Thursday 3rd June 2021

Ashleworth Ham     A Great Crested Grebe, a Wigeon, four Tufted Ducks and four Grey Herons this morning. (Eric Harris).

Forest of Dean      At Nagshead a Wood Warbler seen and heard at noon, also this morning a Spotted Flycatcher and a Garden Warbler. This afternoon around Woorgreens Lake 4+ Willow Warblers and a Garden Warbler and another Willow Warbler near Kensley Lodge. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Frampton     A Red Kite over Frampton Court heading N at 11:20am. (Aled Phillips). Around the pools six Common Terns, an Oystercatcher, a Cuckoo, a Hobby and two Cetti’s Warblers. (MK).

Brookthorpe     A Red Kite circling over the A4173 at Fagin’s pub/Upton Lane at 5pm. (Nikki Smith).

Leckhampton Hill     This morning near Daisybank Car Park a Jay, two Green
Woodpeckers, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers and noisy young in a nest hole
and a Treecreeper. (Steve Brown).

Twyning     At Upham Meadow 5-6 Curlews today. (Mike Smart).

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Wednesday 2nd June 2021

Saul     A GARGANEY on Saul Lodge pond this morning. (Eric Harris).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Little Ringed Plover, a male Yellow Wagtail, eight Little Egrets, a pair of Oystercatchers , a pair of Redshanks, seven Tufted Ducks, a female Teal and two Reed Warblers this morning. (Ian Hull).

Forest of Dean     A Grey Wagtail at Mirystock Bridge and 2 or 3 on the pond N of the bridge. (Dave Clarke).

Whitminster     A Red Kite low N over Fromebridge Mill at 11:03am mobbed by crows. (MK).

Frampton     Around the Sailing Lake four Common Terns, two Cuckoos, a Spotted Flycatcher and a Cetti’s Warbler this morning. (MK).

Stone     A Red Kite over at 1:20pm. (Clare Glanville).

Stonehouse    A Cetti’s Warbler and a Garden Warbler at Bond’s Mill, two Dippers, one at Millend Row and one at Meadow Bridge, Churchend. A Skylark and a Little Owl also at Cress Green. A Whitethroat on the railway embankment opposite the Sewage Works. (Nigel Birch).

Winchcombe     In the Hailes Fruit Farm area this afternoon a Garden Warbler, male and female Redstart, two Whitethroats, six Linnets, four Chiffchaffs, five Blackcaps, two Red-legged Partridges, a Green Woodpecker, a Song Thrush and two Red Kites. (John Fletcher).

Red Kite by John Fletcher

Gotherington     A Red Kite and a Cuckoo calling at Woodstone. (John Harvey).

Gretton     A small Grass Snake chasing frogs in a garden pond today, and a male Broad-bodied Chaser briefly. (Roger Wasley).

Grass Snake by Roger Wasley

Cobney Meadows     Two Curlews, a pair of Mute Swans, a pair of Canada Geese with five goslings, a pair of Tufted Ducks, a Redstart, a Sedge Warbler, a Blackcap and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Haw Bridge     East Between the Red Lion and Haw Bridge a pair of Curlews, a Cuckoo, two Redstarts, two Blackcaps, a Whitethroat and three Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham    Late evening 14 Mute Swans, 20 Greylags, a male and two female Gadwalls, a female Mallard with three ducklings, three Grey Herons and two Great Crested Grebes. (Mike Smart).

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Tuesday 1st June 2021

WWT Slimbridge     A WOOD SANDPIPER on the Rushy early afternoon. (Roy Kinchin).

Forest of Dean     Early morning at Nagshead, a male Pied Flycatcher, male and female Redstart, an adult Nuthatch feeding a juvenile, a Wood Warbler, a male Bullfinch, five Siskins and three Crossbills. At Woorgreens a Crossbill, a Tree Pipit, a male Reed Bunting, 6+ Siskins, two Swifts, a Grey Heron, seven Broad-bodied Chasers, a Four-spotted Chaser, Large Red and Common Blue Damselflies and a juvenile Common Lizard. (MK).

Wood Warbler by Mike King

Nuthatches by Mike King

Broad-bodied Chaser by Mike King

Halmore     A Red Kite circling over Halmore/Slimbridge lanes at 1:36pm. (Paul Taylor).

Duntisbourne Rouse     A singing Tree Pipit this afternoon. (Andrew Morrison).

Daglingworth     Two singing Corn Buntings today. (Andrew Morrison).

Elmore Back     A Curlew flew over this afternoon. (Simon Hart).

Kilkenny viewpoint     Two Kestrels, a Red Kite, several Buzzards distant, a
Green Hairstreak, two Dingy Skippers, two Brimstones, 3/4 Common Blues and
several each of Small Heath and Orange Tip. (Megan & Steve Brown).

