Sunday 6th June 2021

Awre     A SHORT-EARED OWL at 1:40pm, then flew across the river towards Slimbridge at 1:45pm. (Lewis Thomson).

Sherborne Meadows     This morning four Red Kites, a Barn Owl, a Kingfisher, two Ravens, a Marsh Tit, six Reed Warblers, four Garden Warblers, four Treecreepers and seven Reed Buntings. Nearby in the Windrush Airfield area three Red Kites, a Little Owl, eight Yellow Wagtails and 11 Corn Buntings. Also a Hobby soaring and catching insects over Compton Grove near Compton Abdale this afternoon. (Andy Jayne).

Stinchcombe Hill    Two SPOONBILLS flying over high at 8:50pm heading in the Slimbridge direction. (James Robinson).

Frampton pools     A Cuckoo, a Red Kite, two Hobbies, eight Common Terns, a Yellow Wagtail, three Cetti’s Warblers, eight Whitethroats, a Treecreeper with young, four Black-headed Gull pairs with young, a Wren feeding young and also a Roe Deer. (Nick Goatman).

Gloucester    On and around Alney Island this afternoon a Cuckoo, a Yellowhammer, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Goldcrest, a Song Thrush and two Buzzards. (Simon Hart).

Berkeley      A Red Kite flew over Old Brookend heading towards Slimbridge at 6:06pm. (Clare Glanville).

Bridgend     At 5pm three Red Kites circling northwards towards Stonehouse and another at 6:30pm going directly over the house and towards Stonehouse. (Paul Sutton).

Cobney Meadows     Two Mute Swans, two Canada Geese still with goslings, a Tufted Duck, two Grey Herons, four Curlews, two singing Redstarts, 5+ Sedge Warblers, 2+ Whitethroats and 2+ Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

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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