Sunday 11th August 2019

Sharpness     Still two GANNETS this morning both of which flew N past SARA. Also a Grey Seal today. (Andy Jordan).

Saul Warth     A GANNET flew N over Fretherne church at 8:23am. Also this morning the first returning Wheatear, a Peregrine, a Common Sandpiper, 40 Curlews, a Swift and three Buzzards together over Dunstalls Wood. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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WWT Slimbridge    From the Rushy a Wood Sandpiper and a Greenshank dropped in for 2 minutes at 9:43am, then they flew off out of sight together to the back. Also four Snipe, a Redshank, a Grey Heron and four Green Sandpipers. (Paul Cousins/Paul Dunham). 1st 2 pics Paul C, 2nd 2 pics Paul D.

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Cirencester     A Grey Wagtail under the bridge over the A417 road at Riverside Walk. (Felicity Cobb). Pic by Felicity.

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Saturday 10th August 2019

Severn Estuary     Between Lydney Harbour, Sharpness and Saul Warth at least six GANNETS and at least three STORM PETRELS this afternoon over high tide. (Paul Rich/Andy Jordan/Andy Jayne/Roberta Goodall/MK/Mark Hobson). Storm Petrel pic by Andy Jordan, Gannet pic by Andy Jayne.

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Frampton     On the Sailing Lake adult and juvenile BLACK TERN, a juvenile LITTLE GULL, six Common Terns, 17 Green Sandpipers, 15 Swifts and 100+ Sand Martins. (Nick Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     Three Wood Sandpipers on the Rushy early on but mobile around the grounds. From Zeiss hide a SPOONBILL, 172 Lapwings, seven Ruff, two Snipe, two Little Ringed Plovers and 20 Avocets. On South Lake a Common Sandpiper, 36 Redshanks, 374 Black-tailed Godwits, adult and chick Little Ringed Plover, three Ruff, 49 Lapwings and Curlew juvenile No 69. (Dot Jones/Dave Paynter/Les Ditchburn).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Seven Mute Swans, 92 Canada Geese, a male Wigeon, at least 13 Teal, at least four Gadwalls, three Shovelers, c6 Tufted Ducks, two Grey Herons, 20 Lapwings, an immature Dunlin, three Black-tailed Godwits, a Common Sandpiper, four Green Sandpipers, a Snipe, ten Swallows and ten Sand Martins, at least 200 Jackdaws along the canal and a Southern Hawker today. (Ian Ralphs/Mike Smart).

Aylburton Common     At midday a Hobby mobbing a Crow and then a Sparrowhawk and being very vocal. (Martin Vaisey).

Nailsworth     130+ Sand Martins flying S at 7am with 30+ House Martins and throughout the day up to 5:15pm, 24+ Swifts moving S. (Terry Grant).

Halmore     A female Sparrowhawk killed and part-ate a Woodpigeon in the drive this morning. (Chris Newton).

Fairford     A male Sparrowhawk in the garden today. (Paul Stockwin). Pic by Paul.

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Friday 9th August 2019

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide a Wood Sandpiper, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, a Snipe, eight Avocets, 128 Lapwings, a Black-tailed Godwit, two Green Sandpiper and a Ruff. On the Rushy ten Green Sandpipers and a Ruff and on the Tack Piece four Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper, three Black-tailed Godwit and a Dunlin. On South Lake 41 Redshanks, eight Ruff, adult and juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 326 Black-tailed Godwits and 25 Lapwings. (Ian Hull/Dot Jones).

Frampton     Around the pools ten Green Sandpipers, 14 Swifts, 100+ Sand Martins, 70+ House Martins, 10+Swallows, a Yellow-legged Gull, a Kingfisher, 15 adults Great Crested Grebes and seven young, five Tufted Ducks and six young, 161 Coots, 24 Moorhens, 11 Little Egrets and five Grey Herons today. (Nick Goatman). From Splatt Bridge two Whinchats. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Berkeley     91+ House Sparrows counted between 4:40-4:45pm leaving a large bush near the garden. Also a Hobby and a Swift over. (Tom Weston-McClung).

North Cerney     A Red Kite today. (Felicity Cobb).

Northleach     A Red Kite today. (Felicity Cobb).

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Thursday 8th August 2019

Saul Warth    Just after high tide, a Common Sandpiper, seven Black-tailed Godwits on The Noose, a Green Sandpiper and two Grey Herons by Frampton breakwater, two adult Common Terns, 12+ Yellow Wagtails with the cows and two Redstarts and a Chiffchaff by the Sewage Works. Also a Kestrel, a Buzzard, a Sparrowhawk, five Linnets, seven Goldfinches, a Skylark, two Painted Ladies and a Yellow Shell moth. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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Longbarrow Bank    At least two Spotted Flycatchers, a Red Kite, a Raven and a Buzzard where Warden’s Way meets the Salt Way at SP052262. (Keith White).

