Saturday 22nd June 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A summer-plumaged Spotted Redshank on South Lake from 11am until 4:15pm at least. (Dot Jones/Neil Smart). Pic by Jonathan Bull.

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Leighterton     Two QUAIL calling, three Corn Buntings, three Yellowhammers and a Roe Deer along Monarch’s Way from the cemetery this afternoon. (Shane Long). A QUAIL calling and a Corn Bunting singing at 9:22pm at ST82529050 just S of the village along the road going towards Knockdown and another Quail singing at 9:28pm further along that road at ST82609022. Also a Little Owl at Ashtree Farm, ST822906, on a telegraph post just S of the village on another road going S towards Didmarton. (Vic Polley).

Coaley Peak     A Spotted Flycatcher by the NT Quarry today. (Shane Long).

Tresham     A Red Kite and both Yellow Wagtail and Yellowhammer heard today. (Paul Taylor). A QUAIL calling and a Corn Bunting singing at 9:12pm at ST79669081 from the road just E of the village where a farm track goes S. (Vic Polley).

Stroud    Two Red Kites over at 4:30pm. (Andy Jayne).

Cheltenham    At Southam car boot sale a calling Raven over mid morning. (Howard Taylor).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Ten Mute Swans, a pair of Canada Geese with five goslings, a pair of Wigeon, at least 15 Gadwalls plus a female with nine ducklings (2nd site record), a male Shoveler, three Little Grebes, three Grey Herons, a pair of Coots with five chicks and another pair nesting, eight Lapwings, two Oystercatchers with at least one chick, Redshanks heard, a Cuckoo, several Reed Warblers and the odd Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Bisley     This evening 500+ Jackdaws, 100+ Carrion Crows, five Swifts, four Swallows, three House Martins, two Pied Wagtails and a Skylark. (John Fletcher).

Forest of Dean     At Cinderford Linear Park a male Blackcap, a Green Woodpecker, a Jay, a Chiffchaff and a Willow Warbler. Other sightings included Wood White, Peacock, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral, Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Small White, Common Blue and Grizzled Skipper butterflies, a male Broad-Bodied Dragonfly, Emperor Dragonflies mating, Large Red, Azure and Blue-tailed Damselflies and a Common Lizard. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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Symonds Yat      At Yat Rock viewpoint the resident Peregrine pair plus another Peregrine on Great Doward Hill, a Hobby, Buzzards, Ravens, Stock Doves, a Chiffchaff, a female Mandarin, a Spotted Flycatcher, House Martins, Sand Martins, Swifts and Swallows. Other sightings included a Rose Chafer, Hummingbird Hawkmoths, two Fallow Deer, Painted Lady and Speckled Wood butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Halmore    Two Tawny Owls hooting late tonight. (Chris Newton).

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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