Thursday 20th June 2019

Leighterton     A QUAIL calling in the cornfield along the Monarch’s Way from the cemetery between the first stone stile and Bennett’s Farm. A second QUAIL calling from the first barley field on the right after the stile. Both birds calling quietly again. (Barry Englefield).

Coaley Peak     A Spotted Flycatcher this afternoon at the NT reserve, in woodland just south of the small quarry at SO794008. (Vic Polley).

Frampton pools     The first Common Tern chick on the tern raft on the Sailing Lake tonight and seven adult birds, also a Cuckoo, 18 Swifts and a Great White Egret on Court Lake. (Nick Goatman).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair and another Peregrine on Great Doward Hill, a Red Kite, a male Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, Ravens, House Martins and Sand Martins, Swallows and Swifts, a Song Thrush, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, a Chiffchaff, Stock Doves and a pair of Kingfishers. Other sightings included five Fallow Deer including a doe with a newly born fawn, Painted Lady and Red Admiral butterflies, Bank Voles, a Field Mouse, two Hornets, and Hummingbird Hawkmoths. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

The Leigh     A pair of Yellow Wagtails and a Redstart today. (Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean     A Red Kite flew over Longhope village at 4:50pm. (Angela Carswell). Early afternoon at least 15 Long-tailed Tits worked through the garden and feeders at Forge Hill, Lydbrook. (Chris Sullivan).

Cheltenham    A noisy Peregrine flew over the Honeybourne line and on to Christ Church and circled the tower. (Howard Taylor).

Edge     At Rudge Hill NNR mid afternoon six Tree Pipits, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Willow Warblers, five Linnets and a Chiffchaff heard. (John Fletcher).

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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