Monday 17th July 2017

Forest of Dean     At Clearwell a Goshawk overhead above the garden and on the edge of Clearwell Meend. (Alan Waterman). A female Dark Green Fritillary feeding with Commas at Forge Hill, Lydbrook, a garden first. (Chris Sullivan).

Yanworth     A Spotted Flycatcher today. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard.Spotted Flycatcher 170717

Bisley area     A Red Kite, 20+ Swallows, 10+ Swifts, 10+ House Martins, two Bullfinches, two Yellowhammers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Skylarks, 6+ Buzzards, 6+ Chiffchaffs, a Jay, a Garden Warbler, a Willow Warbler, two Nuthatches, a Stock Dove and three Ravens. (Mark Grieve).

Stonehouse     A Goldcrest, several Goldfinches, a Greenfinch, a Chaffinch, a Song Thrush,  a Whitethroat, a Little Owl, a Buzzard and lots of Swallows in Horsemarling Lane today. (Alan Jones).

Cherington     This afternoon at Cherington Lake birds included a Sparrowhawk, two Spotted Flycatchers feeding young, two Grey Wagtails, two Bullfinches, five Swifts, nine Swallows, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Goldcrest, four Buzzards, two Chaffinches, 11 Coots (7 juvs), three Moorhens (1 juv), two Mute Swans and a Willow Warbler. Also dozens of Meadow Brown butterflies, a Silver-washed Fritillary and three Red Admirals. (John Fletcher).

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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