Female Marsh Harrier present “hawking” over reed beds at Cleveland Reserve at 7:28. (first seen 6am). Harrier also showed well from Twitchers gate at 10.00. Also Nightingale and Whitethroat singing. 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Great Black-backed Gulls, 2 Common Tern, 2 Cuckoos and a Kingfisher. Martin Adlam. John Durell. Mark Shields, Huw Jones.
Waterhay/Cleveland: Swift over the new viewing blind, 5 Lesser Redpolls, one singing, 4/5 Common Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Common / Arctic Tern, Cuckoo calling, Green Woodpecker, c12 Red-crested Pochards, Oystercatcher, probable Reed Warbler sang briefly. Orange Tip, Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Peacock. Robin Griffiths
Twitchers Gate: An increase in warbler song this afternoon with 4+ Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Sedge Warblers. One Nightingale singing intermittently from CWP95 side of lane. Overhead a few hirundines moving, mainly Sand Martins, plus a single Swift. Green Woodpecker calls, probably 2 birds. Lapwing 7, Shoveler 3, Gadwall 2, Shelduck 1, Tufted Duck 20+, Song Thrush, 1 Red-crested Pochard, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 adults and several immature birds. 160 Black-headed Gulls in the area. John Grearson
2 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Shelduck at Eysey Quarry this morning. One of the site managers has found a pair of glasses in a gateway where birders watch from, if anyone has lost these let us know Kim I can get in touch with the manager and arrange their return. Kim Milsom
CWP 43/65 area: At least 4 singing nightingales. Cuckoo, several lesser whitethroats, pair bullfinches, green woodpecker, plus other warblers; chiffchaffs, blackcaps, whitethroats, willow, cettis. Roger Greenwood
Shorncote – Gadwall x 4, Red-crested pochard x 4, Shoveler x 2, Lapwing, singing Cettis and Sedge warblers, Blackcap, Reed bunting x 2, Mallard ducklings x 2, Swallow x 2, Buzzard x 2, Lesser black-backed gull Mark Shields, Huw Jones.
Sparrowhawk between Waterhay and Ashton Keynes Mark Shields, Huw Jones.
Blakehill: Ring Ouzel. Short-eared Owl, Cuckoo, Curlew, Lesser Whitethroat Robin Griffiths