Friday 29th July 2016

Longney     This evening a Little Egret, a Hobby, two Oystercatchers, two Common Sandpipers, a Redshank, a second-summer Mediterranean Gull and a Yellow Wagtail. (Andy Jayne).

Stanley Downton    A Red Kite over the fields at Stanley Downton, early afternoon, then flew SW. (Paul Sutton).

Cheltenham     A Kingfisher today on the River Chelt at Copt Elm Close SO964209. (Laurie Pierce).

WWT Slimbridge      A Marsh Harrier still around the grounds today. Also ten Green Sandpipers and a Common Sandpiper. (Roberta Goodall).

Tirley     In the garden four Chiffchaffs and two Lesser Whitethroats, in the hedgerow above the cottage a Spotted Flycatcher, a male Redstart, two Chiffchaffs and a Willow Warbler. (Mark Grieve).

Frampton     The first juvenile Common Tern off the raft and flying today at the Sailing Lake.  (Nick Goatman).

Duntisbourne Rouse    This evening in a field near Duntisbourne Rouse a mixed flock including three Yellowhammers, eight Goldfinches, two Linnets, a Corn Bunting  and c6 Chaffinches, and a Red Kite overhead at Winstone. On the same road very early this morning a Barn Owl hawking the same field. (Michael Cook).

Ebworth     Migrants included four Swifts, 51 Swallows, four House Martins, six Linnets and a Whimbrel. Birds present included a Kestrel, a Buzzard, four Linnets, 14 Yellowhammers, 20 Goldfinches, six Stock Doves and two Corn Buntings. (John Fleming).

Great Barrington     Adult and juvenile Little Owl today. (Philip Roberts). Pics by Philip.Little Owl 1 290716

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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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