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 and most recently South Africa.
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