Saturday 23rd July 2016

Eastleach Martin     Two QUAILS calling N of Sheephouse Farm at 1pm, also a singing Corn Bunting. (Jon Mercer).

WWT Slimbridge     A Little Ringed Plover and a Greenshank on the Rushy, five Ruff (2 males) and a Common Sandpiper on South Lake and c15 Green Sandpipers on site. (Paul Taylor).

Frampton     Seven Yellow Wagtails (2 juvs), two Grey Wagtails, a Lesser Whitethroat, eight Whitethroats, five Reed Warblers, two Garden Warblers and four Yellowhammers today. (Nick Goatman).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Area this evening a Lapwing, a Common Sandpiper and a Snipe still present and also two Kingfishers, three Whinchats, a Stonechat, a Yellow Wagtail and 60 Goldfinches. (Andy Jayne).

Symonds Yat     The resident Peregrines and their juvenile male, Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, two juvenile Goshawks, Ravens, two Mandarins, a Kingfisher and four Goosanders. Also a Painted Lady, a Silver-washed Fritillary, Gatekeeper, Ringlet, Large and Small White, Meadow Brown and Holly Blue butterflies and Hummingbird Hawk Moths. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Coombe Hill Meadows    A pair of Mute Swans with four cygnets, a Greylag, an eclipse Wigeon, a Teal, 60 Mallards, eight Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, three pairs of Coots with nearly full grown young at the Wharf, south scrape and Long Pool, 80 Lapwings feeding on cut hayfields, a Little Ringed Plover, a Green Sandpiper, a Yellow Wagtail, a Reed Warbler and at least five Sedge Warblers. Belated news of a Marsh Harrier reported on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th July. (Les Brown/ Mike Smart).

Forthampton     Beside the River Severn near Forthampton a male Curlew with three just-flying chicks on 21st July, still there today with at least two chicks. (Mike Smart).

Clapton-on-the-Hill     Two Buzzards, 50+ Lapwings, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Little Egret today. Also a Weasel. (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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