Down Hatherley     This morning two Red Kites following a plough at SO87972 22762. (Jim Northcott).

Frampton pools    Eight Blackcaps, a Treecreeper, four Song Thrushes, 20+ Barnacle Geese, 14 Greylags (one pair with five goslings), 12 Tufted Ducks, four Swifts, two Common Terns, a Cetti’s Warbler, three Long-tailed Tits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Great Crested Grebe and two Pied Wagtails this afternoon. (John Fletcher).

Saul Warth     From Hock Ditch five Whitethroats, two Oystercatchers, 100+Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 10+ Black-headed Gulls and 16 Shelducks. (John Fletcher).

Childswickham (Worcs)    A Little Owl carrying prey and sitting in the middle of the road S of Childswickham at 10:15pm at SP068370 just inside Glos. (Tim Hutton).

Leigh Meadows     Two Redstarts, two Reed Warblers and 2+ Sedge Warblers today. (Mike Smart).

Cobney Meadows     A Curlew briefly today. (Mike Smart).

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Monday 31st May 2021

Frampton     A HONEY BUZZARD high NE over the pools at 6:30pm. (Nick Goatman). Possibly the same bird over Stone at 8:19am. (Paul Taylor).

Honey Buzzard by Nick Goatman

Dymock     At Leadon Vale Farm today five Red Kites, nine Buzzards and a Kestrel over silage fields during mowing. (Mark Woodall).

Poulton     A male Grey Partridge at SP103016 near a large open barn to the E of Bell Lane. (John Durell).

Snowshill    Two singing Corn Buntings this evening S of Snowshill at SP097333. Also five Skylarks singing. (Tim Hutton).

Sezincote     Two Spotted Flycatchers in woodland at The Warren today. (Andy Lewis).

Winchcombe     A Cuckoo calling early morning, a Green Woodpecker and six Swifts overhead. (Gill Worthington).

Westridge Wood     A Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Buzzard, a Chaffinch and a  a Tawny Owl briefly calling at 3pm. (Richard Giles & Fiona Neate).

North Nibley     Close to the Tower a Red Kite flew towards Wotton-under-Edge from the NW, also a Buzzard and a Skylark. (Richard Giles & Fiona Neate).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning a Pochard, two GREAT WHITE EGRETS, two Little Egrets, a Tufted Duck, two Green Woodpeckers, two Redshanks, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Whitethroat and a Sedge Warbler. (Eric Harris).

Elmore Marsh     Mid-afternoon five Mallards, a Reed Warbler, 1+ Whitethroat, a Blackcap and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

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Sunday 30th May 2021

Frampton pools     Two Spotted Flycatchers, two Yellow Wagtails, a Lesser Whitethroat, nine Whitethroats, four Sedge Warblers, nine Reed Warblers, 27 Blackcaps, 24 Chiffchaffs, two Lapwings, two Oystercatchers, a Kingfisher, two Tawny Owlets, the Ross’s Goose still and seven Common Terns today. (Nick Goatman).

Cleeve Hill     This morning a Tree Pipit, two Cuckoos, a Red Kite, a Mistle Thrush, a Whitethroat and two Linnets/ (Eric Harris).

Netheridge Farm     Three Little Egrets over the Barn Owl Centre today. (Mark Hobson).

Tredington     At 4:40pm five Red Kites circling a field to the E of the village. Also a House Martin flying high. (Sandra & David Spicer).

Forest of Dean     At Edge Hill this morning four singing Tree Pipits, a Willow Warbler, a Garden Warbler, a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff and a Spotted Flycatcher. (Owen Follis). This afternoon at Woorgreens three Garden Warblers, three Willow Warblers and 2+ Tree Pipits. Also several Large Red Damselflies and a Downy Emerald (Rob & Nina Crofton).

Downy Emerald by Nina Crofton

Stonehouse    Around Stanley Downton sewage works a Red Kite over, a Stock Dove, a Green Woodpecker, a male Bullfinch, male and female Reed Buntings and three Buzzards. Also 12+ Beautiful Demoiselles. (Alan Jones).

Tresham     A Red Kite over the village and a Little Owl today. (Terry Grant).

Little Owl by Terry Grant

Tuffley    This afternoon at 5:25pm a Red Kite drifted over SW at SO826151. (Ian Elphick).

Tewkesbury     A Cuckoo calling on the Ham this evening. (Dawn Ballinger).

Gloucester     A Little Egret over Plock Court at lunchtime today. (Geoff Fawcett).

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Saturday 29th May 2021

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote this morning a drake Red Crested Pochard, a pair of Egyptian Geese, two Red Kites, a Common Tern, a pair of Oystercatchers, a Little Ringed Plover, three Cuckoos (2m, 1f) and five Cetti’s Warblers. Also a Muntjac and Azure Damselflies. (MK).

