Wednesday 16th June 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening the QUAIL still calling along the canal. A GREAT WHITE EGRET, ten Little Egrets, a Curlew, two Cuckoos seen and heard, nine Grey Herons, a Cormorant, a Great Black-backed Gull, a juvenile Pied Wagtail, a Yellow Wagtail, two Teal, an Oystercatcher, two Lapwings, a Reed Bunting, a Sedge Warbler, a Whitethroat, three Swallows and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Eric Harris).

WWT Slimbridge     A pair of GARGANEY on South Lake today. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Frampton     On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge this morning the Ross’s Goose flew to the pools, four Little Egrets, a Sparrowhawk, three Avocets (2 adults, one of which was colour-ringed, and a chick), a Lapwing, an adult summer MEDITERRANEAN GULL, a Cuckoo in the 100- Acre, a Kingfisher, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Sedge Warbler, two Reed Warblers and two Whitethroats. (Martin Wightman). On Court Lake today the Ross’s Goose again with 95 Barnacle Geese, two Hobbies, two Jays and a Red Kite through at 10:45am. Around the pools two Oystercatchers, a Yellow Wagtail, five Cetti’s Warblers, two Sedge Warblers, three Whitethroat, a Lesser Whitethroat and four Chiffchaffs. Also four Scarce Chasers, 6+ Black-tailed Skimmers, a Four-spotted Chaser, 3+ Emperors, two Common Darters and countless Damselflies, mainly Common Blue and a Red-eyed Damselfly. (Martin Wightman/Paul Masters/MK).

Ross’s Goose by Mike King

Cleeve Hill     A Tree Pipit displaying and calling at Bill Smyllie butterfly reserve this morning. (Paul Watkins).

Tree Pipit by Paul Watkins

Berkeley    A Red Kite over Old Brookend at 2:38pm, heading towards Purton. (Clare Glanville).

Forest of Dean   On Cannop upper pond this afternoon, a House Martin feeding over the lake, two juvenile Blue Tits being fed by a parent bird, male and female Mandarin, two juvenile Coots and a Little Grebe. (Chris Keeling).

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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