Sunday 7th July 2019

Churchdown     An OSPREY seen heading N over the M5 near junction 11 at 6:30pm. (Darcia Gingell).

Tresham area     A QUAIL calling at 8:20 this evening. (Paul Rich).

Windrush     A QUAIL calling briefly just after midday W of Windrush Airfield. (Andy Jayne).

Sherborne     A QUAIL calling regularly just N of Northfield Barn this afternoon. (Andy Jayne).

Forest of Dean     A Common Sandpiper at Cannop ponds today. (Nick Hawkridge/Alan Daniells & Avon BOC walk).

Stinchcombe Hill     A Hobby, a Spotted Flycatcher and two Ravens over this morning. Also a few Dark-Green Fritillaries on the wing and lots of Marbled Whites still. (James Robinson).

Frampton     A Hobby over Court Lake early evening. (Paul Dunham). Also today a pair of Black-headed Gulls on Blue Pool with at least two young, first breeding for the pools. (Nick Goatman). Pic by Paul.

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Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Hobbies (ad & juv), a Buzzard, a Sparrowhawk, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Greenshank, four Green Sandpipers, 17 Lapwings, six Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, four Little Grebes, six Coots (4 juvs), 14 Mallards, seven Canada Geese, nine Mute Swans, four Willow Warblers, six Blackcaps, two Sedge Warblers, two Chiffchaffs, six Greenfinches, a male Bullfinch, five Long-tailed Tits, two Swallows and two Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Dave Stone/John Fletcher/Les Ditchburn). Pic by Dave.

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Gloucester    Two Red Kites at 2pm over the Linden area of Gloucester. (Jonathan Smith).

Cirencester     Along Riverside walk a female Mallard with one remaining duckling and a juvenile Grey Heron. In Cirencester Park nine Commas and a Fox. (Felicity Cobb). Pic by Felicity.

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Aylburton Warth     Birds included a pair of Shelducks at Aylburton with a creche of 16 ducklings, three Grey Herons, a Buzzard, 30 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 130 Herring Gulls, five Black-headed Gulls, 20 Swifts, a Pied Wagtail, 3+ Reed Warblers and a juvenile and three male Reed Buntings and a juvenile. (Barrie Miles/Mike Smart).

Guscar Rocks    Birds included 32 Canada Geese, a pair of Shelducks with seven ducklings, three Grey Herons, 280 Black-headed Gulls, two Common Gulls, six Oystercatchers, 45 Lapwings, 410 Curlews, ten Redshanks, two Common Sandpipers, a Yellow Wagtail and a fresh juvenile Wheatear. (Barrie Miles/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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