Purton/Shepherd’s Patch The drake SCAUP again on the canal between Purton and Shepherd’s Patch today. Also along the canal two pairs of Shovelers, two drake Gadwalls, four Tufted Ducks, an un-ringed Crane, a Cetti’s Warbler, three Lesser Whitethroats, a Whitethroat, two Sedge Warblers, a Reed Warbler, three Chiffchaffs and three Blackcaps. (Paul Masters).
Quedgeley Belated news of two singing Nightingales in an urban area at midnight on May 7th (recorded). (Fiona Woods).
Saul Warth This morning two Avocets, seven Sanderlings, 21 Ringed Plovers, 23 Dunlins, six Oystercatchers, a Redshank, a Little Egret and 100+ Swallows. (Gordon Hodgson/MK).
Frampton pools Up to eight Hobbies and the Ross’s Goose on Court Lake, also around the pools an Oystercatcher, 33 Barnacle Geese, 42 Greylags, 12 Tufted Ducks, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Green Woodpeckers, 50+ Swallows, a Pied Wagtail, three Sedge Warblers, five Blackcaps, three Chiffchaffs and a Sparrowhawk today. (Josh Adamms/Terry Stevenson).
Hobby by John Fletcher
Hobby by John Fletcher
Ross’s Goose by John Fletcher
WWT Slimbridge From the viewing point on the Summer Walkway a male Wheatear, a Grasshopper Warbler, five Whimbrels and eight Curlews. (Ian Hull).
Lechlade An Osprey reported near Lechlade but no further details. (Nick Bartimote per Michael Cook).
Lower Kilcott A Spotted Flycatcher and a Marsh Tit in Midger Wood today.
Avening Near Star Farm two female Wheatears on a wall and a female Yellow Wagtail close by. (Terry Grant).
Gloucester At Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Lake birds included a Peregrine perched, a Kingfisher, two Sedge Warblers, a Blackcap and three Whitethroats. (Eric Harris).
Coombe Hill Meadows From Grundon hide Avocet, a Hobby, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher and Redshank. (Les Ditchburn/Ian Ralphs).
Cobney & Leigh Meadows 24 Mute Swans, five Canada Geese including a pair with six very tiny goslings, an Egyptian Goose, a male Gadwall, five Mallards, two adult Grey Herons, three Little Egrets, a Curlew, a Cuckoo, 1+ Skylarks, two Yellow Wagtails, at least three singing Redstarts, five Sedge Warblers, 2+ Whitethroats and 3+ Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).
Alvington Two Hobbies on a neighbour’s roof which remained there for a few seconds before flying off into neighbouring trees and out of sight. (Paul Woolams).
Stroud At Frome Banks NR Kingfishers feeding young this afternoon and Dippers have fledged. Also Grey Wagtails on this stretch of the River Frome. (Mike Davis).