WWT Slimbridge The white-spotted BLUETHROAT was again at Middle Point early morning but it was only heard singing twice and gave a brief view. Unfortunately it didn’t show again today. Also on South Lake a Wood Sandpiper, a breeding plumage Ruff, 4+ Green Sandpipers and a Little Ringed Plover. (Tim Jukes). A SPOONBILL flew in off the Severn over the reserve and landed on the Top New Piece. (Jonathan Bull).
Coombe Hill Meadows From Grundon hide a Green Sandpiper, four Little Egrets, a Lapwing chick, a Little Ringed Plover and a Hobby hawking dragonflies for 15 minutes. (Les Ditchburn). Also this evening a Cuckoo, a Curlew, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a male Teal, two Green Sandpipers and six Willow Warblers. (Richard Williams/Simon Ashley).
Frampton A fast growing Avocet chick at Splatt Bridge with two adults this afternoon, also two Hobbies, a singing male Yellow Wagtail and a Weasel crossing the canal. (Gordon Hodgson).
Stonehouse A Mute Swan territory battle on the canal, near the church. A Dipper on the Frome near Beard’s Mill. A male Kestrel, a Buzzard, a Chiffchaff, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Grey Heron nearby. (Paul Sutton).
Dipper by Paul Sutton
Forest of Dean Late afternoon a Bullfinch in the garden at Minsterworth. (Chris Keeling).