Saturday 13th July 2019

Tewkesbury     At 3pm a WHITE STORK circling high over the battlefield, drifting SW. (Les Ditchburn).

WWT Slimbridge     At 12:55pm an immature Mediterranean Gull on South Lake. (Dot Jones). 

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area the resident Peregrine pair and two Strathdon Cliff juvenile Peregrines, Buzzards, Ravens, House Martins, Swallows, Swifts, five Mandarins and Stock Doves. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Forest of Dean     In the Cannop Ponds area Buzzards, Ravens and a family of Grey Wagtails. Other sightings included Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Large White, Comma and Red Admiral butterflies, a Golden-ringed Dragonfly, a Brown Hawker, Banded Demoiselle, Azure, Blue-tailed and Common Blue Damselflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Coombe Hill Meadows     12 Mute Swans, a pair of Canada Geese with five goslings, a male Wigeon, two female Gadwalls with a creche of c8 ducklings, several Mallards with ducklings, female Tufted Duck with six ducklings including a Mallard duckling, an adult and a juvenile Little Grebe, three Little Egrets, a Coot with four chicks, four Oystercatchers, two of them flying chicks, 15 Lapwings including two full grown chicks and a Green Sandpiper. Odd bursts of song from Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Willow Warbler, Whitethroat and Chiffchaff. Four Curlews on a neighbouring cut hayfield, the male and two colour-ringed chicks from the nest at Hasfield, accompanied by a third flying unringed juvenile, presumably from a successful local nest. (Mike Smart).

Cirencester     A pair of Parakeets, probably Ring-necked, in Cirencester Park today, reportedly present since the spring. (Janette McCall).

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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