Tuesday 11th June 2019

Ashleworth Ham     This morning a Lapwing and two chicks, a Green Sandpiper, a Little Ringed Plover, a Pied Wagtail, a Grey Heron, four Canada Geese, 15 Mallards, a Swallow, a distant Curlew bubbling a very noisy Great Spotted Woodpecker family. (Les Ditchburn).

Cheltenham     A Great White Egret along the River Chelt near St Peter’s Park today and also a Ringed Plover there. (Dave Raybould).

Churchdown     150+ Jackdaws moving around above the fields in Pirton Lane. (Margaret G).

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Monday 10th June 2019

Frampton pools     A Great White Egret, a Cuckoo, six Common Terns, 100+ Sand Martins, 30+ Swifts and two Oystercatchers today. (Nick Goatman).

Barnsley Warren SSSI     This morning at the Fosse Way end and surrounding
farmland, five Redstarts (4 males), four singing Corn Buntings, eight Lapwings, five
Swifts, a Green Woodpecker, a Red Kite and two Buzzards. Also an Adonis Blue, several Small Heath butterflies and a Roebuck. (Steve Brown).

Leighterton    No sign of the Quail early morning along the Monarch Way near ST8325990648 but 8+ Corn Buntings, 10+ Skylarks, a male Whitethroat and a Roe Deer. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Forest of Dean     An adult and a juvenile Hawfinch in Mitcheldean today. (Andy Jayne). At Lightmoor this morning a Wood Warbler calling behind the pig pens. (Owen Follis).

Priding     A Reed Bunting, two Reed Warblers, a Buzzard, a Grey Heron, a Cormorant and a Great Spotted Woodpecker today. (Josh Adamms). Pic by Josh.

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Tewkesbury     A Mute Swan along Mill Avon and a Grey Heron, an adult Peregrine on the Abbey tower with at least two chicks. On the Ham an Oystercatcher over, four Curlews, 1-2 Sedge Warblers still singing and at least five male Reed Buntings singing from docks in the middle of the Ham. (Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     Two Grey Herons, two Buzzards, two Curlews, a Reed Warbler singing in the little reed bed, 1-2 singing Sedge Warblers and 2-3 singing Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Woodford     A Great Spotted Woodpecker visiting the peanut feeder and then feeding a juvenile sat on the garden fence. Also two Coal Tits visiting the feeders. (Geoff Poulton).

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Sunday 9th June 2019

Leighterton    A QUAIL calling at 9:15pm heard from along Monarch’s Way near ST8325990648. (Paul Rich).

Coates     Early this morning a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER in flight close to the ride in Hailey Wood on the Bathurst Estate. On the road between Tarlton and Rodmarton a female Wheatear, a Grey Partridge with a brood of seven young and a Spotted Flycatcher near Lowesmoor Covert. (Michael Cook).

Nailsworth/Ruskin Mill Ponds     This evening 42 Swifts, a Green Woodpecker, a female Grey Wagtail, 15 Song Thrushes, four Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, two drake Tufted Ducks, two Grey Herons and five Pipistrelles. (Jake King/John Fletcher).

Guiting Power     A singing Redstart and a Spotted Flycatcher on the Open Farm Sunday bird walks at Guiting Manor Farm today. (Andy Lewis).

Bussage     A Raven calling from the Toadsmoor Valley very early this morning. (Michael Cook).

Newnham-on-Severn     A Ring-necked Parakeet on feeders in the garden this afternoon. (Dave Smith).

Cheltenham     At Pittville Lawn at 8am a Green Woodpecker heard and a Great Spotted Woodpecker seen. (Howard Taylor).

Southam     This afternoon three Red Kites circling above the car boot sale car park. (Howard Taylor). 

Gloucester     A Red Kite over Gloucester Tip this morning. (Paul Selwood).

Cirencester     c20 Swifts over The Bear at lunchtime and a Grey Wagtail seen by the outdoor swimming pool, along the Churn stream. (Felicity Cobb).

Frampton pools     This morning a Cuckoo and a Hobby. (Shane Long).

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Saturday 8th June 2019

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon a Little Owl, a Yellowhammer, a Red Kite over and a pair of Oystercatchers with two chicks still. (Ian Hull). Also today 16 Mute Swans, a pair of Canada Geese still with five goslings, two Shelducks, six Gadwalls, 60 Mallards, including a female with eight newly hatched ducklings, a pair of Tufted Ducks, ten Coots, a Little Ringed Plover, c8 adult Lapwings, including female with two nearly full grown young, a Curlew, four Redshanks, a Cuckoo, two Reed Warblers singing and song from Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Frampton pools     100+ Swifts, a Green Sandpiper, two Oystercatchers, a Yellow-legged Gull, 21 Shelducks, 16 Blackcaps, 18 Chiffchaffs, eight Reed Warblers, a Sedge Warbler, eight Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Yellow Wagtails and a Little Grebe with young. (Nick Goatman).

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Friday 7th June 2019

WWT Slimbridge     On the Rushy, two Little Ringed Plovers and a 2cy Mediterranean Gull. From Martin Smith hide a Green Sandpiper, two Oystercatchers and a Redshank. From Zeiss hide 52 Avocet, at least two on nests, 35 moulting Gadwalls, 71 Shelducks and one brood of nine and two Redshanks. (Ian Hull).

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Thursday 6th June 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A pair of Curlews on the reserve have hatched four chicks. A TURTLE DOVE flew along seawall S and across the reserve boundary to the Elders on the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal towpath/Old Duck Decoy near Purton at 10:30am. Also the SPOONBILL still on the reserve today. (Martin McGill).

Cleeve Hill     At the Bill Smyllie and Masts Reserve today a pair of Buzzards, a Kestrel, a Cuckoo, a Raven, a Stock Dove, a Tree Pipit, a Willow Warbler, a Mistle Thrush, Skylarks, Linnets, Swifts and a male Redstart. Other sightings included Small Blue, Common Blue and Small Heath butterflies, Yellow Shell, Six-spot Burnet and Cinnabar moths, a Glow Worm and a Weasel. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Forest of Dean    This afternoon at Nagshead at Lower pond, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Redstart, a Song Thrush, a Mistle Thrush, young Blue Tits being fed, a Willow Warbler singing, a Chiffchaff singing, a Blackbird, a Mallard with three ducklings and a Mandarin female with three ducklings. (Chris Keeling). This evening, a Hummingbird Hawk Moth on Red Campion at Forge Hill, Lydbrook. (Chris Sullivan).

Frampton pools     This evening a Great White Egret, a Little Egret, a Tufted Duck with five ducklings and a Yellow Wagtail. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon birds included four Oystercatchers, including two large chicks, four Redshanks, nine Lapwings including four chicks, 15 Mallards, including a pair with nine ducklings, five Shelducks, seven Canada Geese (5 juvs), 18 Mute Swans, four Grey Herons, three Little Egrets, seven Whitethroats, nine Sedge Warblers, male and female Blackcap, two Greenfinches, three Skylarks, eight Reed Buntings, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 12 Sand Martins, four Swallows and a Kestrel. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Wednesday 5th June 2019

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead from the Campbell Hide a male and female Pied Flycatchers and a Coal Tit. At the Lower Hide male and female Pied Flycatchers, a female Redstart and a female Mandarin with three ducklings.  By the Nursery Pond a Garden Warbler singing at 1pm, also a Swallow over.  (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

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