GLOUCES­TER­SHIRE

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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).

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