Saturday 13th June 2020

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss Hide this morning a Turnstone with 56 Black-tailed Godwits, a Little Ringed Plover, 12 Redshanks and 50 Avocets. On the Rushy the female Ruddy Shelduck, a Greenshank and five Green Sandpipers. Members of the public and WWT members must pre-book online to visit so numbers can be managed. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Charlton Abbots     Near Charlton Abbotts a SHORT-EARED OWL and Barn Owl at 8:30pm. (Martyn Simmons). Pic by Martyn.

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Leighterton     In the area late evening three Yellow Wagtails and four singing Corn Buntings. (Paul Rich).

Longney      A pair of Egyptian Geese at Bush Crib, Longney this morning SO7605111958. (Steve Clarke).

Leckhampton     This morning a Red Kite over Leckhampton Church, and then flew over the town towards Cleeve. (Rod Leach).

Forest of Dean      At noon a Cuckoo heard from Forge Hill, Lydbrook, in the direction of Symonds Yat, the first this year. Also Red Kite drifting over westward around 1:40pm. (Chris Sullivan).

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook this morning a Reed Warbler singing in the reedbed, and a Lesser Whitethroat singing from a hedge on the southern boundary. (Rob Crofton). A Red Kite flew directly over the garden in Kingsholm SE to NW at 2:55pm. (Paul Clarke). At Tuffley two Red Kites at 3pm and 4pm. (Mark Hobson).

Edge     At Rudge Hill N.R. this morning two Tree Pipits, three Willow Warblers, two Chiffchaffs, three Linnets, four Swifts, two Swallows, two House Martins and two Buzzards. Butterflies included a newly emerged Dark Green Fritillary, Ringlets, Small Heaths, Common Blue, Marbled Whites and Large Skippers and masses of orchids including a single Bee Orchid. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Cleeve Hill     Around the Hill a family of Redstarts around the masts and c5 Dark Green Fritillaries with lots of Small Heath and Large Skippers. (Tom Mabbett). 26 Glow worms early this morning on the N side of the hill. (Stuart Galey).

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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