Monday 20th July 2020

Coombe Hill Meadows     A GLOSSY IBIS this morning at 8:30am, then it flew into the Long Pool, which is no longer accessible (hide collapsed) or viewable. No further reports today. (N Workman per Rich Baatsen).

WWT Slimbridge    An eclipse GARGANEY from Zeiss hide at 10:30am, however it roosted behind an island and had not re-emerged by 2pm. (Ian Hull). Also a Green Sandpiper, five Little Ringed Plovers, 70+ Dunlins, 35+ Avocets plus a pair with four small chicks, 80+ Lapwings and a Little Egret. (Ian Hull/MK). Two juvenile Whinchats on the Middle Point cross-fence this morning. Three Egyptian Geese on the Rushy. (Paul Masters). At 1:20pm two very noisy Hobbies interacting at speed together over the tin shed field containing the Long-horned Cattle. (Les Ditchburn). The Spotted Redshank on South Lake from 3:20pm with 180 Black-tailed Godwits. Also a Kingfisher, two Little Ringed Plovers, seven Ruff, an adult Great Crested Grebe and juvenile, ten Dunlins, a Grey Heron, four Cormorants, five Lapwings, 15 Redshanks, two adult Avocets with four juveniles and four Buzzards. (Lisa Presland).

Frampton pools     A Grasshopper Warbler, a family of four Whinchats, a female Redstart, a Willow Warbler, five Whitethroats, 21 Blackcaps, 19 Chiffchaffs, four Reed Buntings, a Hobby, a male Wigeon and an adult Yellow-legged Gull. (Nick Goatman).

Cirencester     A Grasshopper Warbler reeling at the Bathurst Estate on farmland W of Stratton today. (Ken Cservenka).

Saul     A Grasshopper Warbler reeling in the overgrown stretch of the Frome, just before it goes under the ship canal at Saul Junction. Present for 6 days according to a boat owner. Also a female Grey Wagtail immediately below the Stroudwater lock off the ship canal. (Jake King).

Eastington     A juvenile Dipper on the Frome north arm just below Eastington School. (Jake King).

Bishops Cleeve     A Red Kite flying low over gardens before heading towards Gotherington. Also seen yesterday. (Nigel Tustin).

Forest of Dean     At Brierley this morning two Hawfinches, a Wren family including a juvenile and a Silver-washed Fritillary. (Nigel Gardener). Pic by Nigel.

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Longney     In the old orchards and along the Severn Way mid afternoon a Little Owl, 21 Swifts, two Greenfinches, three Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers, two Stock Doves, a Little Egret, a Song Thrush carrying food, a Raven, two Buzzards and two Comma butterflies. (John Fletcher).

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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