Coombe Hill Meadows This evening a CURLEW SANDPIPER and a Ringed Plover. (Jeremy Squire). Three Little Ringed Plovers, two Dunlins, a Whimbrel, four Avocets, three Redshanks, five Lapwings, four Shelducks, two Oystercatchers, two Teal, four Shovelers, five Sedge Warblers, three Whitethroats, two Greenfinches and 20 Canada Geese including five goslings. (John Fletcher). Other birds seen in the evening on a GNS field meeting included two Mute Swans, 40 Greylags, 15 Canada Geese and a pair with five goslings, six Gadwall, ten Mallards, a male Tufted Duck, a Great White Egret, a Grey Heron, two Coots, three Curlews, a Cuckoo, a Yellow Wagtail, five Pied Wagtails, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2+ Whitethroats, two Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs and two Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).
Curlew Sandpiper by Duncan Dine
WWT Slimbridge The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL on the Rushy early and later from Zeiss hide. A LITTLE GULL on the Rushy. (Roy Kinchin).
Frampton At least six Hobbies around Court Lake an ARCTIC TERN (NG) and seven Common Terns on the Sailing Lake. Also two Mistle Thrushes, two Reed Buntings, 30 Swifts over the Sailing Lake, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Whitethroats, four Cetti’s Warblers, an Oystercatcher chasing off a Carrion Crow from the island at Court Lake, three Stock Doves, both the Ross’s Goose and the Black Swan still. (Nick Goatman/Steve Pullen).
Hobby by Steve Pullen
Saul Warth At high tide three Bar-tailed Godwits, two Whimbrels, nine Curlews and two Oystercatchers. Also a pair of Grey Wagtails feeding at least two fledged young at Hock Ditch. (MK).
Epney Two Oystercatchers, four Curlews, eight Sand Martins, two Swallows and a pair of Stock Doves late afternoon. (MK).
Tewkesbury At Upper Lode ‘dead end’ a Cuckoo showing very well, a Garden Warbler,
Blackcaps, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Redstart, Mandarin, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Tern on the weir and Banded Demoiselles in good numbers. (Les Ditchburn).
May Hill Near the top of Newent woods were two Garden Warblers singing against each other. On top of the Hill c12 Crossbills, many Meadow Pipits and Linnets singing, a Redstart singing, at least one Willow Warbler and two Stonechats. (Rob & Gillian Guest).
Newent c12 Swifts, two days later than last year, at 11 am this morning. (Alan Hooper).
Mitcheldean Five Swifts circling high over Mitcheldean and three House Martins locally. (Chris Keeling).
Minsterworth Ham This morning five Canada Geese, two Shelducks, five Mallards, two Buzzards, a Peregrine and three Curlews. (Mike Smart).
Nailsworth A pair of Mandarins in the garden at 6:20am. Also three Treecreepers together, a Goldcrest, two Siskins and two Grass Snakes. (Terry Grant).
Mandarins by Terry Grant