Tuesday 17th July 2018

Berkeley shore     A Greenshank this evening, also five Common Sandpipers and four Teal. (Paul Taylor).

Saul Warth     A Whimbrel at Hock Ditch at 8:50am. (Martin Greenish).

Halmore     This morning at least two Purple Hairstreaks, a Hobby and a Buzzard over and a pair of Kestrels with at least two recently fledged juveniles. (MK). Pic by Mike.

Kestrel 170718

Purton    At Purton timber ponds a Common Tern and four Mandarins this morning. (MK). Pics by Mike.

Common Tern 170718

Mandarin 170718

WWT Slimbridge     A juvenile Mediterranean Gull on the Rushy showing well in the Black-headed Gull roost this morning. (Tim McGrath).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrines, a Goshawk, Buzzards, Ravens, a Blackcap, Swifts, Swallows, House and Sand Martins, Stock Doves, a Grey Heron, a Song Thrush and a Green Woodpecker. Also Rose Chafers, Hummingbird Hawk moths, Bank Voles, Fallow Deer and Silver-washed Fritillary, Small and Large White, Holly Blue, Painted Lady, Common Blue, Speckled Wood, Ringlet and Gatekeeper butterflies. (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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