Frampton A Grasshopper Warbler reeling again at Splatt Bridge this morning also two Cuckoos showing well and a distant SPOONBILL on the river. (Gordon Hodgson). This afternoon around the pools, eight Common Terns, a pair of Great Crested Grebes with a chick, two pairs of Tufted Ducks, a Black Swan, a pair of Oystercatchers with two chicks, 20 Swifts, five Cetti’s Warblers and 10+ Long-tailed Tits. Also Emperor and Four-spotted Chaser dragonflies and masses of Common Spotted Orchids. (MK).
Four-spotted Chaser by Mike King
Coombe Hill Meadows This morning four adult Mute Swans and seven cygnets, a pair of Canada Geese with five goslings, two Shelducks, 40 Mallards, a male Shoveler, a Little Egret, Coots with chicks on the canal, two Avocets with at least two chicks, two Little Ringed Plovers with two chicks, two Oystercatchers with a chick, c8 Lapwings with at least two broods on the reserve, at least four Curlews, 2+ Redshanks, a Cuckoo, a male Yellow Wagtail, also singing Redstarts, Reed and Sedge Warblers, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs. (Mike Smart).
Huntley At 9am a Red Kite at low level for 10 minutes before climbing and drifting off S also two Buzzards and a Raven. (Derek Summers).
Tewkesbury This evening, 12 Swifts flying around the Abbey. (Andrew & Gill Worthington).
Aylburton Common In the garden a female Blackcap, a pair of Bullfinches, a pair of Greenfinches and several Blackbirds gorging on the fruit of an Amelanchier tree. (Martin Vaisey).