Saturday 29th July 2017

WWT Slimbridge    A CATTLE EGRET on the Rushy today from 10:35am. (Paul Daunter). Also a Marsh Harrier, 30+ Dunlins, a Garden Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Pochard, two Common Terns and a juvenile Kingfisher. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Newbridge     Late morning a GREAT WHITE EGRET flew N over Newbridge towards Bourton-on-the-Water. (Richard Tyler).

Gloucester     Three Whinchats at Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Area this morning. (Andy Jayne).

Saul Warth     Four Whimbrels, 34 Curlews, 6+ Ringed Plovers, 60+ Dunlins, ten Sanderlings, a Turnstone and six Common Terns (5 juvs) late morning. (Gordon Hodgson).

Berkeley shore     Two juvenile Stonechats and a juvenile Wheatear today. (Paul Taylor).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area the Peregrine pair and their three juveniles, a Goshawk, two Buzzards, a male Kestrel, Ravens, a Little Egret, Swallows, Swifts, House Martins, a Jay, Stock Doves. Other sightings included a mating pair of Clouded Magpie Moths, Red Admiral, Green-veined White, Holly Blue and Common Blue butterflies, Hummingbird Hawkmoths and a Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Cheltenham     A party of four Ravens over Naunton Park, a female Sparrowhawk and a party of Long-tailed Tits including juveniles. (Steve Brown).

Leckhampton     At Leckhampton Church two begging juvenile Sparrowhawks a begging Buzzard and two Stock Doves.  Along the footpath from the church to Leckhampton Hill another begging Buzzard, two Green Woodpeckers and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Steve Brown).

Crickley Hill     A Yellowhammer this afternoon. Also Chalkhill Blues and an Essex Skipper. (Duerden Cormack).

Stonehouse     A Hobby flew W near Stonehouse Court Hotel at 5:25pm. (Duerden Cormack).

Coombe Hill Meadows     The Little Ringed Plovers family still, an adult female and a juvenile Kestrel trying to catch the young Little Ringed Plovers. Also eight Canada Geese, 100 Mallards, 180 Lapwings, five Green Sandpipers, two Snipe and at least eight Sedge Warblers. The Long Pool hide is closed because of a Hornet’s nest. (Mike Smart).

Birdlip     A Red Kite over village. (Mark Grieve).

The Camp     A Raven over today. (Mark Grieve).

Longlevens     A female Southern Hawker by the garden pond for 10 minutes, the first for many years. (Pam & Frank Bryant).

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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