Thursday 25th July 2019

Frampton pools     At the Sailing Lake early morning three Common Sandpipers, two Yellow Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail, five Pied Wagtails, a Yellow-legged Gull and a Reed Warbler feeding young. (Nick Goatman). Early afternoon three Little Egrets, four Common Terns, two juvenile Black-headed Gulls, the female Tufted Duck with four small ducklings, a pair of Great Crested Grebes with four young, probably three juvenile Sparrowhawks, one seen others calling, an Oystercatcher, a Green Sandpiper, a pair of Mute Swans with five cygnets and 88+ Mute Swans on Court Lake and a Grass Snake. This evening a Swift S over Court Lake at 7:45pm. (MK). This afternoon on Court Lake a LESSER EMPEROR and a small colony of SMALL RED-EYED DAMSELFLIES. (Martin McGill). Pics by Mike.

Green Sandpiper 250719

Oystercatcher 250719

Small Red-eyed Damselflies 250719

WWT Slimbridge    The SPOONBILL circled twice over the estuary at high tide, a female Marsh Harrier, 15 Green Sandpipers, seven Little Ringed Plovers, four Common Sandpipers, two Greenshanks and 11 Ruff. (Edward Betteridge).

Winchcombe     Two Stock Doves in a neighbour’s garden, one on the bird feeder. (Peter Rodgers).

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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