Sunday 13th June 2021

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead six Pied Flycatchers, two Spotted Flycatchers, two Redstart, two Song Thrushes and two Blackcap. Also a Goshawk near to Speech House car park. (Cas & Luther Hambling, age 10 & 12).

Uckington    At least eight Red Kites and six Buzzards just past the fire station in a raptor kettle this afternoon. (Jeremy Squire).

Slimbridge    At 10am today a Red Kite flew over Tudor Caravan Park, Shepherds Patch, heading SW. (Mel Greenhalgh). On a field being mowed in Longaston Lane six Red Kites, four Buzzards and a Kestrel. (Nick Goatman).

Berkeley    A Red Kite over Old Brookend at 3:05pm, heading towards Halmore. (Clare Glanville).

Hardwicke     A Red Kite flew over the canal heading S at 5:30pm. (Julian Long).

Newent     A Peregrine over the garden this afternoon. (Dan Mason).

Halmore    This morning a family of 4-5 adult and juvenile Spotted Flycatchers working the oaks in Ward’s Grove at SO695025, also two Treecreepers. This afternoon a male Sparrowhawk chased a small bird into undergrowth opposite the house. (Chris Newton).

Treecreeper by Chris Newton

Guscar Rocks/Aylburton Warth    40 Canada Geese, 22 Shelducks, a Grey Heron, two Oystercatchers, eight Lapwings including a juvenile, 31 Curlews (including two colour-ringed birds from 2013, one that had nested but failed nearby in Herefordshire, one that breeds in Fennoscandia; and two of the head-started birds from Slimbridge in 2019; therefore failed breeders already returning, at least four Redshanks, a Yellow Wagtail, three singing Meadow Pipits, two singing Reed Warblers and several singing Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Bourton-on the-Water     A Cetti’s Warbler singing at the south pit this morning. (Andy Lewis).

Gloucester    A Green Woodpecker flew over Baneberry Road near the Three Oaks pub at 10:45am. (Simon Hart).

Witcombe Reservoirs     A Great Crested Grebe with young, a Little Grebe, eight Tufted Ducks, a Pied Wagtail with young, a Cormorant, eight Herring Gulls, four Swifts and three Swallows. (Eric Harris).

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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