Wednesday 31st March 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL returned to the Sailing Lake at 1:45pm. (Mark Coller).   If you are coming tomorrow please do not view from the Sailing Club. Please park sensibly in the village and leave exits clear.

Cleeve Hill    Two male Wheatears, a male RING OUZEL, a Tree Pipit, two Willow Warblers and a Swallow. (Ken Heron & Jenny Jones).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote, four singing Cetti’s Warblers and an adult summer-plumaged MEDITERRANEAN GULL with Black-headed Gulls catching flying insects. (Richard Tyler).

Cetti’s Warbler by Richard Tyler

Mediterranean Gull by Richard Tyler

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 132 46 Mute Swans, two Teal (1m, 1f), three Pochards (2m, 1f), 30+ Tufted Ducks, a Shelduck, an Egyptian Goose, a female Goosander, a Little Egret, five Green Sandpipers, three Lapwings, three Red Kites, three Buzzards, a Cetti’s Warbler, three Chiffchaffs and three Sand Martins. At Pit 127 eight teal (3m, 4f), seven Red Crested Pochards (4m, 3f) and two Oystercatchers. At Pit 125 three Cetti’s Warblers and four Red Crested Pochards (3m, 1f) on the small new pool to the left of Pit 126. (MK).

Red Crested Pochard by Mike King

Hawling     At dawn a Barn Owl hunting, a Kestrel, a Buzzard, a pair of Ravens, a male Yellowhammer and a singing Corn Bunting at Southdown Farm. (MK). Two Wheatears this afternoon. (Roberta Goodall).

Leckhampton Hill     Three Wheatears and 35 Golden Plovers early morning. (Tom Mabbett).

Forest of Dean     At noon a Peregrine flying W over Forge Hill, Lydbrook. In the garden, a male Brimstone and 3+ Peacock butterflies. (Chris Sullivan). At Brookend, Woolaston a Swallow over the garden. (Ian Gorton).

Kempley Green, near Dymock     A male Brambling in the garden again this morning. (Steve Watts).

Snowshill     A Swallow today. (Keith Jennings).

Tewkesbury     A Swallow over the river this evening. (Dawn Ballinger).

Fairford     A Swallow flying low over houses in centre of town. (John Durell).

Lower Slaughter     A Swallow over this morning. (Richard Tyler).

Westbury-on-Severn    Sand Martins back opposite Westbury Court Gardens and a Red Kite today. (Gareth Jones). At 3:25pm a Buzzard and a Goshawk flew from S to N. (Neil Tappin).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Five Mute Swans, 25 Canada Geese, two Shelducks, ten Wigeon, 25 Teal, 15 Mallards, 20 Shovelers, seven Tufted Ducks, two Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, three Cormorants over, 15 Coots, two Avocets, two Oystercatchers, four Lapwings, three Black-tailed Godwits, five Curlews, 1+ Redshank, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 1+ Skylarks singing, a Pied Wagtail, a White Wagtail, five Chiffchaffs, 4+ Reed Buntings and a WHITETHROAT seen and heard singing. (Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     Two Mute Swans, two Mallards, a Snipe, three Skylarks, a Blackcap and four Chiffchaffs. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     This evening two Shelducks, five Wigeon, 200 Teal, 20 Shovelers, a Little Egret, three Grey Herons, a Blackcap and a Chiffchaff. (Mike Smart). Seven Curlews in front of the hide at 5:30pm. (Rob Lewis).

Cherington     Around the lake and woodland this afternoon birds included two Nuthatches, ten Chiffchaffs, three Song Thrushes, four Grey Wagtail (2m, 2f), a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, a Willow Warbler, five Blackcaps (4m, 1f), six Mallards, four Moorhens, two Canada Geese, two Mute Swans and five Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

Grey Wagtail by John Fletcher
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Tuesday 30th March 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL was on the Sailing Lake between 12:30-12:45pm at least, but wasn’t there this evening. This evening seven Little Grebes together on Court Lake also a Kingfisher, two Cetti’s Warblers, 23 Gadwalls, 13 Chiffchaffs, nine Blackcaps and two Ravens. (Nick Goatman). From the towpath N of Splatt Bridge a Willow Warbler, a Green Sandpiper, 16 Black-tailed Godwits, 12 Redshanks, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, two Swallows and 10+ Sand Martins. (Gordon Hodgson). Also many Meadow Pipits, a Buzzard, a male Kestrel, a Cormorant, a Chiffchaff, a female Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Barnacle Geese flew S, six Greylags, a male Reed Bunting and a female Stonechat. (Paul Sutton). If you are coming tomorrow please do not view from the Sailing Club. Please park sensibly in the village and leave exits clear.

