WWT Slimbridge The WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT showed a few times on stick perches in the reed bed at Middle Point between 10:15am and midday. On South Lake two Spotted Redshanks, five Ruffs and a Mediterranean Gull still. Two SPOONBILLS flew N at Middle Point. (Dot Jones/Ian Ralphs/Barry Dursley/Neil Smart). Six Green Sandpipers on the Tack Piece. (Helen Bojaniwska).
Coombe Hill Meadows Six Great White Egrets, a Common Sandpiper, a Yellow Wagtail and a Water Rail early morning. (Jeremy Squire).
Forest of Dean A Curlew flew N to S over Crabtree Hill/Woorgreens Lake and out of sight calling at 7.30am. (Frank Williams). A Small Skipper in the garden at Mitcheldean today. (Chris Keeling).
Small Skipper by Chris Keeling
Winchcombe Around Hayles Fruit Farm area birds included 30 Greylags, five Canada Geese, 13 Goldfinches, a Garden Warbler, eight Blackcaps, five Chiffchaffs, seven House Martins, five Swallows, two Swifts, a female Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Greenfinch, two Linnets, a Meadow Pipit, five Skylarks, two Jays, three Song Thrushes, two Ravens and three Buzzards. Also two Muntjacs and a Bank Vole. (John Fletcher).