Wednesday 17th July 2019

Cirencester     A pair of Little Owls in Cirencester Park today. (Chris Snook/Clive Scarlett). Also in the Park this morning a Tree Pipit, two Hawfinches and a juvenile Cuckoo on the ride. (Michael Cook). Pic by Chris.

Little Owl 170719

Aston Down     A Red Kite over Aston Down airfield this afternoon. (Richard Parker).

Cam     Two Hobbies in fields behind Tesco today. (Jonathan Bull).

WWT Slimbridge     A Common Sandpiper and a Green Sandpiper in front of the Rushy and four Little Ringed Plover chicks from Hogarth hide today. Also the regular Kingfishers from Kingfisher hide. (Paul Dunham). Also three Greenshanks and four Green Sandpipers on the Tack Piece. (Andy Jordan/Terry Stevenson). Pics by Paul.

Common Sandpiper 170719

Green Sandpiper 170719

Little Ringed Plover chick 170719

Kingfisher 170719

Cheltenham     Five Sparrowhawks have fledged from a nest in Pittville Park. (John Sanders). Pic by John.

Sparrowhawks 170719

Ashleworth Ham     The Constant Effort ringing session this morning caught 95 birds. Summer visitors caught included six Redstarts, all juveniles, a freshly hatched juvenile Reed Warbler, seven Sedge Warblers (5 ads, 2 juvs), an adult Lesser Whitethroat, nine Whitethroats (1 ad, 8 juvs), ten Blackcaps (6 ads, 4 juvs), seven Chiffchaffs (1 ad, 6 juvs) and four Willow Warblers (3 ads, 1 juv). Residents caught included two juvenile Treecreepers, 13 Goldfinches, a Greenfinch, four Bullfinches and seven Reed Buntings (1 ad, 6 juvs). Also on the reserve a singing Reed Warbler,1-2 singing Sedge Warblers and a singing Willow Warbler, two Red Kites following the tractors and five Oystercatchers over. (Mervyn Greening/Mike Smart).

Gloucester     This evening at 5pm a Peregrine possibly carrying prey being pursued closely by a Lesser Black-backed Gull over Tuffley. (Ian Elphick).

Winchcombe     30+ Swifts screaming over the North Street area each evening this week.  Earlier throughout mid morning 20+ Swifts in low flight and flying under eaves of the church in North Street. (Nigel Wakerley).

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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