14 Skylarks today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins). Also a male Redstart and a Red Kite flew over. (Terry Grant).
Wheatear by Terry Grant
Stonehouse This morning a Sedge Warbler singing and a Green Sandpiper on the River Frome W of the Sewage Works. (Nigel Birch). At Stanley Downton this morning four House Martins and two Swallows over the sewage works, a Grey Wagtail, a Green Woodpecker, a female Sparrowhawk and two House Martins over the garden later. (Paul Sutton).
Gloucester At Alney Island this morning a Buzzard, a Sparrowhawk, 3+ Reed Warblers, two Whitethroats, a Cetti’s Warbler, four Blackcaps (2m, 2f), four Greenfinches, six Goldfinches, a Grey Heron, three Canada Geese, a female Mallard with five ducklings, three Coots, one on a nest and four Moorhens. (Dave Stone).
Cirencester Four Swallows at Ewepens and in town, a Grey Wagtail by the Churn, just below Gloucester Street and an Orange Tip, a Peacock and male and female Brimstone. (Felicity Cobb).