Tuesday 27th June 2017

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon a QUAIL calling, two Cuckoos calling, a Red Kite over, five Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff, a Whitethroat and four Lapwings. (Chris Moore).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Mute Swans with eight cygnets, a Teal, 80 Mallards, a Shoveler, three Little Egrets, seven Cormorants over, two adult Oystercatchers with two chicks, 30 Lapwings, including young birds, two Redshanks with three young, two Little Ringed Plovers, a Curlews, two Green Sandpipers, a Cuckoo singing, a Grasshopper Warbler reeling persistently by the board walk, two Reed Warblers, also Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff and Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Frampton     First Common Tern chicks hatched today at the Sailing Lake, also 20+ Swifts and eight Great Crested Grebes including a juvenile. (Nick Goatman).

Sapperton     No sign of the Monarch butterfly of unknown origin at Daneway Banks GWT reserve at SO937034 today but 4+ Large Blue butterflies. (MK).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock Viewpoint the Peregrines and their three juveniles, a Goshawk, Buzzards, two Red Kites, Ravens, a Kingfisher, Jays, a Tawny Owl calling, a Mandarin with seven ducklings, Swifts, Swallows, House and Sand Martins. Other sightings included a male Club-tailed Dragonfly, Hummingbird Hawkmoths, Red Admiral and Speckled Wood butterflies, a Fallow Deer, a Bank Vole and a Wood Mouse. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Forest of Dean    At Cannop Ponds, juvenile Grey Wagtails and a Common Lizard today. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Gretton     A fledgling Mistle Thrush on the garden shed all afternoon, being fed every 20 minutes by the parents. (Roger Wasley). Flickr Pic by Roger.

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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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