Sunday 26th July 2020

Saul Warth     A MANX SHEARWATER off the Warth at 5pm, but unfortunately predated by a Great Black-backed Gull. (Gordon Hodgson). Early morning 35+ Avocets, 220+ Dunlins, a Ringed Plover, 50+ Curlews, an Oystercatcher, four Little Egrets, a Kestrel, a pair of Ravens and a singing Willow Warbler. (MK/Neil Smart). Pics by Mike.

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Tuffley    A juvenile Willow Warbler in garden this morning. Also Crossbills heard flying over. (Mark Hobson). Five Swifts over the garden this morning. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Quedgeley    Two Willow Warblers in garden this morning. (Paul Masters).

Epney     This morning, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, two Common Gulls and six Sand Martins. (MK).

WWT Slimbridge     A WOOD SANDPIPER, five Green Sandpipers and a Little Ringed Plover on the Rushy. Two Little Stints and the Spotted Redshank still on South Lake. (Tom & Greg Mabbett). A juvenile CATTLE EGRET on the causeway on South Lake this morning. (Roberta Goodall).

Tewkesbury     A GREAT WHITE EGRET flushed along the River Avon on the Glos side then landed on the bank by the Sailing Club. Also a pair of Common Terns up high over a freshly cut field along the River Avon. (Sarah Loaring).

Stinchcombe Hill    A fourth successful Spotted Flycatcher pair on the Hill, and a fledged Cuckoo between North Nibley and Stinchcombe Hill this morning. (James Robinson).

Cleeve Hill     A juvenile Wheatear at the trig point between Wardens Wood and the masts. On the return walk a second Wheatear, a Whinchat, a family of Stonechats, a Corn Bunting, Yellowhammers and Whitethroats. Also Small Copper, Marbled White and many Gatekeeper butterflies. (Les Ditchburn). A Corn Bunting singing near Wontley Farm. (Rob & Gillian Guest).

Berkeley shore    A flock of 20 Yellow Wagtails, 7+ Oystercatchers, 5+ Curlews, two Common Sandpipers, three Kestrels and plenty of Swallows feeding along the roads. (Charlotte Foote/Tom Weston-McClung).

Nailsworth     1300+ Swifts flew S  between 2:20-3:25pm after feeding over fields at Hazelcote Farm, also a Red Kite. In various short counts throughout other parts of the day, 336 Swifts moving S down Nailsworth Valley. (Terry Grant).

Chipping Campden     A young Peregrine on the church this morning. (Martyn Simmons). Pic by Martyn.

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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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