Duntisbourne Leer     Three Red Kites over the A419/Duntisbourne Leer junction at 10:40am. (MK).

Stonehouse     A Kingfisher fishing on the Ocean on the canal W of St Cyr’s church this morning. (Megan Barnett).

Kingfisher by Megan Barnett

Cainscross     A Red Kite flew over this morning at 10:26am. (Karen Rogers).

Bisley     Mid morning birds included four Yellowhammers, nine Swallows, 11 Goldfinches, two Linnets and a Pied Wagtail. (John Fletcher).

Forest of Dean     Four Buzzards over Longhope, in fields opposite Hart’s Barn this afternoon, Numerous hirundines feeding very high, two Swifts and two Swallows low over the fields. (Chris Keeling).

Coombe Hill Meadows    29 Mute Swans, a pair of Canada Geese with goslings, three Teal, a male Gadwall, 20+ Mallards, 1+ Tufted Duck, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, ten Coots, two Oystercatchers, 12+ Lapwings, at least two Redshanks, a Cuckoo, a Redstart, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Reed Buntings all singing. (Mike Smart).

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Friday 28th May 2021

WWT Slimbridge     Mid morning a FULMAR  is flying around the estuary over high tide, then flew S towards Mid Point. (Martin McGill). From Mid point a Grey Plover, three Sanderlings, 11 Ringed Plovers, five Dunlins and a Grasshopper Warbler still reeling. Two Great White Egrets about the site and the Ross’s Goose on the Tack Piece. (Tim Jukes). From Zeiss hide a GARGANEY, a Bar-tailed Godwit and a pair of Yellow Wagtails. (Ian Hull). The drake Goldeneye on South Lake again. (Dot Jones).

Forest of Dean     This morning at Crabtree Hill and Woorgreens two Reed Buntings, six Tree Pipits, five Garden Warblers, a Whitethroat and three Wood Warblers. At Nagshead a Spotted Flycatcher and four Redstarts (1m, 3f). (Jonny Gentle).

Dymock     At Leadon Vale Farm today a Peregrine swooped over  the rookery down into field less than 100m away then sharp turn up and over towards village. Also a pair of Bullfinches in the hedgerow near the house and a Cuckoo heard. (Mark Woodall).

Fairford     A Cuckoo calling along the River Coln today. (Dr Paul Tubb).

Ashleworth Ham     Two Curlews, three Sedge Warblers, five Reed Buntings, 40 Long-tailed Tits, a displaying male Cuckoo and two pairs of Redstarts. (John Kennedy).

Aylburton Warth & Guscar Rocks     This morning six Canada Geese, 13 Shelducks, seven Mallards, four Grey Herons, 5+ Oystercatchers, four Lapwings, 15 Ringed Plovers, eight Dunlins and 2, two Sanderlings all in summer plumage, c15 Curlews, 4+ Redshanks, two Yellow Wagtails, 2+ Meadow Pipits, 17+ Reed Warblers and four Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

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Thursday 27th May 2021

Tresham area     Late evening a female Whinchat, a male Yellow Wagtail and three singing Corn Buntings. (Paul Rich).

WWT Slimbridge     A CATTLE EGRET with the Longhorn Cattle on the Tin Shed ground. (Howard Smith). A Bar-tailed Godwit from Zeiss hide and a Spotted Flycatcher outside Martin Smith hide. (Eric Harris).

Chavenage Lane area     The QUAIL still calling from the meadow until 4:30pm at least. The turn is signed Chavenage off the A46. It is calling from the second meadow on the right as you go down the lane. Go past the layby with the iron gate and the best spot is in the next layby a little further on cST8477495707. (Vic Polley).

Forest of Dean     Early morning at Nagshead stayed three Pied Flycatchers (2m, 1f), two Spotted Flycatchers, a Wood Warbler, six Siskins, a Goshawk and a Peregrine. Also four Fallow Deer and eight Wild Boar (3ads & 5 boarlets). At Parkend Church a male Bullfinch. At Yew Tree Brake two Spotted Flycatchers and two Tree Pipits. Also two Green-veined Whites. (MK). Also a pair of Redstarts at Nagshead. (Paul Woolams).

Pied Flycatcher by Paul Woolams

Redstart male by Paul Woolams

Redstart female by Paul Woolams

Bank Vole by Paul Woolams

Stinchcombe Hill    A Whinchat, a Tree Pipit, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Swift and a Crossbill this morning. (James Robinson).

Dursley    A pair of Spotted Flycatchers this morning in Breakheart Quarry. Also a Grizzled Skipper. (Keith Davies).

