Monday 18th July 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A ringed White Stork (green ring Z1213) following tractors on the Tack Piece and perching on the chimney of the old Scott Cottage outside the centre, present until 4:35pm at least. This ringed bird is different from the bird seen last month. (@slimbridge_wild).

Ashleworth Ham    From the hide, seven Lapwings, a Little Egret, two Blackcaps, a Nuthatch , nine Swallows, three Grey Herons, an eclipse male Wigeon, two Stock Doves and two Ravens today. (Mark Grieve).

Eastleach Martin     3+ QUAILS still calling late evening in wheat fields close to road and one seen in flight N of Eastleach Martin at SP20600754. (Stuart Matthews).

Cotswold Water Park (East)     On Pit 111a two female Tufted Ducks, one with one duckling and one with two ducklings. Also two Common Terns, nine Cormorants, a Cetti’s Warbler heard and a male Sparrowhawk. On Pit 111b nine Red Crested Pochards including three well-grown young. On Pit 111 a Red Kite, two Reed Warblers, a pair of Great Crested Grebe with four young, five Gadwalls, two Little Grebes, two Reed Buntings, two Common Terns, seven Cormorants, a drake Shoveler, 20 Mallards, a Little Egret, a Buzzard, a Green Woodpecker, two Tufted Ducks and an Oystercatcher heard. On Pit 126 two Egyptian Geese, seven Common Terns (pic by John F), two Sedge Warblers singing, 30 Mallards, 40 Tufted Ducks and four Great Crested Grebes (3 juvs). (John Durell/John Fletcher).Common Tern 180716

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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