Monday 8th July 2019

Tresham     At least three QUAILS calling late evening E of the village. (Paul Rich).

Sherborne     A QUAIL again calling just N of Northfield Barn this afternoon at 2:37pm. (Ken Heron).

Bagpath     Two Barn Owls at 8:45pm at Newington Farm. (Paul Rich).

Coombe Hill Meadows     An AVOCET, eight Green Sandpipers and two juvenile Yellow Wagtails this evening. (Ian Hull).

Lower Slaughter     A Spotted Flycatcher this evening, the first for 8 years. (Richard Tyler).

Forest of Dean     A male Redstart at Lower hide at Nagshead late morning today. (Paul Dunham). Pic by Paul.

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Tresham     This morning a male Whinchat on top of oil seed rape from the
track running S from Tresham near the overhead wires and a Hobby disturbing a flock of 40 Linnets, returning 10 minutes later. Also 2+ Corn Buntings. No cars down the track please, as the farmer is nervous about more thefts in this area. (Vic Polley).

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide over the high tide two Dunlins, 104 Avocets, two Ruff, seven Green Sandpipers, 22 Black-tailed Godwits and 36 Redshanks. (Ian Hull).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area the resident Peregrines including a Strathdon Cliff juvenile Peregrine nearby, two Red Kites, a Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, Ravens, Sand Martins, House Martins, Swifts, Swallows, four Mandarins, a Kingfisher, Stock Doves and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Other sightings included Red Admiral, Ringlet, Meadow Brown and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies, Hummingbird Hawkmoths, a Hornet, Rose Chafers, male and female White-legged Damselflies, Fallow Deer and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pics by Phil.

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North Cotswolds     A very large juvenile female Peregrine over this morning. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard.

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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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