Monday 13th July 2020

Halmore     Four Common Cranes heard at 7:30am in a field of newly-cut barley stubble at SO701029 and then seen circling before flying off south. (Chris Newton). Pic by Chris.

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Frampton     Early morning a Crossbill in the the Ash trees at Splatt Bridge, flew towards the church and then returned. (Martin McGill).

WWT Slimbridge     On the Rushy 12 Black-tailed Godwits, four Avocets, a Green Sandpiper and an Oystercatcher. From Robbie Garnett hide two Green Sandpipers and five Lapwings. At Mid Point three Little Egrets, 18 Curlews, a Common Sandpiper, an Oystercatcher and Meadow Pipits feeding young. From Zeiss hide 30+ Lapwings, two pairs of Avocets with a chick, three Green Sandpipers, adult summer-plumaged Spotted Redshank, three Redshanks, two Little Ringed Plovers, eight Black-tailed Godwits, 60+ Dunlins and a female Common Crane, known as Ruby, with an unringed visiting bird of unknown origin. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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Slimbridge     A Red Kite over the Village Hall at 9:55am. (MK).

Winchcombe     12 Red Kites this morning. (Phil Cull).

Purton     This morning five Common Terns flew S and then an Arctic Tern spent 10 minutes off of Tites Point before heading E towards Slimbridge. (Francis Steuck).

Nailsworth     An all day passage of Swifts moving S. A sample count between 1:50-2:20pm 83 Swifts and 2 or 3 Hobbies. (Terry Grant).

Leckhampton    Eight Swifts over the Leckhampton area at 5:45pm. (Michael Barwick).

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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