Saturday 19th June 2021

WWT Slimbridge     A white-spotted BLUETHROAT was in the Middle Point reedbed at 11:30am, photographed by visitor Walter Booth. It was looked for for the rest of the day but not relocated. Also today three Great White Egrets, the Ross’s Goose and an unringed Common Crane. (Slimbridge Sightings). Pic here

Great White Egret by Mike King

Ebley     An OSPREY flew over the garden following the canal heading towards Stroud at 10:40am. (Martin Greenish/Michelle Davies).

Highnam Woods     At least two juvenile Nightingales seen and heard this evening. (Andy Jayne). Earlier a Marsh Tit, a Red Kite and five Swifts over. (Eric Harris).

Minsterworth Ham     Around the area today a pair of Oystercatchers with a half-grown chick, five Curlews, a Tufted Duck, a Sparrowhawk, a Peregrine, a Cuckoo, a Little Owl, ten Swifts, three Sand Martins and a Treecreeper. (Andy Jayne).

Elmore     A Cuckoo calling, two Kingfishers, two Cormorants, three Reed Warblers, a Sedge Warbler, a Whitethroat and seven Skylarks along the River Severn today. (James Barradine).

Upper Cam     A Common Crane flew over at 7pm, heading E. (Nigel Tucker).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning the QUAIL calling still, also two Cuckoos, a Little Ringed Plover, five Little Egrets, a Sedge Warbler, a Reed Bunting, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Gadwall, a pair of Tufted Ducks, two Curlews, a Great Black-backed Gull and a Redshank. (Eric Harris). Also this morning seven Mute Swans, a Canada Goose with six goslings, 100+ Mallards, a male Teal, four Grey Herons, two Coots and a family of four youngsters by the Wharf, 15 Lapwings and two Reed Warblers. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     Between 4-8pm birds included a Cuckoo, seven Lapwings (3 adults, 4 chicks), three Mute Swans, 54 Mallards, 12 Greylags, a Cormorant, five Grey Herons, two Moorhens, two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, three Chiffchaffs, seven Whitethroats, two Blackcaps, six House Martins, two Stock Doves, two Song Thrushes, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a male Reed Bunting, a female Peregrine and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

Stonehouse     A Red Kite seen a couple of times through the afternoon between 2-4pm over Stonehouse and then Ebley. (Jon Dexter).

Cirencester     A Red Kite low over the open air swimming pool at 10:30am. (Nikki Smith).

Box     A male Kestrel perched on a telegraph wire near the entrance to the village at the top of the ‘W’ above Nailsworth. (Nikki Smith).

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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