Saturday 27th July 2019

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area the Peregrine pair, Buzzards, Stock Doves, Swallows, House Martins, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Mandarins and a pair of Kingfishers. Other sightings included four Fallow Deer, a Wood Mouse, Hummingbird Hawkmoths and Gatekeeper, Red Admiral, Comma and Meadow Brown butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Forest of Dean     In the Cannop Valley a Dipper, a family of Grey Wagtails, a Pied Wagtail and Ravens. Other sightings included Common Blue and Azure Blue damselflies, Silver-washed Fritillaries, Comma and Ringlet butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Frampton     From Splatt Bridge this morning 17 Cormorants flew N, 50+ Dunlins flew in from the N, two Green Sandpipers, 12 Yellow Wagtails, a female/juvenile Marsh Harrier, four juvenile Kestrel, two juvenile Buzzards, a Peregrine and lots of Common Terns over. (Gordon Hodgson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds today included 11 Mute Swans, two Wigeon, eight Teal, two male Tufted Ducks and a female with six nearly full-grown chicks, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, a juvenile Marsh Harrier came over twice causing panic among ducks and Lapwings, still four juvenile Coots, 70 Lapwings, a Snipe, a Green Sandpiper and 5+ Reed Warblers. (Mike Smart).

Gretton     Two juvenile Great Spotted Woodpeckers and two juvenile Green Woodpeckers all feeding on ants in the garden today. (Roger Wasley). Pic by Roger.

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Longney Crib     Along the Severn Way early afternoon at low tide birds included four Stonechats at SO762118, three Sedge Warblers, 57 Canada Geese, a Little Egret, 45 Carrion Crows, a Raven, three Swallows and a Chiffchaff. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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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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