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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Sunday 4th August 2019

Cheltenham     The adult NIGHT HERON on the island at Pittville Park boating lake again this morning at 6:45am but had roosted out of sight by 8:35am. (Karle Burford/Brian Thompson).

WWT Slimbridge     Four Grey Plovers from Mid Point, a SPOONBILL still, a Wood Sandpiper still from Zeiss hide and a Little Stint. (Roberta Goodall/Jeremy Squire).

Saul Warth     At high tide this morning 50 Avocets, nine Dunlins, three Oystercatchers, two Bar-tailed Godwits, Ringed Plover, a Mediterranean Gull, a distant SPOONBILL, a Peregrine and a Hobby. (Gordon Hodgson).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, a Hawfinch, a female Pied Flycatcher, a Goldcrest, three Treecreepers, a Nuthatch, three Willow Warblers and three Blackcaps today. (Dot Jones/Ken Burrows).

Frampton pools    Eight Swifts, 30 Swallows, eight Sand Martins, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Great White Egret, nine Common Terns, a Green Sandpiper, 22 Robins, two Willow Warblers, 42 Chiffchaffs, 36 Blackcaps, 12 Reed Warblers, four Whitethroats, 50+ Linnets, 20+Goldfinches and six Greenfinches today. (Nick Goatman).

Nailsworth     Two Kingfishers at Ruskin Mill today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins). At The Poplars a Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff, six Swifts, seven Greenfinches, three Buzzards (adult/2 juvs), a Little Egret over, a Green Woodpecker, a Whimbrel over calling at 1:55am and a Tawny Owl calling. (Jake King).

Guscar Rocks/Aylburton Warth     At the Guscar end 37 Canada Geese, three Oystercatchers, five Dunlins, 458 Curlews (17 colour-rings from Wibdon 2011-2013, plus one of the Slimbridge head-started juveniles from this year), a Whimbrel, a Redshank, a Common Sandpiper, five Common Gulls and three Yellow Wagtails (1 juv). At Aylburton Warth end 18 Shelducks, six Grey Herons, two Oystercatchers, three Common Sandpipers, 200 Black-headed Gulls, two Great Black-backed Gulls, a Reed Warbler and a Reed Bunting. (Barrie Mills/Mike Smart). Also two Ospreys reported perched on fence posts on Aylburton Warth. (Barrie Mills).

Newark Park     30 Ravens above Clay Woods, 0.5km south of Newark Park at ST782926 late morning. (Barry Hill).

Cirencester Park     c20 Swifts over the Polo field today. (Felicity Cobb).

Ham     A Little Owl today. (Matt Plenty).

Arlingham     A Red Kite over today. (Matt Plenty).

Hardwicke    50+ House Martins and 20+ Swallows heading S over The Pilot Inn this morning. (Dean Lord).

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Saturday 3rd August 2019

Cheltenham     The adult NIGHT HERON flew in high from downstream at 6:08am onto the island at Pittville Park boating lake until 8:15am at least when it walked in to roost. (Andy Jordan/Rich Webb/Roy Kinchin).

Leighterton     A QUAIL calling from the second field (now ploughed) S of Bennett’s Farm, heard from the Monarch’s Way this evening at ST829907. (Vic Polley).

WWT Slimbridge     A Wood Sandpiper still from Zeiss hide this morning. (Dot Jones).

Frampton pools     Four Teal, two Gadwalls, a Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, three Common Terns, two Grey Wagtails, 51 Chiffchaffs, 24 Blackcaps, three Willow Warblers, nine Reed Warblers, a Whitethroat, seven Bullfinches, two Nuthatches and three Treecreepers today. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning seven Green Sandpipers and a juvenile Water Rail on Long Pool, a female Garganey on the main island, a Yellow Wagtail over, a Small Red-eyed Damselfly on Snipe Pool and Emerald Damselflies along the canal. (Ian Ralphs).

Quedgeley    A Common Tern flew low over Shelduck Road with what looked like a beak full of fish at 3:40pm today. (Steve Pullen).

