COTSWOLDS: The Cotswold Water Park, had a Great White Egret at pit 119 (17th-26th), a Wryneck near Somerford Keynes church (27th) and the first Goldeneye at pit 126 (16th). Cleeve Hill had a Great Grey Shrike (from 25th), four Ring Ouzels, 18 Stonechats and a Whinchat. Passage over Painswick Beacon included 11,350 Woodpigeons, 660 Fieldfares, five Ring Ouzels, 22 Crossbills and six Hawfinches. Two Corn Buntings (21st), a Hawfinch and 11 Bramblings (27th) flew over Selsey Common. Short-eared Owls were at Leighterton (22nd) and Winstone (28th). Ten Red Kites were at Hawling and 20 at Shipton. Golden Plovers included 784 at Shab Hill, 250 at Daglingworth and 100 at Hawling.
FOREST OF DEAN: An Osprey was at Soudley Ponds (5th-21st) and Pope’s Hill (9th). Some 1,000 Lesser Redpolls and two Mealy Redpolls moved through Crabtree Hill (22nd), with a Ring Ouzel there (8th), Great Grey Shrike (28th) and three Hawfinches. Another Great Grey Shrike was at Staple Edge Wood (23rd). There were 37 Hawfinches at Nagshead. Newent Woods held 80 Lesser Redpolls and 12 Crossbills.
LOWER SEVERN VALE: Rodley had a Richard’s Pipit (14th-15th), Short-eared Owl (18th) and 15 Ruff. Two Whitefronts were at Epney (8th). The Woodford area held a Hoopoe (14th-20th), Yellow-browed Warbler (15th-16th) and a Hobby. Frampton Pools had a Bittern (from 26th), Great White Egret (28th), Firecrest (24th), Lapland Bunting (19th), Yellow-browed Warbler (8th), two Mealy Redpolls and two Green Sandpipers. A Jack Snipe was at Walmore Common (8th). Sharpness had a Guillemot (1st), two Black Redstarts (30th), a Great White Egret and Spotted Redshank. A Yellow-browed Warbler was at Purton (7th). Berkeley Shore logged a Grey Plover, Greenshank, two Turnstones, four Jack Snipe, a Water Pipit and Whinchat. Guscar Rocks and Aylburton Warth held 99 Golden Plovers, four Grey Plovers, a Ruff, two Turnstones and three Jack Snipe. A Black Redstart was at Lydney New Grounds (25th). Arlingam had an Osprey (4th) and Whinchat (18th). Beachley Point held two Whimbrels, five Grey Plover and six Knot (31st).
UPPER SEVERN VALE: A Hoopoe flew over the M50 near Bromsberrow (22nd). A Hen Harrier was near Newent (23rd). A Yellow-browed Warbler was in a Charlton Kings garden (17th). A Merlin was at Uckington (22nd). Coombe Hill Meadows had a Great Grey Shrike (14th). Nine Stonechats and four Whinchats were at Hasfield Ham (2nd). Two Jack Snipe were at Hempsted (7th). Andy Jayne (01452 506 502) and The Gloster Birder (www.theglosterbirder.co.uk)