Saturday 22nd July 2017

WWT Slimbridge    A juvenile Mediterranean Gull, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, five Little Ringed Plovers, a Greenshank, a Cetti’s Warbler, 48 Redshanks and 16 Green Sandpipers today. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Symonds Yat    From the viewpoint today the Peregrines, a Goshawk, a male Kestrel, a female Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, Swallows, Swifts, House Martins, a female Bullfinch, two Little Egrets, eight Mistle Thrushes, Ravens, a Jay, Stock Doves, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Kingfisher. Other sightings included Gatekeeper, Silver-washed Fritillary, Comma, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Green-veined, Large and Small whites, Red Admiral and Holly Blue butterflies, Hummingbird Hawkmoths, White-legged Damselflies, Wood Mice and Bank Voles. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Winchcombe     At 8:15am a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER in a private garden in an old apple tree foraging for insects. (Gill Worthington). Record shot by Gill.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 220717

Redbrook     A Redstart on Offa’s Dyke north of Redbrook at SO534113. (Geoff Fawcett).

Ashleworth Ham     A CE ringing session brought a catch of 93 birds including a juvenile Kingfisher, a juvenile Grasshopper Warbler, nine Sedge Warblers, 32 Whitethroats, seven Blackcaps, 11 Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers and nine Reed Buntings. Also around the reserve an adult male Peregrine, c20 House Martins and 20 Swallows. (Mervyn Greening/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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