Walmore Common     A pair of GARGANEYS this afternoon. (Steve Satterthwaite).

Saul Warth     Two WATER PIPITS at Hock Ditch and a Willow Warbler heard this morning. (Colin Greenfield).

Turkdean-Notgrove-Cold Aston     An OSPREY tracked NW over Turkdean at 12:45pm, it gained height in a thermal E of Hazelton and continued onward over Salperton by 12:50pm. Also a Swallow heading N, a Reed Bunting, three Red Kites, three Kestrels and three Lapwings in separate ploughed fields. Other sightings included 25+ Small Tortoiseshells, 15+ Peacocks, eight Brimstones and two Orange Tips. (Chris Furley).

Forest of Dean     A TREE PIPIT at Crabtree Hill this morning and six pairs of Stonechats. (Rob Husbands). Also a Willow Warbler this morning. (MK). At Brookend, Woolaston a House Martin over the garden. (Ian Gorton).

Cotswold Water Park East     The drake RING-NECKED DUCK again on Pit 132 today in the NE corner. (Mark Dowie).

Cleeve Hill     On the Common today a RING OUZEL, two Wheatears, a Swallow, a Chiffchaff, five Corn Buntings, a Peregrine, a Red Kite, a Song Thrush, six Skylarks and seven Yellowhammers. (Mark Pidgeon). Five Wheatears by the radio masts this morning. (Roy Shilham). A Sand Martin flying over the Washpool valley this morning. (Greg Lee).

Ring Ouzel by Mark Pidgeon

Chedworth     Five Wheatears (3 males) on the airfield this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Wheatear by Duncan Dine

Selsley Common     A Wheatear on the Common at 7:30am. (Colin Greenfield).

Stinchcombe Hill     A male and a female Wheatear this morning. (James Robinson).

Leckhampton Hill     Four Wheatears (2 males) late afternoon. 74 Golden Plovers at 6pm. (Mark Dowie).

Coombe Hill Meadows    This morning three possibly four Little Ringed Plovers, a Ringed Plover by the hide and further down a Treecreeper. (Ken Heron).

Barnwood    A Willow Warbler singing in St Lawrence churchyard heard from the garden this morning at 11am. (Rob Crofton).

WWT Slimbridge    36 Russian White-fronted Geese and the Pink-footed Goose took off from the Tack Piece, circled very high before heading NE this morning. They returned about 15 minutes later dropping from high to land on the Dumbles. (Martin McGill).

Leonard Stanley     At 8:25pm a Tawny Owl calling from the woods at the top of Gypsy Lane and a Barn Owl flew across Gypsy Lane. (Paul Sutton).

Kempley Green, near Dymock     A male Brambling in the garden this evening. (Steve Watts).

Brambling by Steve Watts

Northwood Green     A male MERLIN at 5:40pm just S of the crossroads in Northwood Green. (Neil Tappin).

Cheltenham     At Arle Grove GWT reserve (near Dowdeswell Wood, SO995217) this afternoon a singing Chiffchaff, a singing Nuthatch, a Buzzard and a Brimstone. (Keith White).

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Monday 29th March 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL reappeared on the Sailing Lake at 2:45pm. (Paul Taylor). It remained until 6:45pm when it flew towards the Severn with ten Black-headed Gulls. (Nick Goatman). If you are coming tomorrow please do not view from the Sailing Club. Please park sensibly in the village and leave exits clear.

Bonaparte’s Gull by Matt Hall

Bonaparte’s Gull by Matt Hall

Bonaparte’s Gull by Matt Hall

Cleeve Hill     Two RING OUZELS in the NE corner of Cleeve Hill, opposite Breakheart Plantation but flighty at midday. (Steve Owen).

