Tuesday 28th June 2016

Coombe Hill Meadows    13 Mute Swans including two pairs with 4 and 2 cygnets, two juvenile Shelducks, a drake Wigeon, four Teal, 170 Mallards, a pair of Tufted Ducks, three Little Egrets, five Grey Herons, three Cormorants over, a pair of Coots with four chicks and at least two pairs on the towpath with full grown young, a Redshank, 13 Lapwings, a Curlew, a Cuckoo still singing strongly, a Redstart, at least five Reed Warblers, two freshly hatched Sedge Warblers being fed right below the Grundon Hide and singing Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Reed Bunting. Also two Roe Deer. (Les Brown/Andy Jayne/Mike Smart).

Haw Bridge     Along the Severn N of Haw Bridge three adult Curlews in a hayfield and c5 Sand Martins at Malthouse Farm. (Andy Jayne/Mike Smart).

Bricklehampton     A garden Green Woodpecker this evening. (Chris Snook). Pic by Chris.Green Woodpecker 280616


About The Gloster Birder

My name is Mike King and have lived all my life in Gloucestershire. I am happiest birding around Frampton but I especially love Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. I have birded all over Europe, in the U.S.A. and Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, The Gambia, Cape Verde, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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