Thursday 26th July 2018

WWT Slimbridge     Three Curlew Sandpipers from Zeiss hide at 9:50am. (Duerden Cormack). A Clouded Yellow butterfly on the hedgerow on walkway to Mid Point this morning. (Les Ditchburn).

Cleeve Hill     A Wheatear perched on the sheep dip fence at midday. (Martin Greenish).

Gloucester     A Ring-necked Parakeet on Heron Way between Painswick Road and Hawthorne Avenue. It flew across the road from left to right along the top of the bank of the brook. (Matt Williams).

Longlevens     Three Swifts this morning and a Red Kite over in the afternoon, a garden tick. (Mike Smart).

Selsley Common     A young Skylark on the Common today. Also five male Chalkhill Blues (pic), 60-70 Common Blues, 10-12 Brown Argus and several Small Heaths. (Chris Newton). Pics by Chris.

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Frampton     A Yellow-legged Gull on the Sailing Lake this afternoon. (Jeremy Squire).

Berkeley     A male Hobby flew through the garden in Old Brookend this afternoon. (Jeff Kirby).

Ashleworth Ham     Four Buzzards, a Peregrine on a pylon, Linnets and a Bullfinch family. Other sightings included Small, Large and Green-veined White, Brown Argus (pic), Common Blue, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Copper and Holly Blue butterflies, Common and Ruddy Darter and Brown Hawker dragonflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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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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