Wednesday 24th June 2020

Gloucester     An adult male RED-BACKED SHRIKE today at Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Area. Showing well along the hedge at the left hand side of the causeway until 9:30pm at least, although it did go missing for 40 minutes earlier. (Mike Broome). Park carefully in the layby at SO8653919045, additional parking across the road at SO8646918765. Shrike is roughly at SO8675719037. Pics by Mike.

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Pic by Andy Jordan.

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More pics by Chris Snook.

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Pic by Mike, swallowing a damselfly.

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A Red Kite lingering over Podsmead for the last few days. (Richard Cox).

Frampton     The SPOTTED CRAKE again tonight at Splatt Bridge, calling from 10pm. Listen from the gate on the towpath only. (Richard Baatsen).

Ashleworth Ham     Between 4:20-7pm today a QUAIL calling by Meerend Thicket. Calling on and off but sometimes ½ an hour between callings. It seemed to be between the floodwater and the lane and other times in the meadow beyond the floodwater. (Charles Martell).

Leighterton     A Little Owl on a small building between Ashtree Farm and Castle Farm on the road to Didmarton at ST821903 at 9:10 p.m; also two singing Corn Buntings  near Bennetts Farm. (Vic Polley).

Newent     In the garden nesting Spotted Flycatchers and a pair of Linnets on the patio this morning. (Dan Mason). Pics by Dan.

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Cheltenham     A Little Egret at Pittville Park again today. (Mike Beer).

Halmore     A Red Kite over fields flying towards Slimbridge/Gossington. (Paul Sutton).

Witcombe Reservoirs     A Little Egret today and a Red Kite circling overhead. (Owen Follis).

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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