Thursday 28th June 2018

Forest of Dean     No sign of the Golden Oriole at Spruce Ride today, birders on site until 1:30pm at least. Five Hawfinches including a juvenile at Spruce Ride and 11 Crossbills and a Garden Warbler nearby at Horse Lawn. (Andy Jayne). A WHITE ADMIRAL and five Silver-washed Fritillaries at Spruce Ride. (Heather Hobson).

Ashleworth Ham     Two Buzzards, a Chiffchaff, a male Reed Bunting, a Sedge Warbler, a male Blackcap, two Grey Herons, a Willow Warbler, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallows, and House Martins. Other sightings included Beautiful and Banded Demoiselles, Large Red and Azure Blue damselflies, a male Broad-bodied Chaser, Ringlet, Comma, Small White, Large White, Green-veined White, Red Admiral, Brimstone and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies and a pair of Leopard Moths mating. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Cheltenham      A Tawny Owl has been a regular visitor each evening this week but last night accompanied by two vocal young, in St Nicholas Drive. Also two Hedgehogs in the garden. (Laurie Pierce).

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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