Sunday 20th June 2021

WWT Slimbridge     The white-spotted BLUETHROAT sang from the foreshore reedbeds early morning only at Middle Point. Despite it being looked for for the rest of the day it wasn’t heard or seen, although it is probably still somewhere in the extensive reedbeds. (Martin McGill).

Frampton     At Court Lake today three Blackcaps, two Bullfinches, a Buzzard and a Tawny Owl. (Josh Adamms). Early morning at Splatt Bridge a GREAT WHITE EGRET, an adult Avocet, two Common Terns and a distant female Marsh Harrier over WWT. (MK).

Around the pools today 50+ Swifts, a Hobby, a Grasshopper Warbler, four Yellow Wagtails, four Whitethroats, 27 Blackcaps, eight Chiffchaffs, four Cetti’s Warblers, nine Great Crested Grebes with four young, 112 Mute Swans with 6 cygnets, 30 Coots with six young, 75 Greylags with 9 goslings, 52 Barnacle Geese with one gosling and 30 Canada Geese with three goslings. (Nick Goatman). Still at least one Avocet chick at Splatt Bridge, both adults still present, these are likely a family displaced from WWT Dumbles scrape by a Fox and made it to Splatt via the river. (Gordon Hodgson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon two Green Sandpipers, nine Curlews, three Little Egrets, a Great Black-backed Gull, a Redshank, a Cuckoo heard, c12 Swallows and c6 House Martins. (Eric Harris).

Gloucester     A Cuckoo close to the wetland near Castlemeads car park calling for 2 hours between 6:30 to 8:30am. Also here on the 13th. (Robert McAllister).

Kilkenny viewpoint     Two Red Kites, a Raven, male and female Yellowhammer, several Whitethroats, a Bullfinch, two Skylarks, a  Willow Warbler, c20 Swifts and a Swallow. (Adam Waller).

Draycott     Two young Pied Wagtails being fed in the garden today. (Hanna Middleton).

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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.