Friday 12th June 2020

Gloucester     A Red Kite overhead in Longlevens at 8:14 this morning, a garden tick. (Dave Stone).

WWT Slimbridge     The female Ruddy Shelduck back on the Tack Piece this morning. Also a female Marsh Harrier distant over the Top New Piece. From Hogarth Hide a Little Ringed Plover and plenty of young Avocet, one taken by a Peregrine. (Paul Clark).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake at 11am 90+ Mute Swans, six Common Terns, a pair of Yellow Wagtails, adult and juvenile Pied Wagtail, a Cuckoo calling, three Swifts, six Sand Martins, a House Martin, a Swallow, a male Reed Bunting and male Black-tailed Skimmer. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Coombe Hill Meadows     A Ringed Teal (or hybrid) still today on the Snipe Pool. (Jeff Kirby). Pic by Jeff.

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Edge     Around Rudge Hill NNR a Tree Pipit, two Meadow Pipits, 24 Swifts, two Swallows, seven Willow Warblers, two Chiffchaffs, three Buzzards, a male Kestrel and many Marbled White butterflies. (John Fletcher).

Forest of Dean     A juvenile Blackcap at Nagshead this morning, on the path near the car park moved to the edge where it’s parent was calling. (Chris Keeling).

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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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