Saturday 29th June 2019

Frampton pools     Around the pools this evening a Hobby, a Great White Egret, ten Little Egrets, a Yellow-legged Gull, five Common Terns and five chicks, 12 Swifts, 126 Mute Swan, 34 Barnacle Geese, 72 Greylags and 22 Canada Geese. (Nick Goatman).

Symonds Yat     At Yat Rock, two Peregrines, two Ravens and two Kingfishers active on the river. (Steve Brown).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead, a juvenile female Goshawk calling from conifers then chased off by crows. A Marsh Tit and a Great Spotted Woodpecker both feeding fledglings. At Wenchford a family party of Grey Wagtails today. (Steve Brown).

Longney     At Longney Crib late morning three Little Egrets, two Oystercatchers, two Pied Wagtails and two Blackcaps. (John Fletcher).

Quedgeley    25 Lapwings over Shelduck Road at 8:30 this evening. (Steve Pullen).

Kingswood     Five Red Kites together above the Wickwar Road today. (Paul Sutton).

Stonehouse     A Green Woodpecker flew up off the open grass at Boakes Drive then looped over the canal into Bridgend at 7:45pm. (Paul Sutton).

WWT Slimbridge     No confirmed sightings of the Little Bustard on the Dumbles since Wednesday evening despite a report to the contrary. It could still be present in the long grass but is looking unlikely.

Sherborne     Swifts this morning taken over the village by Richard Tyler. https://richardtyler.zenfolio.com/

Swift 290619 1

Swift 290619 2

Coombe Hill Meadows     13 Mute Swans, a Greylag, a pair of Canada Geese with five goslings, two Shelducks, nine Gadwalls, four Shovelers, three pairs of Tufted Ducks, two Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, at least three Little Grebes (two immatures and an adult seen probably a second whinnying), a pair of Coot with six chicks and another adult incubating, 12 Lapwings including two full-grown chicks, 1-2 Green Sandpipers, a Curlew, still song from Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury     On the Severn below Lower Lode a Cormorant, a Common Sandpiper, 2-3 Sand Martins around the colony, a Cuckoo singing, a Redstart, a Lesser Whitethroat still singing and several singing Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

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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