Sunday 17th July 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A SPOONBILL circled over the Rushy at 11:15am then headed off N. (In Focus Slimbridge).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Five Whinchats, a pair of Mute Swans with four cygnets, a juvenile Shelduck, a Redshank, three Grey Herons, three Little Egrets, a Curlew, three Little Ringed Plovers (1 ad, 2 juvs), two Dunlins, 21 Lapwings, a Tawny Owl calling, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10+ Long-tailed Tits, a Kingfisher, four Whitethroats, five Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers, four Blackcaps, four Sedge Warblers, a Cetti’s Warbler, six Reed Buntings, a Sand Martin, six Swifts, 15+Swallows and 12+ Goldfinches. (Les Waring/Mark Grieve/Mike Smart). Pic by Les.Whinchat 170716

Cherington     At Cherington Lake seven Swifts, two Grey Wagtails, a Buzzard, a Nuthatch, two Bullfinches, a Goldcrest, seven Coots, four Mallards and a female Tufted Duck today. (John Fletcher).

Tirley  Sandpits     A Bullfinch, five Chiffchaffs, a Grey Heron, 7+ Swallows, six House Martins, a Blackcap, a Raven, 20+ House Martins, 1+ Yellow Wagtail, four Whitethroats, a Yellowhammer, a Stock Dove and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Mark Grieve).

Selsley West     On edge of the common 17 House Martins, a male Kestrel, six Goldfinches, two Greenfinches, five Swallows and three Long-tailed Tits today. (John Fletcher).

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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