Wednesday 4th July 2018

Highnam Woods     No sign of the Grasshopper Warbler between 5:30am and noon, but two Spotted Flycatchers and two Marsh Tits. (Martin Greenish/Les Ditchburn/MK). Pic by Mike.

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Prestbury     A Ring-necked Parakeet flew over at 7:19am. It has been present a few weeks and calls quite often in the morning and occasionally in the evening but today was the first sighting. (Ken Heron).

Innsworth     A Ring-necked Parakeet feeding in Mottershead Drive at 7:05am. (Pam & Frank Bryant). A Ring-necked Parakeet flew over the garden from Innsworth camp direction towards Gloucester at 8:30pm. (Mark Easterbrook).

Longlevens     At 12:45pm 18 Long-tailed Tits in the garden at Park Avenue. (Pam & Frank Bryant).

Batsford      At noon a Red Kite circling over the deer park, and a Jay on and around the deer park fence. In the Arboretum a ground-feeding Green Woodpecker. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

WWT Slimbridge     A juvenile Cuckoo still being fed by a pair of Reed Warblers near Willow hide in the canopy above the path. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening three Sedge Warblers, a Reed Warbler, two Whitethroats, four Grey Herons and six Little Egrets, six Mute Swans, four Canada Geese (two goslings), an immature Shelduck, ten Teal, a pair of Redshanks with three young chicks and a pair with a full grown chick, four Little Ringed Plovers, a Snipe, a Black-tailed Godwit, two adult Oystercatchers with two chicks, an adult Lapwing with a full grown chick and 76+ migrant Lapwings, a Curlew and at least nine Green Sandpipers. (Mark Easterbrook/Mike Smart/Graham Smith).

Longney     At the old orchards mid afternoon two Barn Owls, a Buzzard, 19 Swifts, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, two Greenfinches, three Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, three Song Thrushes, a Bullfinch, two Reed Buntings (f & juv), six Sedge Warblers and four Reed Warblers. Also four Five spotted Burnet moths, five Commas and 50+ Meadow Browns. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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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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