Friday 8th July 2016

Eastleach Martin     Two QUAIL calling close to the road on Locombe Hill N of Eastleach Martin in a wheat field early morning. Both seen in flight occasionally. Also 1+ Corn Bunting and a Red Kite. (MK).

WWT Slimbridge     A very ragged female MARSH HARRIER flew past Mid Point over the Turkey Oaks towards the 100-Acre at noon. Also an adult Yellow-legged Gull on the Dumbles edge at high tide. A Common Sandpiper and 10+ Avocets at the river’s edge, a Green Sandpiper from Robbie Garnett hide and two Little Egrets from Martin Smith hide (pic by Mike). (MK).Little Egret 080716.jpgFosse Bridge     A Spotted Flycatcher this afternoon. (Richard Tyler).Spotted Flycatcher 080716

Ashleworth Ham     A Grasshopper Warbler still reeling this evening at 10pm. (Mark Hobson).

Walmore Common    This evening a juvenile Wheatear and a Redstart. (Andy Jayne).

Northleach    Several pairs of Lapwings just outside of Northleach and three Red Kites. Also a Sparrowhawk being mobbed by House Martins near Farmington. (Ben Hilder).

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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