Wednesday 12th June 2019

Leighterton     Along the lane between Leighterton and Didmarton a TURTLE DOVE flew S along the lane at 4:50pm. Also a Hobby here. (Terry Grant).

Forest of Dean     A male and a female Cuckoo at Crabtree Hill this morning. (Piers Suckling/Rob Husbands).

Gloucester     This afternoon at 3:30pm a Red Kite drifted northwards across Robinswood Hill. (Ian Elphick).

Winchcombe     At Langley Lane at midday a Greenfinch, a Linnet, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Buzzard, three Blackcaps, a Chiffchaff and 20+ Swallows and House Martins. (Stuart Galey).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening 16 Mute Swans, a pair of Canada Geese with five goslings, a pair of Shelducks, a pair of Gadwalls, 30 Mallards including two females with three and seven ducklings, a drake Shoveler, a pair of Tufted Ducks, the Coot nest on south scrape has hatched, a pair of Oystercatchers with two chicks, 15+ Lapwings including five young, at least four adult Redshanks and a fledged chick, four Curlews came in to roost, a Cuckoo and at least three Sedge Warblers still. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     Two Lapwings and two juveniles, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, four Canada Geese, a very noisy Great Spotted Woodpecker family, a Cuckoo calling, distant Curlews heard bubbling trill and a Kingfisher in flight. (Martin Russell). Pic by Martin.

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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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