COTSWOLDS: At Cotswold Water Park, Scaup were at pit 41 (16th) and pit 104 (25th). There was an Osprey (19th), Marsh Harrier (26th), two Green Sandpipers, a Little Gull, Black Tern (30th), five Nightingales, two Whinchats and a Grasshopper Warbler. Cleeve Hill held a Great Grey Shrike (to 2nd) and eight Ring Ouzels. At Hawling, the Great Grey Shrike and 260 Golden Plovers were still present (5th). An Osprey flew over Wotton-under-edge and Nailsworth (10th). A Grasshopper Warbler was at Charlton Kings Common (9th). Ring Ouzels were at Amberley (10th), Painswick Beacon (11th) and Haresfield Beacon (20th), with two at Selsey Common (23rd). Painswick Beacon had a Hawfinch (11th). Two Whinchats were at Naunton
FOREST OF DEAN: Three Hawfinches were at Parkend, six at Nagshead and two at Speech House. Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers were at Nagshead and Yewtree Brake. Firecrests were back on territory mid-month. A Grasshopper Warbler was at Crabtree Hill (17th). Fifty Ravens were near Hewelsfield.
LOWER SEVERN VALE: Seven Cattle Egrets
remained in the Saul and Frampton area and two were at Berkeley Shore. An Osprey flew over Frampton and Minsterworth (6th). Frampton Pools held a Little Gull, two Arctic, 60 Common and six Black Terns (30th), four Common Sandpipers, a Nightingale and Grasshopper Warbler. Sharpness had six Arctic, 87 Common and 10 Black Terns, and two Mediterranean Gulls (30th). The Saul Warth and Fretherne area logged a Spoonbill (23rd), Marsh Harrier, 10 Sandwich Terns (9th), two Little Gulls, three Little Ringed Plovers, nine Grey Plovers, nine Sanderling, a Ruff, 31 Whimbrels, 150 Black-tailed Godwits, three Bar-tailed Godwits, a Spotted Redshank, four Greenshanks and a Short-eared Owl. A Merlin, Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, Greenshank ten Bar-tailed Godwits, 41 Whimbrels and 19 White Wagtails were at Aylburton Warth (22nd). A Jack Snipe was at Berkeley Shore (14th). A Water Pipit was at Awre (9th). A Little Gull was at Westbury (12th), with two Avocets there (26th). A Grasshopper Warbler was at Cambridge. There were 23 Whimbrels at Epney (24th) and 24 at Walmore Common (26th).
UPPER SEVERN VALE: Ashleworth Ham held a Green-winged Teal (to 2nd), Great White Egret, two Avocets (15th), two Little Ringed Plovers, 17 Black-tailed Godwits and two Whinchats. Coombe Hill Meadows logged a Great White Egret (5th), Osprey (9th), Avocet (1st), five Little Ringed Plovers, a Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Whinchat, Grasshopper Warbler and three White Wagtails. A Siberian Chiffchaff remained at Port Ham (to 15th). Eleven Waxwings were at Abbeydale (4th). Five Nightingales were at Highnam Woods (from 12th) with a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker there (23rd). Another Nightingale was at Brockeridge Woods (30th).
WWT SLIMBRIDGE: Six Black-winged Stilts (19th) were the second reserve record, with three staying (to 23rd) and a pair (24th). There was a Firecrest (1st), Pied Flycatcher (18th), Spoonbills (1st, 6th-7th, two, 21st-22nd & 29th), Ospreys (8th and 18th), single dark-bellied Brent Geese (1st-5th and 10th), five Cattle Egrets (21st), a Great White Egret (to 21st) and two Garganeys (1st-6th) with the male (7th).