Friday 4th June 2021

Aylburton Common     This morning a ROSE-COLOURED STARLING landed on a house along Sandford Road briefly at 9:30am, then flew off S towards the river. Likely the one seen later at Oldbury PS, South Glos from 9:55am. (Jonny Gentle).

Winchcombe    A HONEY BUZZARD disturbed from Langley Hill wood above Winchcombe at 6:10 pm this evening. It flew N towards Evesham and into Worcestershire. (Steve Owen).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A QUAIL singing from early morning, again at midday and again at 7:15pm in the fields near to the car park. (Eric Harris/Paul Masters/Mark Dowie). Also heard calling yesterday. (Graham Smith). This afternoon two Curlews, dragonflies included Four-spotted Chasers, a Hairy Dragonfly, several Blue-tailed Damselflies and a Grass Snake in the canal. (Paul Clark).

Forest of Dean     This morning at Nagshead, a Wood Warbler, two Garden Warblers and three Redstarts. At Woorgreens a juvenile Stonechat and at Crabtree Hill two Tree Pipits, two Redstarts, a Grizzled Skipper and a Dingy Skipper. (Vic Polley & Dave Pearce).

Sudeley Hill      A QUAIL heard briefly in a wheat field today. (Andy Lewis).

Ashleworth Ham     Birds this afternoon included two Curlews, 16 Coots, 33 Mallards, a Wigeon, male and female Tufted Duck, a Lapwing, 13 Mute Swans, 13 Greylags, five Grey Herons, a Little Egret, two Moorhens, a Cuckoo, two Bullfinches, two Blackcaps, three Chiffchaffs and four Whitethroats. (John Fletcher).

Fairford     A escaped Diamond Dove today. (Paul Stockwin).

Diamond Dove by Paul Stockwin

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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