Sunday 30th June 2019

Cheltenham     An adult NIGHT HERON on the island of the boating lake at Pittville Park at SO 94920 23492 at 8:30am, but not seen again until 8:44pm. Also a Common Sandpiper and a Kingfisher. (John Sanders). NH pics by John, others by Mike.

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Night Heron 300619 2

Common Sandpiper 300619

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Coombe Hill Meadows    From the Grundon hide this afternoon four Shovelers, four Gadwalls, three Teal, a juvenile Garganey, four adult Tufted Ducks, five Little Grebes (3 ads & 2 juvs), four Little Egrets, a Hobby, an Oystercatcher, 19 Lapwings, two Curlews, a Redshank, two Green Sandpipers, three Common Sandpipers, 22 Swifts, two Sand Martins and two Reed Warblers. (Andy Jayne).

Berkeley shore     Eight Common Sandpipers this afternoon. (Paul Taylor).

Ebley     The Ring-necked Parakeet again at Foxmoor Lane stables at SO 82398 05555 at 7pm. (Carol Mein).

Tewkesbury     A Red Kite flew high over the garden E to W. (Les Ditchburn). On Severn Ham 2-3 Curlews, 3-4 Skylarks and 2-3 Reed Buntings singing. (Mike Smart).

Daneway Banks     c10 Swifts over today. (Felicity Cobb).

Cirencester     Two Grey Wagtails on the River Churn at the bottom of Gloucester Street bridge. On Riverside Walk two Grey Herons and a female Mallard with four ducklings. (Felicity Cobb). Pic by Felicity.

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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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