Thursday 8th July 2021

WWT Slimbridge     A breeding plumaged Spotted Redshank on the Top New Piece. Also an adult Wood Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper and 90 Black-tailed Godwits flew off from there. A Grasshopper Warbler still reeling and showing occasionally at Mid Point. On the Rushy four Green Sandpipers, an adult and two juvenile Little Ringed Plovers and a Black-tailed Godwit. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Black-tailed Godwit by Mike King

Coombe Hill Meadows    This afternoon two singing QUAILS, three Whinchats (2 males), three juvenile Yellow Wagtails, a Hobby, five Green Sandpipers, 16 Lapwings, a Great White Egret, three Teal and a Great Black-backed Gull. (Si Border/Ian Hull).

Cherington     Around the lake early afternoon birds included two Spotted Flycatchers, two Kingfishers, five Grey Wagtails (2 adults, 3 fledged young), a male Bullfinch, a Raven, a Song Thrush, a male Chaffinch, two Chiffchaffs, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, a Nuthatch, two Moorhens. five Mallards and two Mute Swans. (John Fletcher).

Spotted Flycatcher by John Fletcher

Guscar Rocks     This evening 334 Curlews came in to roost, including three head-started birds from Slimbridge in 2019, and another 24 from the earlier 2010 to 2013 ringing sessions just downriver at Wibdon. Also 23 Canada Geese, three Mallards, a Grey Heron, a Cormorant, three adult Oystercatchers, 150 roosting Black-headed Gulls including three juveniles, a Yellow Wagtail and two recently fledged Linnets. (Mike Smart).

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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