Monday 15th July 2019

Leighterton     This evening two Little Owls again. Also a QUAIL calling from the same area, around ST824906. (Paul Rich).

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide the SPOONBILL still distantly on the estuary, a summer-plumaged Little Stint, 11 Little Ringed Plovers, 16 Redshanks, two Greenshanks, a Grey Plover, a Black-tailed Godwit, three male Ruff, a Green Sandpiper, 29 Dunlins, 114+ Avocets, a Yellow Wagtail. Three Red Kites following a grass cutting tractor at the southern end of the reserve. (Ian Hull/Neil Smart).

Edge     At Rudge Hill NNR early afternoon a Red Kite, a Buzzard, three Meadow Pipits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Nuthatch. Also dozens of Marble Whites and Meadow Browns, a Dark-Green Fritillary and a Ringlet. (John Fletcher).

Cheltenham  Two Peregrines high over the southern end of Pittville Park at 1:45pm. (Howard Taylor). Five Swifts together this morning circling the Westbourne Drive-Pittville Circus Road area. (Clare McNulty).

Kingscote     A Barn Owl near Newington Farm at 8:30pm. (Shane Long).

Ashleworth Ham     Two Red Kite viewed from hide late morning. (Les Ditchburn). Also two Little Egrets. (Rob Downes).

Cam    Two Hobbies over Cam and screaming parties of Swifts, including 30+ over Woodfield Road, Dursley. (Scott Petrek/MK).

South Woodchester     30 screaming Swifts over this evening. (Matt Wood).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning a Hobby,  a Kingfisher, a drake Wigeon and four Curlews. (Rob Downes).

Thrupp     A Grey Wagtail chick being fed by an adult at Griffin Mill Lock today. (Helen Bojaniwska).

Stroud    Two fledged Grey Wagtails with parent, a female Mandarin and three Commas at Wallbridge today. (Richard Williams).

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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