Tuesday 9th July 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed around Pits 85a and b birds today included three Common Terns, a Kingfisher, a Red Kite, an Oystercatcher, three Lapwings, two Buzzards, a Kestrel, a Little Grebe, a pair of Mute Swans with eight cygnets, 13 Mallards, male and female Tufted Duck, a Gadwall, two Grey Herons, four Bullfinches, two Greenfinches, three Grey Wagtails, a Green Woodpecker, two Stock Doves, five Swifts, a Swallow, two Cetti’s Warblers, eight Sedge Warblers including a family of five, three Reed Warblers and seven Reed Bunting. (John Fletcher/Jake King).

Forest of Dean     At Whitecroft Siskins visiting the garden, a red and yellow ringed Dipper along the brook between Whitecroft and Parkend, a Beautiful Demoiselle and a Marbled White. (Bernie Dumbleton).

Stroud    At 7:45am along the Thames- Severn canal two Grey Wagtails, one at Thrupp and one at Bowbridge. Also a Cormorant resting on a factory roof. (Nikki Smith).

Cheltenham     Four young Sparrowhawks in a nest at Pittville Park are close to fledging. (John Sanders). Pic by John.

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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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