Wednesday 26th June 2019

Shab Hill     A female RED-BACKED SHRIKE this afternoon in an overgrown paddock at SO934156. (Simon Colenutt). Present until 8:45pm at least. Pics by Mike. 4th pic by Richard Tyler.

Park in the large free car park at SO931154 then walk back towards the Air Balloon Inn until you come to a phonebox, very carefully cross the busy A417 at SO933157 to the cycle path marked with a blue sign. Walk past Four Winds house on your left and the paddock is on your right. 

Red-backed Shrike 260619 1

Red-backed Shrike 260619 2

Red-backed Shrike 260619 3

Red-backed Shrike 260619 4

WWT Slimbridge     The LITTLE BUSTARD remained hidden in the long grass on the Dumbles again and was seen a couple of times up to 11am. Just seen again at 7:30pm. Patience and a scope are recommended.  (Roger Treeby/Roberta Goodall). Also 40+ Avocets over and in the Rushy 20+ Avocets with chicks, a Mediterranean Gull and a Little Ringed Plover. (MK). Pics by Mike.

Avocets 260619

Mediterranean Gull 260619

Little Ringed Plover 260619

Southrop     At sunrise this morning a QUAIL calling from the old Southrop aerodrome. (Mike Cook).

Fretherne    A QUAIL flushed in the top meadow along the path from Hock Ditch towards Arlingham today. (Martin Greenish/Michelle Davies). 

Eastleach     A Spotted Flycatcher, a Lesser Whitethroat and two Grey Partridges near the dew pond at Macaroni Woods. (Mike Cook).

Lechlade     Two Hobbies at the Old Lechlade Gravel pits. (Mike Cook).

Longney     At the old orchards and along the Severn Way and hedgerows this afternoon a female Marsh Harrier, a Little Owl, two Greenfinches, nine Goldfinches, six Sedge Warblers heard, two Reed Buntings, two Green Woodpeckers, a Swift, two Swallows, a Buzzard and two Sparrowhawks. (John Fletcher).

Rodborough     A Red Kite over Rodborough Pavilion this morning. (Seb Buckton).

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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