Frampton     The Ross’s Goose on Court Lake this afternoon. (Clare Glanville).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Area four Swifts, a Sedge Warbler, a Whitethroat, a Reed Bunting and two Little Grebes this morning. (Eric Harris). At Alney Island a Cuckoo by Port Ham Sub Station/large pond for 20 minutes. Lots of Swifts and House Martins and a Little Egret, close to the flooded area next to the Wind Turbine. (Robert McAllister).

Tewkesbury     At Cowfield Farm a Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Bunting today. (Les Ditchburn).

Highnam Woods     This afternoon three Ravens, five Willow Warblers, a Goldcrest, a Mistle Thrush, six Song Thrushes, seven Chiffchaffs, a Treecreeper, five Blackcaps, three Pied Wagtails, six Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Buzzards and a Jay. (John Fletcher).

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Wednesday 26th May 2021

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead a male Pied Flycatcher, three Spotted Flycatchers, two Redstarts and a PINE MARTEN today. (John Hunt). 11 Swifts screaming low over Coleford near St John’s church. (Geoff Fawcett).

Pine Marten by John Hunt

Chavenage Lane area     The QUAIL still calling from the meadow until 8:30pm at least. The turn is signed Chavenage off the A46. It is calling from the second meadow on the right as you go down the lane. Go past the layby with the iron gate and the best spot is in the next layby a little further on cST8477495707. (Mark Hobson).

Frampton     At Court Lake this afternoon six Hobbies high up, a Red Kite through N at 3:25pm, two Common Terns, a pair of Oystercatchers and the Ross’s Goose on Court Field. (MK).

Ross’s Goose by Mike King

Awre    Ten Sanderlings roosting on the seawall on this evening’s high-tide. (Andy Jayne).

Woodchester Park     Three Tawny Owls, a pair of Bullfinches, two Goldcrests, three Treecreepers, two Blackcaps, two pairs of Mandarins with young, five Goldfinches and a Great Spotted Woodpecker this morning. (Josh Adamms).

Winchcombe     West of Winchcombe in Langley Road a Whitethroat and a Greenfinch singing, four Swallows, six House Martins, a Swift, a flock of very young Long-tailed Tits, a Green Woodpecker heard and lots of Chiffchaffs singing. (Stuart Galey).

Longney     Birds today included two Oystercatchers, two Shelducks, 11 Mallards, 300+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls, two Sedge Warblers, a Chiffchaff, two House Martins and 12+ House Sparrows. (John Fletcher).

Gloucester     At Alney Island by Port Ham Sub Station/large pond a Treecreeper, a Cuckoo, a Sedge Warbler, a Willow Warbler, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Blackcap and a Chiffchaff. (Robert McAllister).

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Tuesday 25th May 2021

Chavenage Lane area     A QUAIL still calling from the meadow until 4:20pm at least. The turn is signed Chavenage off the A46. It is calling from the second meadow on the right as you go down the lane. Go past the layby with the iron gate and the best spot is in the next layby a little further on cST8477495707. (Pete Churton/Roberta Goodall).

Dursley    A Red Kite circling over Ganzell Lane at 2:30pm. (Geoff Moyser).

Frampton pools     Two Hobbies, 150+ Swifts, 200+ Sand Martins, 50+ House Martins, 30+ Swallows, ten Common Terns, a Yellow Wagtail three Cetti’s Warblers, 13 Blackcaps, 15 Chiffchaffs, nine Reed Warblers, a Whitethroat and an Oystercatcher today. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth    At high tide this morning three Ringed Plovers, an Oystercatcher, five Shelducks, two Mute Swans on the river and dozens of Herring Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Also 30+ House Martins, 15+ Swifts and an adult Tawny Owl. (MK).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Almost a total washout, there is now no island to the north so the last Avocet nest has been lost. An Oystercatcher chick and two Lapwing chicks have survived. Also a Yellow Wagtail, a Cuckoo and a pair of Great Crested Grebes. (Ian Hull). At dusk two Mute Swans, a pair of Canada Geese with six goslings, a male Wigeon, a male Gadwall, a pair of Tufted Ducks, a pair of Coots, two Oystercatchers, c5 Lapwings and 1-2 tiny chicks, three Curlews came in to roost, three Redshanks, a pair of Yellow Wagtails and a Pied Wagtail. On the River Severn above Haw Bridge 2+ Curlews, a Redstart singing and eight Linnets. (Mike Smart).

Dymock     Recent sightings from Leadon Vale Farm include a pair of Swallows nesting in the barn after 2 years absence, a MERLIN flying E, several small groups of up to 8 Swifts, a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk and six Buzzards. (Mark Woodall).

Stinchcombe Hill     The first Spotted Flycatcher back on territory this morning. (James Robinson).

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