Coombe Hill Meadows A Lesser Whitethroat singing near the car park, a Swift, c20 House Martins, two Cuckoos, two Reed Warblers, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Common Tern, ten Cormorants and waders including Lapwings, Avocets, Little Ringed Plovers, Redshanks, Curlew and Oystercatchers. (Rob Crofton/Andy Langley/Ian Ralphs).
Saul Warth At high tide a Greenshank, a Whimbrel, 100+ Ringed Plovers, 50+ Dunlins, 20+ Sanderlings, two Oystercatchers and five Curlews. Also seven Gadwalls, a Swallow, a Sand Martin, a Whitethroat and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (MK).
Frampton At Splatt Bridge this morning, a Cuckoo being harassed by Meadow Pipits, a pair of Yellow Wagtails and a Spotted Flycatcher that flew high N along the canal and kept going. (Gordon Hodgson).
Rodley A Goshawk at Bollow flew across the Severn to Longney. Also a Cuckoo on the Longney riverbank. (Andy Jayne).
Arlingham A Grey Heron, six Shelducks, a Kestrel, three Skylarks, five Linnets, two Reed Buntings, two Reed Warblers, a Brambling, and two Yellow Wagtails. (Tim Thompson).
Hardwicke to Saul A pair of Great Crested Grebes with three well-grown young on the canal between Parkend Bridge and Saul Junction this morning, between Sellars Bridge and Parkend Bridge five Reed Warblers, two Sedge Warblers, a Whitethroat, two Chiffchaffs and two Muntjacs. (Paul Masters).
Cleeve Hill At the Bill Smyllie reserve today a Cuckoo, two Tree Pipits, a pair of Mistle Thrushes, two Buzzards, Skylarks, Swallows, a Red Kite, Blackcaps, Whitethroats, Stock Doves and Linnets. Other sightings include a Roebuck, Garden Chafers, Five spot Burnet moths, Small White, Painted Lady, numerous Small Blues, Common Blue, Brown Argus, a Duke of Burgundy, a Dingy Skipper and Small Heath butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).
Duke of Burgundy by Phil Andrews
Forest of Dean Just below Ruardean near Ragman’s Lane Farm three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Willow Warbler, six Chiffchaffs, seven Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler, two Goldcrests singing, a Spotted Flycatcher singing, a pair of Bullfinches and four Ravens. Nearby on the River Wye a Kingfisher and a Reed Bunting. (John Lewis).