Slimbridge A QUAIL calling at Shepherds Patch at 10:30pm. Also a Yellow Wagtail over late evening. (Derek Julian).
Cotswold Water Park East At Pit 132 this morning a Wood Sandpiper, 12 Green Sandpipers, four Common Sandpipers, a Ruff, a Snipe, three Little Ringed Plovers, 244 Lapwings, two Oystercatchers, eight Teal and a Little Owl. (Nigel Pleass).
Coombe Hill Meadows A QUAIL still this morning calling in the reserve field by the first gate, despite hay cutting in progress. Also eight Red Kites and six Buzzards feeding on voles. (Ian Ralphs).
Cheltenham At Naunton Park, c8 Swifts and a Raven. Garden insects include a
female Broad-bodied Chaser (tick), two Gatekeepers, a Meadow Brown and a
Box Tree Moth. A Silver Y Moth nearby. (Steve Brown).
Brimscombe On the Stroudwater Canal seven adult Mandarins and three ducklings. Also a DAUBENTON’S BAT flying over the canal in sunshine at 11am, six Emperor dragonflies, five Brown Hawkers, a Large Red Damselfly and numerous blue damselflies. (Roger Wasley).
Mandarins by Roger Wasley
Mandarin duckling by Roger Wasley
Crickley Hill A Silver-washed Fritillary on brambles next to the Visitor Centre. (Steve Brown).
Gretton A female Broad-bodied Chaser laying eggs in a garden pond. (Roger Wasley).