COTSWOLDS: At the Cotswold Water Park, a Honey Buzzard flew over (21st). A Merlin was near Kempsford (30th). Pit 132 held 15 Egyptian Geese, a Garganey, Pintail, 13 Little Egrets, five Little Ringed Plovers, 11 Ringed Plovers, a Golden Plover, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, five Ruff, two Black-tailed Godwits, two Greenshanks, eight Green Sandpipers and eight Common Sandpipers. An Osprey flew over Elkstone (16th). Cleeve Hill had five Whinchats. Fifty Golden Plovers were at Chapmans Cross. Two Grey Partridges were at Duntisbourne. Two Goshawks were near Miserden.
FOREST OF DEAN: A Great Skua flew over Pope’s Hill (20th). Symonds Yat had two Hobbies and three Goshawks, with three Goshawks at Blaize Bailey.
LOWER SEVERN VALE: A Honey Buzzard flew over Eastington (27th). Frampton Pools logged a Great White Egret (2nd), Common Scoter (19th), two Egyptian Geese, a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Wood Sandpiper (4th) and Curlew Sandpiper (7th). Berkeley Shore had two Manx Shearwaters (4th), with one still in the area (5th), three Greenshanks, six Common Sandpipers, two Whinchats and a Marsh Harrier (2nd). Sharpness had a Shag (2nd-7th), with two there (3rd). Arctic Skuas were seen from Awre (8th) and Sharpness (9th). Guscar Rocks and Aylburton Warth held 65 Ringed Plovers, Curlew Sandpiper, two Sanderling, three Bar-tailed Godwits, Green Sandpiper and six Whinchats. An Osprey was at Longney (12th), with 15 Black-tailed Godwits and 12 Common Sandpipers (5th). An Osprey (16th) and three dark-bellied Brent Geese (19th) were at Westbury. Mediterranean Gulls were at Awre and Rodley. Whinchats included two at Rodley and three at Walmore Common.
UPPER SEVERN VALE: Coombe Hill Meadows had a Marsh Harrier, Pintail, Little Ringed Plover, four Ruff, two Greenshanks, seven Green Sandpipers, 24 Snipe and a Whinchat. Two Whinchats were at Tirley and one at Hartpury. An Oystercatcher was at Pound Farm near Robinswood Hill (6th).
WWT SLIMBRIDGE: There were two
windblown Manx Shearwaters (4th). An Osprey flew over (5th). Four Wood Sandpipers were seen. There was a Great White Egret (to 6th), with it, or another (23rd). Spoonbills were seen (9th and 26th-30th). There was a Little Gull (7th), with two Arctic Terns and 17 ‘commic’ terns (12th). Two Garganeys were noted. A Bittern was seen (19th). There was a Spotted Crake (21st-25th). A Hen Harrier hunted (22nd-28th). There were up to 15 Cranes from the Great Cane Project. Andy Jayne (01452 506 502) Martin Mcgill, and The Gloster Birder (www.theglosterbirder. co.uk)