Thursday 19th July 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     From the Grundon hide two Wigeon, a Gadwall, Grey Herons, a Lapwing flock, two Little Ringed Plovers, two Green Sandpipers, and a pair of Wheatears. Along the canal and towpath two Buzzards, a female Redstart, Sedge Warblers, Swallows, House Martins and Greenfinches. Also Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Common Blue, Comma, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Peacock, Red Admiral, Large, Small and Green-veined White butterflies and Silver-Y Moths, Emerald, Common Blue and Banded Demoiselle damselflies, Emperor, Brown Hawker, Southern Hawker, Four-spotted Chaser, Black-tailed Skimmer, Ruddy Darter and Common Darter dragonflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Sharpness     A juvenile Little Ringed Plover this evening on the outer dock basin before flying off high south at 8:20pm. (Andy Jordan).

Saul Warth     Pre-7:30 am two adult Mediterranean Gulls with 500+ Black-headed Gulls, 21 Dunlins, 61 Curlews, six Black-tailed Godwits on the river, a Cuckoo in the sheep paddock and two Siskins S. (Francis Steuck).

Quenington/Fairford     Along the Coln valley from Quenington to Fairford today. A family of four Dippers at Rag Hill, a Grey Wagtail, two Kingfishers, two Grey Herons, seven Coots, four Moorhens, three Pied Wagtails and Otter spraints near Cuckoos Corner. Three Bullfinches (2m, 1f), two male Blackcaps, a Whitethroat, three Wrens, eight Chaffinches, 14 Goldfinches, a Mistle Thrush, a pair of Tufted Ducks, eight Mallards, a Little Grebe, a female Stonechat at SP 14787 03029. Three Buzzards, a Kestrel, a Red Kite, a Grey Partridge and a Stoat, at SP 14304 02789. Two Linnets, two Yellowhammers, a Coal Tit, a Marsh Tit, three Corn Buntings on wires at SP 14291 03080. On uncut thistle flowers numerous common species of butterflies but notably a White Letter Hairstreak. (Michael Cook).

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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