Saul Warth    One possibly two WATER PIPITS between Hock Ditch and the new fence (two seen in flight), a Fieldfare resting on the foreshore, 30+ Common Gulls, 15 Curlews and a Little Egret. (MK).

Water Pipit by Mike King

Frampton     From the towpath N of Splatt Bridge this morning, 12 Golden Plover, six Black-tailed Godwits, 20+ Sand Martin and three Swallows all going SW into the wind also two MERLINS and 12 Redshanks. (Gordon Hodgson).

Saul     A Little Egret feeding in a large field pond adjacent to the Gloucester/Sharpness Canal at cSO761099 N of Saul Junction. (Gordon Avery).

Sharpness    A KITTIWAKE flew S at 9:45am, also a Peregrine and a Curlew. (William Coles).

Berkeley shore     Five JACK SNIPES, c25 Snipe, three Wheatears (2m, 1f) and two Rock Pipits today. (Paul Taylor).

Leckhampton Hill     Late afternoon two male Wheatears. (Tom Mabbett).

Coombe Hill Meadows    This morning five Little Ringed Plovers, two Oystercatchers, two Redshanks, four Lapwings, two Mute Swans, two Peregrines, four Reed Buntings, seven Chiffchaffs, two Cetti’s Warblers and a Willow Warbler. (Greg Lee).

Ashleworth Ham     This morning birds included two Red-legged Partridges, seven Curlews, five Lapwings, a Black-tailed Godwit, eight Snipe, four Grey Herons, six Little Egrets, five Canada Geese, six Greylags, 20+Shovelers, c30 Teal, c20 Wigeon, two pairs of Tufted Ducks, 25 Coots, two Buzzards and two Chiffchaffs. (Paul Sutton). Also this evening additional birds included eight Mute Swans, five Shelducks displaying, 205+ Teal, 30 Mallards and 58+ Shovelers. (Mike Smart).

Chiffchaff by Paul Sutton

Leonard Stanley     A pair of Marsh Tits this morning at the top of Gypsy Lane. (Simon Spedding).

Forest of Dean     At Woorgreens/Crabtree Hill this afternoon four Stonechats, a Raven, a pair of Mandarins and a Buzzard. (Dave Abrams & Hannah Willoughby).

Frampton Mansell    Along the canal a Willow Warbler heard, nearby two Kingfishers, a Dipper, a pair of Mandarins and several Blackcaps singing. (Phil Pope).

Brickhampton     On the golf course a Raven, a Little Egret, a Green Woodpecker and many Buzzards today. (Eric Harris).

Tewkesbury     A Curlew flew low over Tewkesbury N.R. this morning and a Swallow heading N. (Pete Long). 15 Wigeon and 25 Teal at Mitton. (Mike Smart).

Twyning     At least eight Curlews at Upham Meadow. (Mike Smart).

Stroud     Three Sand Martins this morning over Lypiatt. (Roy Bircher).

Hampton Fields     A Red Kite and a singing Chiffchaff today. (Terry Grant).

Chapman’s Cross     A Red Kite, a singing Chiffchaff and a Long-tailed Tit building a nest in a low hedge. (Terry Grant).

Calcot Manor     A Red Kite, a male Wheatear, six Sand Martins flying W, two Swallows, a Willow Warbler and a pair of Stonechats. (Terry Grant).

Maisemore     Either side of Church Road, along the lake to the weir and to the upper parting this afternoon two Sand Martins, two Grey Wagtails, five Chiffchaffs, two Goldfinches, a Greenfinch, two Song Thrushes, a Goldcrest, three Long-tailed Tits, two Stock Doves, a Cormorant, three Buzzards, 15 Mallards, four Moorhens, two Canada Geese, two Mute Swans and a Brimstone. (John Fletcher).

Winchcombe    Two Chiffchaffs singing down Langley Road this morning. (Stuart Galey).