Kineton     Two Redstarts, a pair of Ravens and three returning Wheatears today. (Duncan Dine).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair and a juvenile Peregrine on Great Doward hill, a Barn Owl on the rock face, Buzzards, a Green Woodpecker, a Jay, Stock Doves, a Grey Heron, Sand Martins, House Martins, Swallows, Ravens and three Mandarins. Other sightings included Fallow Deer, a Bank Vole, a Wood Mouse, Rose Chafers, Hummingbird Hawk Moths, Large White, Silver-washed Fritillaries, Gatekeeper, Speckled Wood, Painted Lady and Holly Blue butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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Wednesday 7th August 2019

Frampton pools     This evening 13 Swifts, 20+ Sand Martins, a Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, five Common Terns, two Willow Warblers and three Yellow Wagtails over. (Nick Goatman).

Berkeley shore     A returning Wheatear, two Black-tailed Godwits, two Ringed Plovers and a Common Sandpiper this morning. (Martin Greenish/Michelle Davies).

Coombe Hill Meadows     At 4pm a Ruff, six Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper, 3/4 juvenile Redstarts calling, one seen and a juvenile Sparrowhawk food begging from a nest site. (Ian Hull).

WWT Slimbridge    From Zeiss hide today a SPOONBILL, 60 Avocets, a Little Stint, a Wood Sandpiper, two Knot, three Sanderlings, ten Ringed Plovers, a Common Sandpiper, a Snipe, a Greenshank and eight Cranes. (Edward Betteridge/Ken Burrows/Jonathan Bull). Please remember to look out for those head-started Curlews, see here Curlew monitoring

Walmore Common     A juvenile Whinchat today. (Roberta Goodall/Dave Creber).

Cotswold Water Park East    A Great White Egret flew over Pit 126 at 8am, also a Common Sandpiper. A Green Sandpiper at the unmarked pit by Fairford airbase. (Duncan Dine).

Highnam     A Red Kite over Highnam roundabout at 9:55am. (Martin Vaisey).

Forest of Dean    At Soudley Ponds and Fernbrake Hill ten Mandarins, two adult and four juvenile Grey Wagtails, a juvenile Grey Heron, a Buzzard, a female Blackcap, a Kingfisher, a Green Woodpecker and a Great Spotted Woodpecker today. (Iain Crawford).

Maisemore     From Church Road around the pool and to the weir on the Severn late afternoon birds included the two released male Wood Ducks, the male Red Crested Pochard of origin unknown, 34 Mallards, male and female Tufted Duck, four Moorhens, two Mute Swans, five House Martins, two Swallows, four Sand Martins, two Stock Doves, three Goldfinches, three Great Spotted Woodpeckers and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

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Tuesday 6th August 2019

Standish     This evening 30 Swifts with c30 House Martins flying in a south westerly direction, feeding as they went. (Juliet Bailey).

Minchinhampton Common     A juvenile Spotted Flycatcher and quite few Chalkhill Blues this morning. (Michelle Davies/Martin Greenish).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Four Green Sandpiper on the Long Pool this morning. (Duncan Dine/Andy Jayne).

Berkeley shore     High tide at Berkeley Pill this morning a Whimbrel, two Dunlins, four Common Sandpipers, two Black-tailed Godwits, four Little Egrets, 39 Mallards, a Kestrel, eight Linnets, 40+ Black-headed Gulls, 10+ Herring Gulls and three Great Black-backed Gulls. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Frampton pools     Two Green Sandpipers, six Swifts, 13 adult Great Crested Grebes and seven juveniles, four Common Terns, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Great White Egret, five Little Egrets and six Grey Herons today. (Nick Goatman).

Nailsworth     At The Poplars a Mediterranean Gull over and ten Pied Wagtails on a neighbouring roof. (Jake King).

Cheltenham     At Pittville Lawn a soaring Buzzard over mobbed by two noisy gulls. (Howard Taylor).

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Monday 5th August 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The SPOONBILL, a Little Stint and two Grey Plovers from Zeiss hide at midday. (Trevor & Sue Clayson).

Frampton     From Splatt Bridge a male Redstart, two Common Terns and three Kestrels today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Guscar Rocks     27 Canada Geese, a juvenile Shelduck, four Teal, two Grey Herons, two Oystercatchers, a Dunlin, 605 Curlews, a Redshank, a Common Sandpiper, 400 Black-headed Gulls and two Yellow Wagtails today. (Mike Smart).

Purton     A pair of Ringed Plovers near Purton this morning at high tide. (Mike Davis).

Forest of Dean    At Nagshead two Spotted Flycatchers, a Chaffinch, a Sparrowhawk, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Treecreeper and Nuthatches and a Goldcrest feeding three chicks at the nest. (Alan Jones). Two Buzzards circling in Mitcheldean most days and a Painted Lady butterfly and plenty of Gatekeepers in the garden. (Chris Keeling). Pic by Alan.

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Cheltenham     No sign of the Night Heron at Pittville Park this morning but three Sparrowhawks, a Great Crested Grebe with three juveniles, two Jays and a Green Woodpecker. (Jonathan Bull).

Chedworth     A male Reeves’s Pheasant of unknown origin on the road to the Roman Villa today. (Pete Grimmitt). Pic by Pete.

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