Ebley A male WOOD WARBLER this morning in a row of oak trees in the vineyard on Doverow Hill. (Steve Kear).
Slimbridge At Shepherds Patch two GLOSSY IBISES opposite the Dutch barn next to the canal at SO 72740 04303. They can be either side of the road. Please park in the free car park before the bridge SO 72895 04128. Do not block the farm gateways. (Ian Hull). They circled high over Frampton Sailing Lake at 8:50am before returning S. (Nick Goatman). This evening they flew over Splatt Bridge very high at 4:40pm, they came from WWT over the 100-Acreand headed NW. (Paul Sutton).
Glossy Ibis by Paul Sutton
Frampton This morning the Grasshopper Warbler showed very well on the bramble hedge at the N end of the N reedbed. Also a Great White Egret flew NE at 8am, a Swallow perched by the church and 12 Swallows, 23 Sand Martins and four House Martins flew N, a Whimbrel called unseen from the river and a pair of Greylags with nine goslings on the canal. (MK). Around the pools a Whimbrel over, two Lesser Whitethroats, seven Willow Warblers, a Yellow Wagtail, a Sedge Warbler, eight Reed Warblers, 35 Chiffchaffs, 56 Blackcaps, 14 Whitethroats, eight Cetti’s Warblers, six Mandarins, a male Pochard, 49 Tufted Ducks, six Gadwalls and a Common Crane. (Nick Goatman). On Court Lake three pairs of Gadwalls and the Ross’s Goose on the island. (Paul Sutton).
Grasshopper Warbler by Mike King
Grasshopper Warbler by Mike King
Swallow by Mike King
Berkeley shore Early morning a Cuckoo, male and female Wheatear, two Lesser Whitethroats, a Whitethroat and a Willow Warbler. Also NE movement of three Jays, four Siskins, 14 Swallows and a Sand Martin. (Paul Taylor).
Purton Vismig 34 Jays, a Hobby, four Yellow Wagtails, ten Swallows, ten Sand Martins, ten House Martins and two Siskins between 6-9am. (Francis Steuck).
Epney Three Curlews and two Whimbrels mid morning. (MK).
WWT Slimbridge A Spotted Redshank and a black Ruff from Zeiss hide. (Ian Hull).
Whitminster Two Grey Partridges in Packthorne fields at the back of Whitminster at 7:30am today. Also a pair of Linnets. (Tanya Allen).
Stinchcombe Hill This morning a Wheatear in the middle of the golf course. Also a Grizzled Skipper. (Philip Pope).
Cleeve Hill Four Red Kites, a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel, two Buzzards, two Ravens, five RING OUZELS (2m, 3f), also numerous Linnets, Yellowhammers, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits and Willow Warblers. (Martin Price).
Prestbury Hill This evening at least two male Cuckoos. (Sam Walker).
Cotswold Water Park East Multiple records of Garden Warblers, especially around Pit 125. (Duncan Dine).
Forest of Dean N of Speech House car park a Wood Warbler heard. At Crabtree Hill a male Redstart, a female Goshawk, male and female Crossbill, four Tree Pipits, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Ravens, a Garden Warbler, three Swallows, a Siskin and many Willow Warblers and Linnets. Also Holly Blue, Orange Tip, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Brimstone butterflies. (Stephen Curtis & Carol Rushton).
Lydney Harbour 17 LITTLE GULLS, ten full summer adults flew up river past Sharpness at 7:30pm, nine Great Black-backed Gulls, three Whimbrels, six Shelducks, a Whitethroat, two Lesser Whitethroats and two Grey Herons. (Stephen Curtis & Carol Rushton).
Coombe Hill Meadows This evening a Whimbrel, a Green Sandpiper, six Yellow Wagtails, three Curlews and five Snipe. (Jeremy Squire). 20+ Buzzards over the meadows this afternoon, 15 in one thermal. (Andy Pierce).
Longney Around the old Orchards and along the Severn Way birds included two Sedge Warblers, four Chiffchaffs, six Blackcaps, three Song Thrushes and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).
Highnam Woods Early morning at least three Nightingales singing. Also a Goldcrest, a Blackcap, a House Martin, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Chiffchaff and a pair of Canada Geese. (Jeremy Holland). If visiting please note the landowner at Highnam is very unhappy with dangerous parking on their verge and cars blocking access. They will report instances and car details to the police from now on or will remove them from their land. Please park sensibly in nearby laybys or visit when the car park is open. This refers to parking all along the verge on the opposite side of the road to the entrance. There are two lay-bys further along on the left if coming from Gloucester. Thank you.