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Sunday 28th March 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL on the Sailing Lake all day until 4pm at least, favouring the far end of the lake again, but at times elusive. Also two very brief SANDWICH TERNS, a first-winter MEDITERRANEAN GULL and a Willow Warbler. (Rich Hearn/Paul McGowan). Also today a Common Gull, 350+ Sand Martins, 21 Chiffchaffs, seven Blackcaps, a Siskin, 21 Meadow Pipits, a Curlew, two Ravens, 18 Gadwalls and 90 Tufted Ducks. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth    Early morning at high tide a male Wheatear and a WATER PIPIT near the new fence towards Hock Ditch. Also 21 Curlews and a Little Egret. (MK). This afternoon six KITTIWAKES for 5 minutes then gained height and disappeared into the murk. Also 11 Ringed Plovers, a Dunlin, a Sand Martin and the Wheatear still. (Gordon Hodgson).

Cam/Dursley     A Dipper by the river on the Littlecombe Estate in Cam this morning and a Green Woodpecker behind Rednock School. (Donna Cook).

Netheridge Farm     A Willow Warbler at the Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Newnham-on-Severn     This afternoon a 3rd calendar year MEDITERRANEAN GULL on the river and six Sand Martins heading SW. (Lewis Thomson).

Cheltenham    A Little Egret in the grounds of Pittville School this morning  later flew over the fence onto Wyman’s Brook and walking out of sight. Also a Coal Tit and nesting Nuthatches. (Steve Emerson).

Little Egret by Steve Emerson
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Saturday 27th March 2021

Frampton     The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL on the Sailing Lake all day, favouring the far end of the lake. (Nick Goatman/Paul Masters). Also a second-summer MEDITERRANEAN GULL. (MK). This afternoon 400+ Sand Martins, a Swallow and a House Martin. (Jeremy Squire).

Bonaparte’s Gull by Paul Masters

Cotswold Water Park East     The drake RING-NECKED DUCK on Pit 132 today. Also a Cetti’s Warbler. (Duncan Dine).

Ring-necked Duck by Richard Tyler

Ring-necked Duck by Chris Snook

Berkeley    A male MERLIN, c40 Turnstones and a male Wheatear at the shore this morning. Also a Red Kite from the garden SW over Whitcliff Park at 11:30am. (Paul Taylor).

Hawling     At Larkhill Farm six Fieldfares, six Bramblings, four Skylarks, a Corn Bunting and a Treecreeper. (Dave Clarke).

Huntley     A male Brambling amongst a group of Chaffinches in the garden today. (Bob Phelps).

Forest of Dean    Near Newland early afternoon a pair of Dippers at Valley Brook, 2 or 3 Skylarks near Rookery Lane and a Red Kite over the church at Newland at 1:45pm. (Andrew McDermid & Louise Watson).

Prestbury     Seven Red Kites and four Buzzards circling at 11:40am today just E of Prestbury at the bottom of Cleeve Hill. At 12:15pm four Buzzards over the High Street. (Ken Heron).

Cheltenham     A Peregrine on the tower at Christchurch church today. (Eric Harris).

Ashleworth Ham     A GREAT WHITE EGRET flew out of the main drainage ditch by the church next to the Severn and landed 50m further up. On the reserve 41 Black-tailed Godwits, five Little Egrets, a male Peregrine, three Curlews, a passage of at least 70 Sand Martins and 30 Swallows. Also two Roe Deer. (Richard Humphrey).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Two Mute Swans, two Canada Geese, seven Shelducks, 40 Wigeon, 30 Teal, 20 Mallards, four Pintails, 15 Shovelers, three Tufted Ducks, five Coots, two Oystercatchers, five Avocets, 5+ Lapwings, two Little Ringed Plovers, a Snipe, nine Black-tailed Godwits, four Redshanks, c5 singing Skylarks, a Pied Wagtail together with three White Wagtails, at least five singing Chiffchaffs and 5+ Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Brockworth     A Little Egret in a brook near Coopers Edge. (Julie Loxley).

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Friday 26th March 2021

Frampton     A first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL on the Sailing Lake from 4:30pm until 6:35pm at least, favouring the far end of the lake. The first record for the Pools. (Nick Goatman).

