Tuesday 26th July 2016

Daneway    At Siccaridge Wood GWT reserve (SO935035)  a Cetti’s Warbler seen and heard at a pond at the W end of the wood. There were no records from this area during the atlas years, but Cetti’s have been noted nearby in the Stroud valleys before. (Andy Jayne).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake today 3-4 Whinchats (3 juvs & a female), a juvenile Yellow Wagtail and a juvenile Stonechat. Butterflies included a Green-veined White, several Meadow Browns and a first sighting for this site of a SMALL PEARL-BORDERED FRITILLARY. (Alan Baxter).

Symonds Yat    The Peregrine pair and their juvenile male, a Red Kite, Ravens, Buzzards, a juvenile Grey Heron, a Green Woodpecker, four Stock Doves and two Marsh Tits. Also Holly Blue, Small, Large and Green-veined White, Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper butterflies and Hummingbird Hawk Moths. (Chris & Phil Andrews).Symond

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Mute Swans with four cygnets, c75 Greylags, four Canada Geese, a juvenile Shelduck, c60 Mallards, four Teal, four Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, a pair of Coot with four juveniles and a pair at the Wharf with two juveniles, c80 Lapwings, two Little Ringed Plovers (ad & juv), a Redshank, four Green Sandpipers, three Snipe, two Stock Doves, seven Long-tailed Tits, some Swallows passing, Sedge Warblers, a Chiffchaff feeding young, a Whinchat, two Pied Wagtails and a Yellowhammer singing. (Les Brown/Mike Smart/Ian Hull/Rob Pruden). Also a Mistle Thrush feeding one well grown youngster. (Ian Hull).

Sherborne     Two Whitethroats, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Buzzard and two Ravens today. (Ben Hilder).

Bisley     This evening 19 Swifts, six House Martins, eight Swallows and a Buzzard. (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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