Sunday 7th June 2020

Purton     Five KITTIWAKES flew upriver at 8:27am. (per RBA).

WWT Slimbridge     On the Rushy this morning a female Ruddy Shelduck, 33 Shelducks and two broods, a pair of Teal, a female Wigeon paired to a hybrid male, 50 Gadwalls, eight Tufted Ducks, two Avocets, three Lapwings, two Redshanks, two Oystercatchers and a Grey Heron. Slimbridge Wetland Centre will re-open on June 10. Members of the public and WWT members must pre-book online to visit so we can manage numbers. (Slimbridge Sightings). 

Halmore    Birds this morning included at least three pairs of nesting Whitethroats, two Little Egrets over, a Green Woodpecker and a Jay. (Chris Newton). Pic by Chris.

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Ozleworth     A Spotted Flycatcher late afternoon at ST790945 by Goose Green radio tower. (Paul Rich).

Tuffley    A Red Kite flying over close to Robinswood Hill then chased by a Buzzard at SO827150. (Karen Lewis/Ian Elphick).

Gloucester    At 7:30pm at Port Ham pond, Alney Island, SO 81717 19443, a Cuckoo singing and several Reed Warblers and a Sedge Warbler singing from the reedbed. At 7:50pm across Castlemeads Way, SO 82375 18302, a Little Egret. (Ian Elphick).

Daneway Banks     A female Redstart today. (Colin Knight).

Hardwicke     A singing male Yellowhammer on wires along Pound Lane this afternoon. (MK).

Longney     This evening at the old orchards and along the Severn Way birds included a Little Owl, a Barn Owl, a Tawny Owl, seven Goldfinches, three Greenfinches, two Stock Doves, four Song Thrushes, two Chiffchaffs, three Swallows, five House Martins, two Grey Herons, a Buzzard and a Kestrel. (John Fletcher).

Cirencester     At Cirencester Park by the Polo Ground and the Ivy Lodge very large groups of Swallows and Swifts. Two pairs of Red Kites near the Queen Anne statue, and more large groups of Swallows and Swifts there. (Felicity Cobb).

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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