Saturday 30th June 2018

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area the Peregrine pair, Buzzards, Ravens, a male Sparrowhawk, Swifts, Swallows, House Martins, a Grey Heron, a Blackcap, a Mistle Thrush and five Mandarins. Also a White-legged Damselfly, a Rose Chafer and Meadow Brown, Ringlet and Large White butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead reserve dipping pond Buzzards, Ravens, a female Blackcap and Swifts. Also Silver-washed Fritillaries, Large, Small and Green-veined Whites, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Ringlet and Large Skipper butterflies, Azure and Large Red Damselflies, Broad-bodied, Four-spot Chaser and Southern Hawker dragonflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Coombe Hill Meadows     One or two Lapwings probably with chicks, an Oystercatcher with at least one full-grown chick, two adult Redshanks with two flying chicks from different broods, a Curlew, 180 Lapwings feeding on southern meadows, a Green Sandpiper, a Black-tailed Godwit, a male Ruff with a black ruff on orange plumage, c9 Teal, five Mute Swans, two Canada Geese with two goslings, two Little Egrets, three Gadwalls, a Cuckoo still singing, at least two Reed Warblers singing and still song from Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat and Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Cobney Meadows     A Green Sandpiper today. (Mike Smart).

Cheltenham     A pair of Swifts flying over Pittville Circus Road this evening. (Clare McNulty).

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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