Thursday 10th June 2021

Frampton pools     At lunchtime three Hobbies, eight Common Terns, a Kingfisher, a Cettis Warbler, a Whitethroat, three Swifts, a Swallow and the Ross’s Goose back with the Barnacle Geese. (Nick Goatman).

Twyning     At Upham Meadow this the morning a Mute Swan, 15 Canada Geese, an Oystercatcher and c5 Curlews. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     c20 Mute Swans, a pair of Canada Geese still with six goslings, a female Shelduck, three Teal, a male Gadwall, 50+ Mallards, three Tufted Ducks (2m, 1f), three Little Egrets, the QUAIL still calling strongly in the meadow along the canal, two Oystercatchers, two adult Lapwings and a fully grown juvenile, a Cuckoo singing, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Reed Warbler singing by boardwalk. (Mike Smart). The QUAIL calling on and off through the day. Also a GREAT WHITE EGRET and three Little Egrets including a juvenile.

Forest of Dean    At Nagshead a Pied Flycatcher, four Spotted Flycatchers, five Redstarts, a Treecreeper, two Goldcrests, two Buzzards, six Song Thrushes, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Willow Warbler and Swifts, Swallows and House Martins today. (Eric Harris).

Gloucester     This morning on Alney Island around Port Ham pond two Cuckoos, a male calling and a rufous female seen flying into the reedbed. Around the Island two Lesser Whitethroats singing, two Sedge Warblers singing from the Hawthorn scrub near Telford’s Bridge and a Reed Bunting singing from Port Ham pond. Also a couple of Whitethroats about. (Ian Elphick).

Longney     Around the old orchards this afternoon five Redstarts, two adults and three juveniles, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, three Chiffchaffs, four Sedge Warblers, two Stock Doves, two Blackcaps, 55 Jackdaws and four Song Thrushes. (John Fletcher).

Redstart by John Fletcher

Berkeley      A Red Kite heading towards Slimbridge at 2:05pm. (Clare Glanville).

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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