Friday 11th June 2021

Condicote    5-6 Corn Buntings late afternoon. (Graham Tompsett).

Forest of Dean    At least two Grasshopper Warblers at Crabtree Hill this morning. (Rob Husbands).

WWT Slimbridge     Two Green Sandpipers from Zeiss hide this morning. (Tim Jukes). A Cuckoo from Knott hide briefly at 2pm. (Jonathan Bull). Also a Little Ringed Plover showing well today. (Martin Russell).

Little Ringed Plover by Martin Russell

Saul Warth     At high tide a GREAT WHITE EGRET, four Oystercatchers, 40+ Shelducks and a male Kestrel. On Saul Lodge pond a female Mandarin with ten ducklings and a pair of Tufted Ducks with eight ducklings. (MK).

Paganhill     A Red Kite flew low over Archway School at 7:30am today. (Andrew Heryet).

Edge     A Red Kite flew over Rudge Hill at 9am this morning, possibly the Paganhill bird. (Simon Hart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     The QUAIL still singing at 8:30pm. (Mark Hobson). From before dawn 14 Curlews roosting, two Oystercatchers, a full grown juvenile Lapwing, a Redshank, four Gadwall, a GREAT WHITE EGRET arrived, and the QUAIL was still singing in the dark. (Mike Smart).

Frampton     Around the pools tonight, two Little Egrets, two Common Terns, two Great Crested Grebes, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, ten Shelducks, a distant Cuckoo heard and three Hobbies catching dragonflies over trees and fields along the Perryway. (Paul Sutton).

Witcombe     A singing FIRECREST in the woods above the reservoirs/Roman Villa at 2:45pm. (Rob & Petra Crofton).

Cranham     A Spotted Flycatcher in Buckholt Wood near the edge of the common. Nearby a Brown Argus and a Forester moth on the common. (Rob & Petra Crofton).

Forester Moth by Rob Crofton

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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