Tuesday 18th July 2017

Frampton     A female GOLDEN ORIOLE early morning at the Sailing Lake by the Blue Pool (top end), the adult Yellow-legged Gull again, three Common Sandpipers and 11 Great Crested Grebes. (Nick Goatman).

Bledington     A Red Kite over today. (Karen Hollies).

Hasfield Ham     Two Whinchat feeding on grasshoppers this evening. (Martin Greenish).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area the Peregrines and their three juveniles, Buzzards, Ravens, Swifts, Swallows, House Martins, a Pied Wagtail and Stock Doves. Other sightings included Green-veined, Large and Small White, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Silver-washed Fritillary, Red Admiral, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Ringlet and Peacock butterflies, Hummingbird Hawkmoths, White-legged Damselflies and a Common Darter. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

Peregrines 180717

Paganhill     A Hobby flew over S near Wyatt House at SO840056 at 8:50pm. (Duerden Cormack).

Alderley     A Hobby over the village late evening, mobbed by c10 Swifts and other hirundines. (Vic Polley).

Daneway Banks/ Siccaridge Woods     Two juvenile Buzzards, a Jay, two Green Woodpeckers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Coal Tits, a Marsh Tit, 10+ Swifts, several each of Swallows and House Martins and a Muntjac.  Butterflied included a Silver-washed Fritillary, a Red Admiral, a Comma, c5 Common Blue, a Speckled Wood and numbers of Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Gatekeeper, Marbled White and Meadow Brown.  Also several 6-spot Burnet moths. (Steve Brown).

Lechlade     A Common Tern over the the village centre and a Red Kite, also 15+ House Martins and 10+ Swifts. (Mark Grieve).

Fairford     A Red Kite, 10+ House Martins and 6+ Swifts today. (Mark Grieve).

Sapperton     A Grey Wagtail by the Daneway Inn today. (Mark Grieve).

Stroud     A Kingfisher flew over the A419 adjacent the river Frome/Thames-Severn canal at SO8496804917 Dr Newtons Way early this morning at low level between moving cars. (Michael Cook).

Quedgeley     At SO8112013622 Newhaven Way in the balancing pond adjacent to Asda a Grey Wagtail, a Blackcap and a Whitethroat in the scrub at 9:05am and a very late Orange Tip butterfly. (Michael Cook).

Bussage     15+ House Martins and 8+ Swifts today. (Mark Grieve). On Buddleia in the Garden a Painted Lady, first this year. (Michael Cook).

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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