Ashleworth Ham     A SANDWICH TERN flew southwards in front of the hide at 2:30pm. Two Little Egrets, six Mute Swans, 13 Greylags, four Canada Geese, 42 Wigeon, 84 Teal, 50 Shovelers, 16 Mallards, three Tufted Ducks, two Pintails, two Gadwalls, four Shelducks, 73 Black-tailed Godwits, two Oystercatchers, four Lapwings, seven Curlews, 24 Snipe, 29 Coots, three Moorhen, a Water Rail calling, a WILLOW WARBLER sang once at 12:39pm, a female Peregrine, four Buzzards over the river with three towards Coombe Hill at the same time, at least 16 Sand Martins and at least 12 Swallows. (Ken Heron). 40+ Fieldfares flew through today. (Richard Humphrey).

Bishops Cleeve     The Alexandrine Parakeet still at 11:30am. (Ken Heron).

Stinchcombe Hill     A male Wheatear this morning and a Crossbill heading E. (James Robinson/Mike Davis).

Nailsworth     A male Peregrine hunting over the valley and 12+ Buzzards. (Terry Grant).

Chavenage Lane area     240+ Fieldfares, 40+ Redwings, 18+ Buzzards and at least 173 Golden Plovers, many in summer plumage, feeding in fields. (Terry Grant).

Tewkesbury    In meadows along the Severn, S of Lower Lode eight Mute Swans, 15 Canada Geese, eight Mallards and two Teal, two Oystercatchers, at least two Curlews and a Sand Martin. At Lower Lode brickpits two Mute Swans, two Shelducks, two Gadwalls, ten Tufted Ducks, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Grey Heron, ten Cormorants, two Great Crested Grebes and a Little Grebe whinnying. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Curlews, a Common Sandpiper, two Ringed Plovers, two Dunlins, a Little Egret and a Sand Martin. (Eric Harris). Also eight Lapwings, a Redshank, eight Pied Wagtails, a pair of Pintails, Wigeon ,several Teal and two Shelducks. A Sparrowhawk mobbing a larger raptor, probably a ringtail Hen Harrier. (Alan Baxter).

Aylburton Common     A Red Kite again today at 4:20pm. (Martin Vaisey). Also a Goshawk and a Peregrine over this afternoon. (Jonny Gentle).

Cleeve Hill     A Goshawk attacking Buzzards over the Bill Smiley Nature Reserve at 3pm. (Jeremy Squire).

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Thursday 25th March 2021

Nailsworth     An OSPREY flew N along the Nailsworth valley at 6pm, circled high over over Amberley and eventually headed north again. (Terry Grant & Roy Bircher).

Rodley    Two RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS and a Great Crested Grebe on the river at 10:30am. (David Smith).

Frampton pools     A SWALLOW and 45 Sand Martins, a WHITE WAGTAIL, 16 Chiffchaffs, four Blackcaps, two Oystercatchers, three Cetti’s Warbler, two Ravens, 104 Tufted Ducks, six Gadwall and five Meadow Pipits today. (Nick Goatman).

Leighterton     Two Corn Buntings, one singing, 400m E of Bennett’s Farm. Also two Red Kites 300m further E following a tractor. (Vic Polley).

Alvington    An adult and an immature Goshawk over Clanna Country Park today. Two Lesser Redpolls feeding with Siskins and Goldfinches on the garden feeders. (Paul Woolams).

Lesser Redpoll by Paul Woolams

Goshawk by Paul Woolams

Goshawk by Paul Woolams

Winchcombe     A Treecreeper in an old apple tree in the garden today, the first seen here for several years. (Andrew Worthington).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Four Black-tailed Godwits, four Redshanks, two Dunlins, two Oystercatchers, 6+ Little Egrets, an adult male Peregrine, a pair of Pintails, c50 Teal and c20 Shovelers. (Ian Hull/Paul Clark).

Halmore     Three Siskins (2m, 1f) in the garden this morning. (Chris Newton).

Purton     Eight Wigeon, five Little Egrets, a Cormorant, two Common Sandpipers, two Oystercatchers, a Redshank and a Curlew. (Chris Newton).

Little Egret by Chris Newton

Toadsmoor Valley     At 8am a Raven over, two Treecreepers by the stream above the top lake and two Green Woodpeckers in a field above the road. (Nikki Smith).

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park, two garden Jays. Also a Chiffchaff and a singing Blackcap still.  At Pilley Bridge reserve, three singing Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap and a Coal Tit. (Steve Brown).

