Prestbury An OSPREY flew over the house heading for Cleeve Hill at 9:15am. (Ken Heron).
Forest of Dean Between New Mills and Yorkley Court this morning a male RING OUZEL and a Wheatear on tilled fields N of the solar farm, and a male Yellow Wagtail flew over. (Andy Jayne). At Nagshead from Lower hide this morning three Redstarts (2m, 1f), a female Pied Flycatcher, 1-2 Siskins and a drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker. This afternoon from Campbell hide a pair of Hawfinches bathing together. Also 2+ Garden Warblers, two Willow Warblers, two Ravens, two Coal Tits, three Goldcrests, three Nuthatches and three Mistle Thrushes. (Andy & Sue Gibbons). Also today a Stock Dove and a pair of Pied Flycatchers. (Martin Price). At Cannop Upper Pond today a male Mandarin, eight Tufted Ducks (6m, 2f), three Little Grebes, a Marsh Tit on the bird table with Nuthatch, Blue, Coal and Great Tits and two Chaffinches. A Pied Wagtail in the weir and four Orange Tip butterflies. (Chris Keeling).
Hawfinch by Andy & Sue Gibbons
Frampton The Grasshopper Warbler still in Splatt Bridge N reedbed at 6:35am along the southern edge but only showing very occasionally today. A Cattle Egret flew N at 7:12am and two Whimbrels on the now dry flashes field. Also three Curlews, four Swallows and 66+ Sand Martins. (Paul Masters/Neil Smart/MK). At 4:30pm a Grasshopper Warbler reeling in the thick brambles just S of Splatt Bridge, just past the picnic table presumably the same bird. A Kestrel sat in a tree near the church. (Paul Sutton).
Cattle Egret by Mike King
Kestrel by Paul Sutton
Saul Warth Two Whimbrels at 6:30pm. (Paul Sutton).
WWT Slimbridge The 2nd calendar year LITTLE GULL still on South Lake this morning, the Spotted Redshank, a Swallow and an immature Mediterranean Gull on the causeway. A very vocal Sedge Warbler singing and displaying near the rain garden. A Cuckoo heard from South Finger. On the Rushy a Little Ringed Plover pair and a Crane pair still on eggs. (Paul Masters/Roy Kinchin/Mike Davis/Magnus Carter).
Coombe Hill Meadows This afternoon four Great White Egrets (including 1 sub-adult and 1 adult with a red ring), two Little Egrets, four Little Ringed Plovers, a Curlew, two Snipe, three Redshanks, two Oystercatchers and three Swallows briefly. (Adrienne Sanders). This evening a Whimbrel, a Ruff, a Great White Egret, three Snipe, a Green Sandpiper and six Yellow Wagtails. (Jeremy Squire).
Cleeve Hill At the Bill Smyllie reserve today three Red Kites, two Buzzards, a pair of Cuckoos interacting, a Tree Pipit, Willow Warblers, Stock Doves, also a Glow-worm larva, Green Hairstreak, Small Blue, Orange Tip, Brimstone, Large White and Green-veined White butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).
Green Hairstreak by Phil Andrews