Tuesday 2nd August 2016

Tirley     In the hedge above the cottage three Spotted Flycatchers, a male Redstart, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Chiffchaff, 15+ House Martins, a Bullfinch and a Swift over S. At Haw Bridge 28 Swallows on wires. (Mark Grieve).

Symonds Yat     From the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrines, their juvenile male and an intruding juvenile female Peregrine, four Buzzards, Ravens, Stock Doves, a Marsh Tit, two Jays, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Tawny Owl calling. Other sightings included Holly Blue, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, a Speckled Wood, Green-veined, Small and Large White butterflies, Hummingbird Hawk Moths, three adult Fallow Deer and a fawn, a Wood Mouse and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Mute Swans with four cygnets, a Greylag, three juvenile Shelducks, two Little Egrets, three Grey Herons, three Lapwings, two Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper, a Reed Warbler, 3+ Sedge Warblers, 1 or 2 juvenile Chiffchaffs and at least four Whinchats still. (Mike Smart).

Twyning    At Upham Meadow all the hay has now been cut, but still six newly-fledged juvenile Curlews today. (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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