WWT Slimbridge A white-spotted BLUETHROAT was in the Middle Point reedbed at 11:30am, photographed by visitor Walter Booth. It was looked for for the rest of the day but not relocated. Also today three Great White Egrets, the Ross’s Goose and an unringed Common Crane. (Slimbridge Sightings). Pic here https://twitter.com/slimbridge_wild/status/1406356731626725377
Great White Egret by Mike King
Ebley An OSPREY flew over the garden following the canal heading towards Stroud at 10:40am. (Martin Greenish/Michelle Davies).
Highnam Woods At least two juvenile Nightingales seen and heard this evening. (Andy Jayne). Earlier a Marsh Tit, a Red Kite and five Swifts over. (Eric Harris).
Minsterworth Ham Around the area today a pair of Oystercatchers with a half-grown chick, five Curlews, a Tufted Duck, a Sparrowhawk, a Peregrine, a Cuckoo, a Little Owl, ten Swifts, three Sand Martins and a Treecreeper. (Andy Jayne).
Elmore A Cuckoo calling, two Kingfishers, two Cormorants, three Reed Warblers, a Sedge Warbler, a Whitethroat and seven Skylarks along the River Severn today. (James Barradine).
Upper Cam A Common Crane flew over at 7pm, heading E. (Nigel Tucker).
Coombe Hill Meadows This morning the QUAIL calling still, also two Cuckoos, a Little Ringed Plover, five Little Egrets, a Sedge Warbler, a Reed Bunting, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Gadwall, a pair of Tufted Ducks, two Curlews, a Great Black-backed Gull and a Redshank. (Eric Harris). Also this morning seven Mute Swans, a Canada Goose with six goslings, 100+ Mallards, a male Teal, four Grey Herons, two Coots and a family of four youngsters by the Wharf, 15 Lapwings and two Reed Warblers. (Mike Smart).
Ashleworth Ham Between 4-8pm birds included a Cuckoo, seven Lapwings (3 adults, 4 chicks), three Mute Swans, 54 Mallards, 12 Greylags, a Cormorant, five Grey Herons, two Moorhens, two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, three Chiffchaffs, seven Whitethroats, two Blackcaps, six House Martins, two Stock Doves, two Song Thrushes, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a male Reed Bunting, a female Peregrine and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).
Stonehouse A Red Kite seen a couple of times through the afternoon between 2-4pm over Stonehouse and then Ebley. (Jon Dexter).
Cirencester A Red Kite low over the open air swimming pool at 10:30am. (Nikki Smith).
Box A male Kestrel perched on a telegraph wire near the entrance to the village at the top of the ‘W’ above Nailsworth. (Nikki Smith).