Wednesday 17th June 2020

Selsley     Three Crossbills flew over the village at 8:40am heading towards Nailsworth. (Richard Hearn).

Tetbury     A Red Kite over the centre of the town at 10:45am. (Donna Cook).

Ashleworth Ham     A Red Kite on the reserve this morning. Also six Mute Swans, 20 Mallards, three Curlews and a Little Egret. (Gordon Avery/Mervyn Greening/Brenda & Peter Emberson).

WWT Slimbridge     The Ruddy Shelduck on the Tack Piece this morning and a Lesser Whitethroat near the hide. On the Rushy four Green Sandpiper, 47 Black-tailed Godwits and a Little Ringed Plover. Members of the public and WWT members must pre-book online to visit so numbers can be managed. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Cheltenham     A Reed Warbler singing by the boating lake at Pittville Park mid-morning. (Rob Homan). Also a pair of Goldcrests feeding juveniles this morning. (Martin Harrison).

Stroud    1 or 2 Dippers on the River Frome today and eight Mandarins on the canal. (Mike Davis).

Forest of Dean     At May Hill today 6+ Linnets and a singing male Stonechat. (David Dexter). Pic by David.

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Stonehouse     Two broods of Mute Swans on the canal between Boakes Drive and Bond’s Mill each with six cygnets. From the Ocean to Bond’s Mill, a male and a female Blackcap and a second male on the railway embankment. At least seven singing Chiffchaffs and Swifts over. A pair of Buzzards over Stanley Downton. (Paul Sutton).

Miserden     Two Buzzards, a female Kestrel, two adult female Great Spotted Woodpeckers at Miserden park nurseries and Swifts over. Nearby a Yellowhammer along the road to Daneway. (Paul Sutton).

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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