Thursday 24th June 2021

WWT Slimbridge     The white-spotted BLUETHROAT was again at Middle Point early morning only. Unfortunately it didn’t show again by early afternoon. Also a Peregrine over, a Grasshopper Warbler still at Middle Point, a Cuckoo calling, two GREAT WHITE EGRETS over and an eclipse male and two female GARGANEYS from Zeiss hide. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Bluethroat by Scott Petrek 

Halmore     A Hobby in a tree today. (Chris Newton).

Hobby by Chris Newton

Ashleworth & Hasfield Hams     Five Redstarts (2m, 2f, 1 juv), Whitethroats, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, a Curlew bubbling, a pair of Lapwings and two chicks, Reed Buntings, Sedge Warblers and a reeling Grasshopper Warbler. (Richard Humphrey).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Birds today included two GREAT WHITE EGRETS, four Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, a Sedge Warbler, a Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff, a Whitethroat, a Reed Bunting, a Hobby catching a dragonfly, a Kingfisher, a Lapwing and a Cuckoo. Also a Fox. (Alan McIlquham). Also the QUAIL heard near the car park, a Little Ringed Plover and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Eric Harris).

Great White Egrets by Alan McIlquham

Fox by Alan McIlquham

Cotswold Water Park East     At Whelford this afternoon at Pit 111b birds included ten Tufted Ducks, two Mute Swans, three Great Crested Grebes, three Gadwalls, 39 Cormorants, two Willow Warblers, two Garden Warblers, three Blackcaps and two Reed Buntings. At Pit 111a six Pochards (1 adult & 5 large juvs), eight Tufted Ducks, four Great Crested Grebes (2 juv), two Mute Swans and three Chiffchaffs. At Pit 111 seven Long-tailed Tits and 23 Black-headed Gulls. At Pit 126 two Oystercatchers, seven Tufted Ducks, two Great Crested Grebes, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and two Blackcaps. At Pit 127, 67 Greylags, 27 Canada Geese, 30 Tufted Ducks, three Red Crested Pochards, four Great Crested Grebes, 250+ Black-headed Gulls in a colony and two Blackcaps. (John Fletcher).

Black-headed Gulls by John Fletcher

Forest of Dean     At Cannop Upper Pond this morning a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Jay, two House Martins, an adult and three juvenile Ravens, four Tufted Ducks and three juvenile Mandarins. (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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