Tuesday 15th June 2021

Frampton     A pair of Avocets with 2 possibly 3 recently hatched chicks on the flashes N of Splatt Bridge. Also two GREAT WHITE EGRETS and three CATTLE EGRETS over the 100-Acre this evening. (Gordon Hodgson). At the pools between 12-2pm three Red Kites, 3+ Buzzards, a Peregrine, a male Cuckoo, a pair of Yellow Wagtails, four Common Terns, three Cetti’s Warblers heard, a Reed Warbler, seven Linnets, a Jay and a Scarce Chaser, a female Black-tailed Skimmer and Emperor dragonflies. (MK).

WWT Slimbridge    2+ Cuckoos singing and in flight around the SE end of the car park this morning. (Sam Walker). The breeding plumaged Ruff still on South Lake and a Red Kite over. (Jonathan Bull).

Longney     This evening at 9:05pm a Barn Owl flew across the road at Wicks Green, Longley. (Ian Elphick).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Late evening three Mute Swans, three adult Canada Geese with six goslings, 20 Mallards including a female with seven ducklings, nine Grey Herons, three Little Egrets, two Cormorants over, a pair of Coots by the Wharf with four chicks, two Oystercatchers, two adult Lapwings and a full grown juvenile, nine Curlews came in to roost after 9pm (including the ringed Blue Red Red from the estuary in 2010, and AJ ringed at Hasfield Ham earlier this year), the QUAIL still singing from fields along the canal, a Cuckoo, a female Yellow Wagtail, a Sedge Warbler and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening/Ian Ralphs).

Winchcombe     A Red Kite following the mower at Langley Hill today. (Phil Cull).

Berkeley    A Red Kite over Old Brookend at 2:25pm, heading towards Purton. (Clare Glanville).

Cirencester     A large group of Swallows around the Parish Church at lunchtime. (Felicity Cobb).

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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