Monday 28th June 2021

WWT Slimbridge     The white-spotted BLUETHROAT was still at Middle Point this morning and sang showed very briefly early on. It continues to be very elusive and mornings seem to be the best chance, although there were no further reports today in strong winds. No sign of the Black-necked Grebe either. (Martin McGill). Four GARGANEYS from Zeiss hide. (Geoff Moyser). A Little Egret on Knott pool, a Grey Heron, a Green Sandpiper and a Little Ringed Plover on the Tack Piece and the male Ruff still on South Lake. (Paul Masters/MK).

Little Egret by Mike King

Little Egret by Mike King

Grey Heron by Mike King

Ruff by Mike King

Frampton     An Avocet chick still surviving at Splatt Bridge this evening with both adults there, two male Yellow Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail, a Marsh Harrier hunting over the 100-Acre, 3-4 Common Terns fishing on the canal and c60 Swifts. (Gordon Hodgson).

Gloucester    At Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Area this morning at least three Yellow Wagtails (breeding plumage male, two juveniles), a Skylark and a Buzzard being mobbed by a crow seen over the farmland to the E. Around the pond and over the Mound, a male Linnet, four Whitethroats (one singing), three singing male Reed Buntings and two female Reed Buntings collecting nesting material, a singing Sedge Warbler and c18 Swifts hawking for insects. (Caroline Quinn).

Highnam     In the meadow adjacent to Lassington Wood SO802205 a Red Kite soaring over the wood, nine Swifts, seven Linnets on overhead wires and two Yellowhammers singing from the hedgerows. (David Nicholls).

Ashleworth Ham     This evening seven Lapwings including 3 large chicks, 72 Mallards, 11 Greylags, a drake Teal, a Wigeon, three Moorhens with one large chick, three Grey Herons, three Mute Swans, two Chaffinches, three Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs, a House Martin, a Whitethroat, two Song Thrushes, a male Reed Bunting and a female Kestrel. (John Fletcher).

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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