Sunday 3rd June 2018

Frampton     A GRASSHOPPER WARBLER reeling late evening in the corner of the field to south of the Sailing Lake. (Nick Goatman). A Spotted Flycatcher in the garden this morning, a garden tick. (Gordon Kirk).

Cotswolds     Near Condicote a QUAIL heard to the NW from the minor road at SP147276 at midday, further S at the t-junction a singing male Redstart. At the Hawling triangle near the junction for Naunton a male Yellow Wagtail and a singing Corn Bunting. (Steve Brown).

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss Hide a drake GARGANEY on the scrape and two drake Wigeon today. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Between the Wharf and the Grundon hide a Cuckoo heard, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Whitethroats, Blackcaps, Swallows, Reed Buntings
Brimstone and Holly Blue butterflies, Silver Y moths, Four-spotted Chaser, Emperor and Black-tailed Skimmer dragonflies and Azure, Common Blue and Blue-tailed damselflies.
From the hide 14 Greylags, two Canada Geese, two Mute Swans, a Shelduck, several Lapwings and a Redshank heard. (Keith White).

Cherington     At Cherington lake this afternoon two Marsh Tits, seven Swifts, four Song Thrushes, two Buzzards, three Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, a Green Woodpecker and a Sparrowhawk. (John Fletcher). Pics by John.

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Longlevens     At 1pm a Little Egret flew E over the allotments at back of Park Avenue. Also a Green Woodpecker calling from the allotments and a male Broad-bodied Chaser at the garden pond. (Pam & Frank Bryant).

Stonehouse     A Reeves’s Pheasant in a garden today. (Liz Trotman per Richard Bland). Pic by Liz.

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Ashleworth Ham     This evening a pair of Canada Geese, a pair of Shelducks, a male Gadwall, a female Mallard with three small ducklings, a pair of Tufted Ducks, two male Lapwings and two Curlews came in at dusk. (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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