Saturday 9th June 2018

Frampton     A pale phase ARCTIC SKUA N over Splatt Bridge this morning. Also a Cuckoo. (Gordon Hodgson).

Slimbridge     A Red Kite drifted over Slimbridge village towards WWT this morning. (Scott Petrek).

WWT Slimbridge     A GREAT WHITE EGRET on the Tack Piece.  (Slimbridge Sightings). Two adult summer Mediterranean Gulls and a Little Ringed Plover on South Lake today. Also a second summer Mediterranean Gull on the Rushy. (Dot Jones/Jon Mercer).

Apperley     A  Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) on the River Severn. (Andy Pierce/Ingrid & Colin Twissell). Pic by Andy.

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Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area the resident Peregrines, two female Sparrowhawks, Buzzards, Ravens, Swifts, Swallows and Sand Martins, a Great Spotted Woodpecker with one young, a Jay, Stock Doves, a Grey Heron and a Lesser Black-backed Gull eating an Eel on the shingle river bank below the viewpoint. Also a Club-tailed Dragonfly, Hornets, a Rose Chafer, a Speckled Bush Cricket, a Wood mouse, a Speckled Wood butterfly and a rare mariscolore form female Common Blue butterfly. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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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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