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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)

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