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Wednesday 24th March 2021

Newnham-on-Severn     Seven MEDITERRANEAN GULLS (3 adults, two 3cy and two 2cy) this evening. (Lewis Thomson).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Four Little Ringed Plovers, four Little Egrets, four Redshanks and the first migrant COMMON SANDPIPER this afternoon. (David Benton). Also 27 Black-tailed Godwits and two Curlews. (Les Ditchburn).

Frampton     This morning from the towpath N of Splatt Bridge a Ruff, three Black-tailed Godwits, 11 Sand Martins and a drake Goldeneye all flew N. Also a MERLIN, 27 Redshanks, an Oystercatcher, 51 Curlews, an Egyptian Goose and a few new Chiffchaffs. (Gordon Hodgson).

Saul Warth     34 Curlews and four Little Egrets this morning. This afternoon 90 Curlews and eight Little Egrets. (Gordon Hodgson).

Andoversford     A Marsh Tit in bushes next to the footpath near the sewage works at lunchtime today. (Cottia Howard).

Alvington    Three Red Kites together over Clanna Country Park going N today. (Paul Woolams).

Bishops Cleeve    15 Yellowhammers on the field N of Homelands development, W of Gotherington Lane. Two Skylarks singing overhead and a male Pheasant and a male Kestrel in the next field. (Yvonne Baxter).

Cranham     c30 Yellowhammers around the hedge between fields between Overtown Farm and the crossroads this afternoon. (John Miles).

Nailsworth     At least five different Tawny Owls very vocal throughout the day today. (Terry Grant).

Haw Bridge to Chaceley    In meadows on the left (west) bank of the river four Mute Swans, four Canada Geese, a Shelduck, ten Mallards, a Cormorant, four Lapwings, two Curlews, two Stock Doves, 20+ Woodpigeons, at least ten singing Skylarks, a Sand Martin, c4 singing Chiffchaffs, six Carrion Crows, 14 Jackdaws and a Reed Bunting today. (Mike Smart).

Robinswood Hill     On the NE side mid afternoon ten Chiffchaffs, male and female Blackcap, three Jays, three Nuthatches, four Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Green Woodpecker, three Long-tailed Tits, two Song Thrushes and two Buzzards. Also four Brimstones and a Comma. (John Fletcher).

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Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Frampton    From the towpath N of Splatt Bridge this morning two GREAT WHITE EGRETS, an immature female MERLIN, 80 Curlews, eight Redshanks, five Black-tailed Godwits and three Sand Martins. (Gordon Hodgson).

Saul Warth     Ten Curlews, four Little Egrets, six Shovelers, a drake Gadwall and two Sand Martins this morning. (Gordon Hodgson). At high tide this afternoon 108 Curlews, 19 Black-tailed Godwits, a female Sparrowhawk and nine Little Egrets. 16 Fieldfares and a Redwing in Dunstalls Wood. (MK).

Berkeley     A BLACK REDSTART in the garden in Newport early afternoon. (Keith Davies).

Ashleworth Ham     Six Shelducks, 50 Shovelers, a Gadwall, eight Pintails, seven Tufted Ducks, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, five Little Egrets, three Curlews, four Black-tailed Godwits, 22 Snipe and five Sand Martins today. (Andy Jayne).

Stonehouse     At Ryeford this morning two Chiffchaffs, five Buzzards, a male Kestrel and a female Sparrowhawk. (Paul Sutton).

Chiffchaff by Paul Sutton
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Monday 22nd March 2021

Cleeve Hill     The first WHEATEAR of the year on the common this morning. Also in the Washpool valley, three Peregrines circling overhead with a Buzzard. Also a Yellowhammer, a Song Thrush, a Meadow Pipit and a Stonechat. (Greg Lee).

Ashleworth Ham     A GREAT WHITE EGRET which flew off at 3pm towards the river. (Martin Ineson).

Stroud     Along the River Frome at lunchtime a Dipper., a Kingfisher, two Grey Wagtails and a Water Rail. (Simon Ashley).

Robinswood Hill     Mid afternoon seven Chiffchaffs, two Goldcrests, two Buzzards, four Song Thrushes, 11 Jackdaw and a Jay. Also two Small Tortoiseshells. (John Fletcher).

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