Monday 22nd July 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN in the reeds below Zeiss hide at 11am. (Ian Hull). It showed briefly at 3pm for about 2 minutes, then it took off and landed on the opposite side of the reedbed. (Jonathan Bull). Pics by Jonathan.

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Frampton pools    Around the Sailing Lake a Great White Egret, a Little Egret, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, 9+ Common Terns, at least five juveniles, a Sparrowhawk harassing the terns from a dark corner of the lake, two juvenile Black-headed Gulls on a nest platform, four pairs of Great Crested Grebes, a pair with two and a pair with three young, a pair of Little Grebes, a pair of Oystercatchers, four Kestrels, two Reed Warblers and a Treecreeper. On plough south of the Sailing Lake 200-300 Black-headed Gulls, six Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Common Gull, five Pied Wagtails and 20+ Swifts feeding. (MK). Also this evening a Common Sandpiper, 12 Chiffchaffs, ten Blackcaps and three Bullfinches. (Nick Goatman). Pic by Mike.

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Epney    An adult Yellow-legged Gull S of the Anchor Inn on the river at 12:45pm. (MK).

Netheridge Farm     Two Common Terns low S over the Barn Owl Centre at 7:50am. (Mark Hobson).

Tresham     Late afternoon two Yellow Wagtails on Hatherall’s Barn midway between Tresham and the A46. (Vic Polley).

Cotswold Water Park East   Around Pit 132 SU169974 birds included two Egyptian Geese, a female Tufted Duck and six  tiny ducklings, two Common Terns, two Great Crested Grebes, 24 Greylags, ten Canada Geese, 11 Mallards including seven ducklings, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, four Mute Swans, 18 Lapwings, 28+ Sand Martins, five Sedge Warblers, a male Stonechat, five Stock Doves, five Chiffchaffs, three Green Woodpecker including a juvenile, a Grey Wagtail, two Song Thrushes, a male Blackcap, two Buzzards and three Red Kites. (John Fletcher/Jake King).

Prestbury     A Buzzard and four Red Kites present during mowing today. (Josh Adamms). Pic by Josh.

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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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