Saturday 8th July 2017

Forest of Dean    This evening three Nightjars (2m) churring from 9:35pm, a family of Stonechats with 3 or 4 juveniles and four Linnets. (Nick Hawkridge with BOC/Bristol Nats & GNS).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area the Peregrines and the three juveniles, Buzzards, Ravens, a Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaffs, a pair of Blackcaps, a Marsh Tit, Long-tailed Tits, Stock Doves, a Jay, an adult and a juvenile Grey Heron, a Nuthatch, a Tawny Owl calling, Swifts, Swallows and House Martins. Other sightings included Holly Blue, Marbled White, Small Tortoiseshell, Silver-washed Fritillaries, Comma, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Green-veined White, Small and Large White butterflies, White-legged Damselflies, Humming-bird Hawkmoths, Bank Voles and Wood Mice. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Daneway Banks     Two Ravens and at least one Redstart. Also four Large Blues and 12 Silver-washed Fritillaries. (Andy Lewis).

Tewkesbury     At Upham Meadow an adult Curlew and two chicks and a Sedge Warbler singing. At Mitton ten Mallards (two with broods of two and three ducklings), a Grey Heron, 12 Lapwings including three chicks and a Green Sandpiper 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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