WWT Slimbridge The white-spotted BLUETHROAT was still at Middle Point this morning and showed very briefly at 9:50am. It continues to be very elusive and mornings seem to be the best chance. (Ian Ralphs/Rich Baatsen). On South Lake a Wood Sandpiper, 103 Avocets including chicks, a Green Sandpiper, 27 Redshanks, a Ruff, 42 Black-tailed Godwits, five Oystercatcher and a Common Sandpiper. (Dot Jones/Mike Davis/Jeanne Vitkovskis).
Arlingham A Kestrel family amongst hay bales today. (Marc Freebrey).
Kestrels by Marc Freebrey
Kestrel by Marc Freebrey
Forest of Dean This morning a Goshawk and a Hobby circling above Rodmore Farm on Rodmore Lane. (Paul Woolams).
Frampton The Ross’s Goose and the Bar-headed x Snow Goose hybrid with the Barnacle Geese and a pair of Great Crested Grebes with two young on Court Lake. An Avocet, a female Mandarin, a Swallow and a pale Buzzard from Splatt Bridge. (Paul Sutton). Also a Golden-ringed Dragonfly S of the Sailing Lake today. (Nick Goatman).
Great Crested Grebes by Paul Sutton
Swallow by Paul Sutton
Winchcombe A Red Kite overhead early morning. In the garden, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, young Coal Tits being fed, families of Goldfinches, and three Swifts circling. (Gill Worthington).
Tewkesbury On Severn Ham a pair of Mute Swans nesting on Mill Avon, a Grey Heron, three Cormorants over, a Curlew, a Cuckoo still singing, five singing Skylarks, 1 or 2 Sedge Warblers still singing, two Ravens and at least five singing Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).
Lower Lode A Cuckoo singing and two Reed Buntings singing. (Mike Smart).