Saturday 30th July 2016

Nailsworth     An OSPREY flew W at 4:40 pm and dropped to tree top height over Windsoredge, heading towards Woodchester Park. (Terry Grant).

Tirley Sandpits     15+ Chiffchaffs, two Ravens, four Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 15+ House Martins, 21+ Swallows, 4+ Bullfinches, 13+ Whitethroats, two Green Woodpeckers, two Skylarks, two male Redstarts, two Pied Wagtails, two Stock Doves, two Willow Warblers, a Yellowhammer and a Lesser Whitethroat. (Mark Grieve).

Edge     At Rudge Hill NNR 14 Meadow Pipits, two Buzzards, eight Long-tailed Tits, four Chiffchaffs, two Bullfinches and a Green Woodpecker. (John Fletcher).

Symonds Yat    In the Yat Rock area the Peregrine pair and juvenile male, a Goshawk, Buzzards, 15 Ravens kettling together, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrushes, Pied Wagtails and a Goldcrest. Other sightings included Large White, Holly Blue, Painted Lady, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Green-veined White,  Small Tortoiseshell and Gatekeeper butterflies, Hummingbird Hawk Moths and a buck Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Mute Swans with four cygnets, a juvenile Shelduck, a Teal, six Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, 60 Lapwings, an immature Redshank, at least three Green Sandpipers, two Redstarts, three Whinchats, Sedge Warblers still churring in ditches, a few juvenile Chiffchaffs calling from hedges and a Reed Bunting. (Les Brown/Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury     At Severn Ham ten Black-headed Gulls , a Swift, three Skylarks, 100 Rooks and 15 Carrion Crows. (Mike Smart).

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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