Saturday 1st July 2017

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead from Lower Hide a Kingfisher, a Redstart, three Grey Wagtails (1f, 2 juvs), a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Goshawk calling repeatedly and two Stock Doves. A Peregrine heard begging, audible for much of the morning in the car park and a Silver-washed Fritillary. (Steve Brown). At Abenhall this morning a Hawfinch flying into broadleaf woodland, three Ravens, a male Sparrowhawk, 20+ Swifts, 20+ House Martins, a Hobby, six Buzzards, a Whitethroat and a Green Woodpecker. (Rob Husbands).

Newnham-on-Severn     Sedge Warblers, Goldfinches, a pair of Bullfinches, Pied Wagtails, Swallows and House Martins. Also Small and Large White, Ringlet, Comma and Gatekeeper butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     At Yat Rock a WHITE ADMIRAL in the car park and from the viewpoint early afternoon much activity from the Peregrines, a Goshawk, a Hobby, a Red Kite, a Sparrowhawk, four Ravens, several Buzzards, a Green Woodpecker,Swifts, Swallows and House Martins. Also a female Club-Tailed Dragonfly, a White-legged Damselfly, a Hummingbird Hawk Moth, Red Admirals, Large and Small Whites, a Holly Blue, Speckled Wood, two Silver-washed Fritillaries and a Fallow Deer.(Steve Brown/Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Tewkesbury     A pair of Egyptian Geese near the Marina and a Little Egret near Twyning on the River Avon. (Georgie Thwaites).

Whitminster     A Red Kite circling overhead at 12:25pm. (Martin McGill).

Frampton     At the pools a Redstart, a Common Sandpiper, two Treecreeper families being fed, two Yellowhammers and six Common Terns. (Nick Goatman).

Upham Meadow     Four adult Curlews and two young, two Common Sandpipers along the Avon, 1+ Sedge Warbler and 2+ Reed Buntings still singing. (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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