Thursday 14th July 2016

Coombe Hill Meadows     A GREAT WHITE EGRET from 9:30am today. (Ian Hull). At least six Whinchats at Coombe Hill Meadows including an adult male. (Graham Smith). Also today along the canal a singing Chiffchaff, 50 Swallows and House Martins at the Wharf car park and two Reed Buntings. Butterflies included Brimstone, Meadow Brown, Green-veined White, Speckled Wood, Large White and dragonflies included Brown Hawker, Emperor, Common Darter, Ruddy Darter, Black-tailed Skimmer, Broad-bodied Chaser, Large Red and Common Blue damselflies. From the hide a Little Egret, a Redshank, several Lapwings, 25 Sand Martins and a Swift. (Keith White). Pic by Martin Greenish.Great White Egret 140716

WWT Slimbridge      A OSPREY fishing a few feet off Middle Point to Dumbles edge, lingering, making repeated attempts to catch fish 3pm. (@slimbridge_wild).

Eastleach Martin     Three QUAILS still this morning in wheat field close to road (heard only) N of Eastleach Martin at SP20600754. (Thomas Chinnick).

Hempsted      An adult male Whinchat at Netheridge Farm this afternoon. (Mark Hobson).

Epney     A sub-adult Yellow-legged Gull and later an adult.  (Mark Dowie/Jeremy Squire).

Twyning     A Red Kite over Abbots fishing pools at Church End today. (Sarah Loaring).

Cotswolds     A Red Kite seen drifting NW over A436 at Hampen at 10:35am.  Later at 2:40pm at Great Rissington six Red Kites and three Buzzards attracted by tractor cutting a hay meadow. (John Widgery).

Stroud    A Dipper on the River Frome near the viaduct this afternoon. Also two Grey Wagtails and a Grey Heron on the canal nearby. (Trevor & Sue Clayson). Pic by Sue.Dipper, Stroud


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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