Monday 4th July 2016

Ashleworth Ham     From Meerend thicket hide this afternoon a male Wigeon. (m), five Linnets, four Swallows, five Whitethroats, a Buzzard and a Fox which made a failed attack on the ducks. (Pic by John). Along Stank Lane two Curlews, eight Swallows, three Buzzards, a family of five Bullfinches, two Sedge Warblers and a male Reed Bunting. (John Fletcher).Fox & Ducks 040716Cotswolds     Along the River Coln, Quenington to Fairford this morning a Dipper feeding two fledglings at Rag Hill SP 14900 03836, two Kingfishers, five Pied, two Grey and a Yellow Wagtail, a Hobby over, a Little Owl, a Treecreeper, three Willow Warblers, a female Sparrowhawk chasing a Blackbird, seven Lapwings and three Skylarks. Also a Water Vole at SP 14718 03565 and a Painted Lady. (Michael Cook).

WWT Slimbridge     A MARSH HARRIER around the Dumbles still this morning.  (@slimbridge_wild).

Tewkesbury      At Severn Ham 40 House Martins, three Linnets, two Reed Buntings singing and a Moorhen with chicks. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Mute Swans with four cygnets, a juvenile Shelduck, two Teal, a female Mallard with six freshly hatched ducklings, three Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, six Lapwings, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, a Curlew, a Green Sandpiper, an adult Redshank guarding two very small chicks on the island, two Reed Warblers, 1-2 Sedge Warblers, Whitethroats and Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Tirley     A Willow Warbler in the garden today. (Mark Grieve).

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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