Highnam Woods     This afternoon three Chiffchaffs, two Green Woodpeckers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker calling, three Nuthatches, a Treecreeper, a Song Thrush, a Pied Wagtail, two Buzzards calling and a family of six Wrens. (John Fletcher).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair and an adult Peregrine on Great Doward Hill nearby, a juvenile Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Jay, Stock Doves, House Martins, Swallows, Mandarins and a Kingfisher. Other sightings included a Bank Vole, a Hornet, Hummingbird Hawkmoths, Rose Chafers, Fallow Deer and Silver-washed Fritillary, Painted Lady, Ringlet, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown and Large White butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Bevington     At 7:20pm 42 Canada Geese in the field next to Bluegates Farm at ST666978. A Little Owl at ST675970 near Pedington Elm Farm at 8pm. (Paddy Doyle).

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Friday 2nd August 2019

Cheltenham     The adult NIGHT HERON made a surprise return when it flew into roost on the island at Pittville Park boating lake at 7:45am. It reappeared on the island again this evening at 8:25pm. Also today four Grey Herons, two Common Sandpipers, five Great Crested Grebes (3 juvs, and two juvenile Sparrowhawks being mobbed by Magpies. (John Sanders). Pics by John.

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WWT Slimbridge     Two Spoonbills flew over the Rushy at 8:05am heading towards South Lake, then headed N up river, and one possibly two roosting on the spartina island later. (Kane Brides). Also this morning a juvenile Wood Sandpiper from Zeiss hide and a juvenile/female Garganey on South Lake. (Ian Hull).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A female Marsh Harrier, a juvenile Water Rail and a Garganey this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Hawling area     Two Kestrels, two Ravens, two Reed Buntings, c30 Linnets, a family of Whitethroats and 20+ Long Tailed Tits. (Steve Brown).

Condicote     A Little Owl near the village centre and nearby two juvenile Buzzards begging. (Steve Brown).

Saul Warth     This morning eight Common Terns, two adults and six immatures, five Oystercatchers, two Ringed Plovers and eight Dunlins. (Mike Smart).

Halmore     A young Buzzard calling while its parent hunted today. (Chris Newton). Pic by Chris.

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Uley     At Uley playing field c20 House Martins flocked into a silver birch tree near their nests. (Jennifer Rogers).

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Thursday 1st August 2019

Frampton pools     This morning the adult Yellow-legged Gull, two Common Terns, two Green Sandpipers, four Little Egrets, four Whitethroats, two Willow Warblers and a Painted Lady. (MK).

Cotswold Water Park East     Mid morning at Pit 119 40 Black-headed Gulls, mostly juveniles, a Green Sandpiper, an Oystercatcher, a Grey Heron, two Little Egrets, 15 Mallards and a Buzzard. (Paul Charles).

Berkeley    15 Common Sandpipers this evening in the Pill over high tide. Three earlier this morning at Sharpness. (Andy Jordan).

WWT Slimbridge     Birds today included the Spoonbill, four Little Egrets, four Dunlins, four Little Ringed Plovers, 10+ Green Sandpipers, 11 Ruff, 160+ Black-tailed Godwits and 70+ Redshanks. (Tom Weston-McClung). Also 300 Curlews roosting on the Dumbles, a high tide roost of 66 Dunlins, two Common Sandpipers and a Hobby. (Mike Smart).

Longlevens     A female Greenfinch again this morning for a 2nd day in the garden at Park Avenue feeding on sunflower seeds. (Pam & Frank Bryant).

Selsley Common     19 butterfly species including c25 Chalkhill Blues, two fresh Small Blues (2nd brood), a Dark Green Fritillary and four Essex Skippers. (Chris Newton).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening 11 Mute Swans, three Greylags, 25 Canada Geese, 14 Gadwalls, two Shovelers, a female Tufted Duck still with six ducklings, 55 Lapwings, five Snipe and a Common Sandpiper. (Mike Smart).

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