Saturday 9th July 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A WOOD SANDPIPER from Robbie Garnett hide today and later on South Lake. (Paul Daunter/Neil Smart).

Sharpness     Three Whimbrels, a Little Egret and four Oystercatchers today. (Ben Hilder/John Cruise).

Berkeley shore     Two adult Yellow-legged Gulls, 17 Common Sandpipers and 11 Sand Martins flew S. (Paul Taylor).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead Song Thrushes, a Blackcap, a Bullfinch, young Nuthatches and Ringlet butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint, the Peregrine pair and the juvenile male, a pair of Common Sandpipers, a Kingfisher, Ravens, Buzzards, a Bullfinch calling, two Jays, Long-tailed Tits and Swifts, Swallows and House Martins. Other sightings included three Fallow Deer and a fawn, two Hornets, two Holly Blue and many Ringlet butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Tirley Sandpits     Six Chiffchaffs, six Stock Doves, three Blackcaps, a Lesser Whitethroat, 8+ Whitethroats, 6+ House Martins, 17+ Swallows, 2+ Yellow Wagtails, 7+ Skylarks, a Redstart, 24+ Swifts, a Sedge Warbler (only the 2nd patch record in 15 years), a Red-legged Partridge, two Bullfinches, two Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker and two Yellowhammers. (Mark Grieve).

Bricklehampton     Three Green Woodpeckers, an adult and two juveniles, in the garden today. (Chris Snook).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Mute Swans with four cygnets, a juvenile Shelduck, three female Mallards with families of four, five and six ducklings, two Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, three pairs of Coot with four, one and one chick, three Little Ringed Plovers (two adults, one immature) and an adult Redshank with at least one chick on the island. (Mike Smart/Les Brown).

Ashleworth/Hasfield Hams     An adult Wigeon, two female Mallards with ducklings, a Grey Heron, a Green Sandpiper and three Coot. On Hasfield Ham two Ravens, a female Cuckoo and an adult Curlew guarding two fully grown flying young. (Les Brown/Mike Smart).

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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