Tuesday 12th June 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A CATTLE EGRET seen flying over the Top and Bottom New Pieces today. (Slimbridge Sightings). A male GARGANEY from Knott hide today. (Giles Diggle).

Forest of Dean     At Crabtree Hill a Wood Warbler singing near Kensley Lodge, seven Crossbills over, two pairs of Stonechat, one with fledged young and the other feeding and a colour ringed Tree Pipit. At Nagshead a pair of Redstarts feeding young and several Pied Flycatchers, including a pair with two young just out of the nest. (Terry Grant). Also in the Crabtree Hill area five Blackcaps, a Whitethroat, 15+ Willow Warblers, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Mistle Thrushes, a Jay, two Tawny Owls, nine Roe Deer including a pure white one and four Wild Boar. (Mark Grieve). Pic by Terry.

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Symonds Yat     From the Viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, Buzzards, Ravens, a Jay, Swifts, Swallows, House Martins, Sand Martins, Stock Doves, a Blackcap, two Song Thrushes, and a Spotted Flycatcher. Also a Fallow Deer, a Rose Chafer, Painted Lady butterflies, Hornets, Wood Mice, and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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Monday 11th June 2018

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reed beds around Pits 84, 85a and 85b early afternoon and evening birds included four Red Crested Pochards, seven Gadwalls, 11 Mallards, five Tufted Ducks, two Little Grebes, four Coots, seven Common Terns, a Cormorant, two Grey Herons, two Little Egrets, two Buzzards, six Greenfinches, four Blackcaps, two Willow Warblers, six Reed Warblers, two Cetti’s Warblers, three Sedge Warblers, nine Reed Buntings (8m, 1f), four Swallows, a Pied Wagtail and three Song Thrushes. (John Fletcher).

Cleeve Hill     A Corn Bunting along the gallops this morning. (Martin Greenish).

Tewkesbury     A Red Kite circling over the garden drifting W. (Les Ditchburn).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Green Sandpiper this evening. (Ian Hull).

Cam Long Down     This afternoon c40 Swifts hawking for insects, a Whitethroat, Chiffchaffs, a Green Woodpecker and a Song Thrush. Several Painted Ladies, also Common Blue, Small Heath and Meadow Brown butterflies and a male Emperor Dragonfly, a few Silver-Y moths and a Flame Carpet moth. (Keith White).

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Sunday 10th June 2018

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead two Spotted Flycatchers, two pairs of Pied Flycatchers, four pairs of Nuthatches, two pairs of Treecreepers and a pair of Redstarts. (Les Ditchburn).

Frampton     Two Mediterranean Gulls on Court field today. (Nick Goatman).

Arlingham to Hock Cliff     Three Grey Herons, 15 Shelducks, 35+ Mallards, two Cormorants, seven Buzzards, an Oystercatcher, nine Reed Warblers, five Skylarks, a female Yellow Wagtail, a Pied Wagtail, three House Martins, two Swallows, six Reed Buntings, a Green Woodpecker, a Mistle Thrush and a Stock Dove. (Mark Grieve).

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Saturday 9th June 2018

Frampton     A pale phase ARCTIC SKUA N over Splatt Bridge this morning. Also a Cuckoo. (Gordon Hodgson).

Slimbridge     A Red Kite drifted over Slimbridge village towards WWT this morning. (Scott Petrek).

WWT Slimbridge     A GREAT WHITE EGRET on the Tack Piece.  (Slimbridge Sightings). Two adult summer Mediterranean Gulls and a Little Ringed Plover on South Lake today. Also a second summer Mediterranean Gull on the Rushy. (Dot Jones/Jon Mercer).

Apperley     A  Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) on the River Severn. (Andy Pierce/Ingrid & Colin Twissell). Pic by Andy.

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Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area the resident Peregrines, two female Sparrowhawks, Buzzards, Ravens, Swifts, Swallows and Sand Martins, a Great Spotted Woodpecker with one young, a Jay, Stock Doves, a Grey Heron and a Lesser Black-backed Gull eating an Eel on the shingle river bank below the viewpoint. Also a Club-tailed Dragonfly, Hornets, a Rose Chafer, a Speckled Bush Cricket, a Wood mouse, a Speckled Wood butterfly and a rare mariscolore form female Common Blue butterfly. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Friday 8th June 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon birds included two Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper, a Little Egret, three Grey Herons, two Oystercatchers and three chicks, 11 Lapwings, two Curlews, a Black Swan, a male Wigeon, three GARGANEYS, two Canada Geese, two Greylags, two male Shovelers, a Cuckoo, 29 Long-tailed Tits, 15 Goldfinches, a Greenfinch, three Song Thrushes, four Chiffchaffs, five Whitethroats, six Willow Warblers, a Reed Warbler, seven Sedge Warblers, a Blackcap, nine Reed Buntings and five Skylarks. (John Fletcher). Pics by John.

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Frampton pools     This morning a third-summer Yellow-legged Gull, three Yellow Wagtails, six Common Terns, 50+ Swifts, eight Great Crested Grebes, 91 Mute Swans and 11 cygnets and an Oystercatcher still feeding two good sized young. (Nick Goatman).

Cheltenham Three Ravens flew over Swindon Lane calling at SO947241. (Andy Pierce).

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Thursday 7th June 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows      Three GARGANEYS today, two eclipse males and a female. (Ian Hull).

Bourton-on-the-Water     At South pit a Spotted Flycatcher and a Cetti’s Warbler. (Keith Jennings).

WWT Slimbridge     A Mediterranean Gull on the Rushy today. (Mike Beer). Pic by Mike.

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Hilcot     A Red Kite today. (Felicity Cobb).


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Wednesday 6th June 2018

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead a pair of Redstarts, a Spotted Flycatcher and two Grey Wagtails at Lower hide and three Pied Flycatchers on the Short Trail. (Geoff Fawcett/Alan Hooper). At Cannop Stoneworks a Great Spotted Woodpecker, over 100 Swallows, 12 Siskins, four Grey Wagtails (2 ads, 2 young), a Dipper and 15 Greylags. Also a female Redstart took off from the road by Speech House. (Alan Hooper). Pic by Alan.

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Tidenham Chase     This evening a Hobby hunting over Poor’s Allotment. (Geoff Fawcett).

Brimscombe     A Tawny Owl perched on the satellite dish at 10pm. (Helen Bojaniwska).

WWT Slimbridge     Up to three Mediterranean Gulls on and off at the Rushy all day in amongst the Black-headed Gull colony. Both first and second summer birds with partial hoods and a ringed second summer with full hood seen. (Tim McGrath).

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