Wednesday 25th July 2018

Stinchcombe     A juvenile Crossbill on power lines at Stinchcombe Hill golf club this morning. (James Robinson).

Innsworth     Two Ring-necked Parakeets again this evening in a private garden. (Mark Easterbrook). Pic by Mark.

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Haresfield Beacon     No sign of the Turtle Dove this morning. Birds included two fresh Willow Warblers, two Chiffchaffs, one singing, two Whitethroats, a male Blackcap carrying food, an adult and a juvenile Buzzard and a female Roe Deer with twin fawns. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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Frampton pools     This morning two GREAT WHITE EGRETS, six Little Egrets, a Teal, a Great Crested Grebe with three young, two Water Rails and 68 Coots. (Nick Goatman).

Ashleworth Ham     Late evening until dark birds included two Sedge Warblers. a Common Sandpiper, three Grey Herons, a Willow Warbler, a Reed Bunting, a Peregrine, a Stock Dove, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers heard and male and female Tawny Owl calling. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish).

Halmore     Goldfinches drinking regularly from the garden pond and a young blackbird bathing there. A Sparrowhawk on a woodpigeon kill in the fields. Also a blue-phase female Emperor dragonfly ovipositing in the pond. (Chris Newton). Pic by Chris.

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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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