Monday 15th June 2020

Purton     This morning a SANDWICH TERN flew S down the canal and spent 5 minutes hunting around the timber ponds. Also a 3rd calendar year Yellow-legged Gull loafing on the river and a Siskin flew W. (Francis Steuck).

WWT Slimbridge      An adult WOOD SANDPIPER on the Rushy today, also 65 Black-tailed Godwits, a Little Ringed Plover and a female Pintail. On the Tack Piece five Green Sandpipers and a Little Ringed Plover. On South Lake 87 adult Avocets and 38 chicks, a pair of nesting Little Ringed Plovers and a pair of Oystercatcher with two young. A Cetti’s Warbler singing along the boardwalk, a Cuckoo heard singing from Mid Point and from Zeiss hide a pair of Reed Warblers feeding a juvenile and a Peregrine. 1 or 2 young Grass Snakes in the Dragonfly pool along South Finger and an adult Little Grebe feeding a juvenile at Kingfisher hide. (Martin McGill/Ian Hull/Paul Rich/MK). Members of the public and WWT members must pre-book online to visit so numbers can be managed. Pics by Mike.

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Little Ringed Plover 150620

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Stinchcombe Hill     16 Crossbills flew over W this morning. (James Robinson).

Nailsworth     A Red Kite flying SE at 1pm and this evening at 6:50pm an adult LITTLE GULL flew W. (Terry Grant).

Gloucester     A Cuckoo heard at Alney Island at midday today. (Bridget Kemp).

Quedgeley    Two Shelducks heading SE over Shelduck Road at 9pm this evening. (Steve Pullen).

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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