3rd June 2015

CWP 74: from Twitcher’s Gate – 10+ Common Tern, 2 Cuckoo, Cetti’s Warbler, lots of Swift and a few House\Sand Martins.  Non-birds were a Speckled Bush-cricket nymph, lots of Common Blue Damselfly and the plant bug Liocoris tripustulatus (Nigel Sluman)

CWP 200 (Kent End Farm): – Lapwing, Red-crested Pochard & pair Mute Swan with cygnets. (Nigel Sluman)

A419, nr Cirencester: Red Kite overhead (Mark Brooks)

CWP 104: this evening – 2 Common Terns, 6 Swifts, Little Grebe, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, distant Cuckoo. Several Blackcaps and Garden Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Reed Buntings, 3 Goldcrests, 3 Song Thrushes and several fledged Robins (one Reed Bunting carrying food as well as good views of one of the Garden Warblers with a caught damselfly and another with a fledgling). A Buzzard with several missing secondary feathers soaring above. Also seen, Scorpion Fly, Mayfly, Cinnabar Moth, 2 Common Blue butterflies, hundreds of Common Blue Damselflies and a Four-spotted Chaser. (Steve Davies)

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