Friday 26th June 2020

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

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide three GARGANEYS on the Top New Piece. Also a Greenshank, two Knot, 35 Avocets, 34 Redshanks and two male Ruff. On the Rushy 53 Black-tailed Godwits, six Avocets and a Green Sandpiper. Another Green Sandpiper on the Tack Piece. On South Lake 116 Avocets including chicks, a Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper and two Little Ringed Plovers. (Ian Hull/Dot Jones).

Forest of Dean     At May Hill two pairs of Stonechats on top of the Hill, it’s suspected one pair has bred. Also a Garden Warbler singing in the scrub lower down the Hill. (Rob Guest). At St. Briavels a Red Kite flying in a westerly direction at 1:30pm. (Bob Broughton).

Coombe Hill Canal     At least 12 Sedge Warblers, mostly in family parties, and three female Emperor dragonflies laying eggs. (Roger Wasley). Pics by Roger.

Sedge Warbler 260620

Emperor Dragonfly 260620

Gretton     A Stoat looking for prey in the garden early evening. (Roger Wasley).

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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