Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the resident Peregrine pair and another Peregrine on Great Doward Hill nearby, a Red Kite, a Hobby, a male Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, two Ravens, Swallows, Swifts, House Martins and Sand Martins, Chiffchaffs, a Kingfisher, a female Goosander with seven young, Stock Doves and nine Mandarins. Other sightings included a Bank Vole, a Wood Mouse, Fallow Deer, Hornets, Rose Chafers, Hummingbird Hawkmoths, a Speckled Bush Cricket, a White-legged Damselfly, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral and Painted Lady butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

WWT Slimbridge     A WOOD SANDPIPER from Zeiss hide today. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Cheltenham     No sign of the Pittville Park Night Heron today. At Pittville Lawn a Blackcap calling for at least an hour around 7am and a distant Goldcrest heard. (Howard Taylor).

Frampton     Between Cadbury Bridge and Splatt Bridge two Little Egrets, two Common Terns, a pair of Mute Swans with four cygnets, two Cormorants, a Kestrel, three Buzzards, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Swifts, five Chiffchaffs, a male Blackcap, a Curlew heard and a Marbled White. (MK).

Maisemore     Along Church Road near and around the pool and to the weir on the Severn this afternoon birds included the two released male Wood Ducks, the male Red Crested Pochard of origin unknown, two Mute Swans still sitting on a nest, 23 Mallards, four Tufted Ducks (2m, 2f), a pair of Kingfishers fishing, three Green Woodpeckers, four Blackcaps, five Goldfinches, a male Bullfinch, five Greenfinches, a Treecreeper, 11 Swifts, four House Martins, a Sparrowhawk and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening two Grey Herons, one with a large Eel, and a Little Grebe. (Lewis Pick). Pics by Lewis.

Grey Heron 020719

Little Grebe 020719

Canada Geese & Grey Heron 020719

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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