Thursday 11th July 2019

Cirencester    A pair of Spotted Flycatchers in the Park this morning. (Chris Snook). Pic by Chris.

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Coombe Hill Meadows    The two colour-ringed juveniles and adult female Curlew from Hasfield Ham nest again today. Also two Red Kites, two Buzzards and a Sparrowhawk. (Ian Hull).

Ashleworth Ham    This morning 73 birds caught during the Constant Effort Site ringing visit. Best bird was a juvenile Grasshopper Warbler, which had already completed its post-juvenile moult, so may not have been locally bred. Other notables included a juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Redstarts (ad & 2 juvs), seven Sedge Warblers, eight Whitethroats, two Lesser Whitethroats, four Blackcaps, two Willow Warblers, eight Chiffchaffs, 11 Goldfinches, two Bullfinches and four Reed Buntings. On the reserve a Reed Warbler still singing and small numbers of Sedge Warblers and Reed Buntings singing. (Mervyn Greening/Barrie Mills/Mike Smart).

Cleeve Hill     A Kestrel, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, Goldfinches, Linnets, Ravens, Yellowhammers, a Green Woodpecker and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Other sightings included Large Skipper, Marbled White, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown and Brown Argus butterflies, Cinnabar and Chimney Sweeper moths and Common Blue damselflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Leighterton     Two Red Kites at 5:20pm over the A46 near Leighterton. (Paul Sutton).

Lower Slaughter    At Slaughter Manor two Greenfinches in a fir tree by the church. (Howard Taylor).

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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