Saturday 23rd June 2018

WWT Slimbridge     Two SPOONBILLS actively feeding this morning from Robbie Garnett hide, present until 12:30pm at least. Also six Little Egrets, at least two Green Sandpipers and a Greenshank reported. (Slimbridge Sightings/Paul Rich). Pics by Mike.

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Hidcote     A Spotted Flycatcher in the old orchard at Hidcote N.T. today. (Stephen Grundy).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Seven Mute Swans, a pair of Canada Geese with two goslings, a male Wigeon on the Long Pool, a female Mallard with five ducklings, three Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, a pair of Oystercatchers with at least two almost fledged chicks, at least 77 Lapwings, an immature Little Ringed Plover, three Redshanks, a Curlew, a Cuckoo still singing, five Swifts, singing birds included a Reed Warbler, Skylark, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, c6 Reed Buntings and a Yellowhammer. At Lower Apperley a late burst of song from a Lesser Whitethroat. (Mike Smart).

Charlton Kings     A Red Kite soaring over Cox’s Meadow today, a garden first. (Louise Bride).

Forest of Dean     A Red Kite over Five Acres today at 12:50pm. (Brian Pendrey). Pic by Brian.

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Cheltenham     A Tawny Owl around and settling on several houses in St Nicholas Drive for at least half an hour from 10:30pm. (Laurie Pierce).

Symonds Yat      In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrine pair, two Red Kites, Buzzards, Ravens, Swallows, House Martins, Swifts, a Chiffchaff, two Song Thrushes, Stock Doves and a Blackcap. Also Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Large White and Marbled White butterflies, a Rose Chafer, a Garden Chafer, a Cockchafer, a Common Green Grasshopper, a female White-legged Damselfly, a Pipistrelle Bat, a Slow Worm, Wood Mice and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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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