WWT Slimbridge The WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT showed on one of the sticks this morning at 9:47am. (Roy Kinchin). A juvenile Little Ringed Plover and two Green Sandpipers from Hogarth hide, two Ruffs and two Spotted Redshanks on South Lake and a drake Pochard still in the collection with the Eiders. (Jonathan Bull).
Sapperton Near Cranhill Barn a QUAIL calling from a field of clover again at SO942007 between 9:05am and 9:50am but sporadically. Also four Corn Buntings, four male Yellowhammers, 10+ Skylarks, 20+ Swifts, four Whitethroats and four Buzzards. (MK).
Corn Bunting by Mike King
Hardwicke Along the canal S of Sellars Bridge this morning a Little Owl, a Green Woodpecker, a Reed Warbler, a Whitethroat and two Chiffchaffs. (Paul Masters).
Tresham area Late evening a Grey Partridge, a patch tick, three Yellow Wagtails and three Corn Buntings. (Paul Rich).
Forest of Dean At Nagshead from Campbell hide this morning a pair of Grey Wagtails, a Wren, a Nuthatch, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Jay and a pair of Blackbirds. (Bettie Sloane). A A Sparrowhawk flew over the garden in Mitcheldean and two local Buzzards, one perched on next door’s roof apex. (Chris Keeling).
Stroud A Dipper along the river at Frome Banks at lunchtime. Also a Kingfisher and a few noisy Blackcaps and a female Mandarin on the canal. (Richard Williams/Simon Ashley).
Frampton pools At Court Lake at lunchtime two Moorhen families, a Nuthatch with young and a Common Sandpiper. (Nick Goatman).
Coombe Hill Meadows Today a Kingfisher flew past Grundon hide, Lapwings with three chicks, a Mute Swan pair with seven cygnets, a pair of Canada Geese with five goslings, 10+ Mallards, a Little Grebe, three pairs of Coots with young along the canal, three Oystercatchers, 24 Lapwings, two adult and a juvenile Little Ringed Plover and two chicks, a Redshank, a Green Sandpiper, two Avocets with three chicks, a Red Kite, four Buzzards, 15 Little Egrets, five Grey Herons, five Swifts, five Sand Martins, 2/3 juvenile Pied Wagtails, a Greenfinch, a Sedge Warbler, a Skylark and four Chiffchaffs. (Alan McIlquham/Mike Smart).
Cotswold Water Park West On Pit 6 next to the Gateway Centre two Common Terns and two Red Crested Pochards. (Derek Summers/Alan Baxter).
Cotswold Water Park East At Pit 132 at Kempsford a Garden Warbler, a Sedge Warbler, a Yellowhammer, a Reed Bunting, three Little Egrets, three Green Sandpipers, 2/3 Little Ringed Plovers, a Hobby, two Egyptian Geese and a Grey Heron. (Derek Summers/Alan Baxter).
Highnam In the Highnam Church and Highnam Court area five Whitethroats (2 ads, 3 juvs), a Sparrowhawk, seven Goldfinches, a Blackcap, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Nuthatch, five Moorhens including three chicks, four Linnets, two Chiffchaffs and a Raven. (John Fletcher).
Gretton A juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker searching for ants in the wildflower patch in the garden. (Roger Wasley).
Great Spotted Woodpecker by Roger Wasley
Staverton A male Kestrel hunting for small mammals in the grass areas between the runways at Gloucestershire Airport this afternoon. (Roger Wasley).