Friday 9th July 2021

WWT Slimbridge    An OSPREY resting on a floating log and drifting downstream off New Grounds/Awre this morning. (Martin McGill). Two Grasshopper Warblers reeling at Mid Point. On the Rushy a first summer Mediterranean Gull. From Robbie Garnett the summer plumage Spotted Redshank, later on South Lake.  From Zeiss Hide a Great White Egret and four Little Ringed Plovers (2 ads, 2 juvs) on the scrape below the Estuary tower. On South Lake 167 Black-tailed Godwits, three male Ruff and the Cape Shelduck, of unknown origin. (Ian Hull/Tim Jukes/Dot Jones).

Tresham     A QUAIL between Tresham and the A46, heard again from an iron
gate at ST804907 at 2:50pm, also at least one Yellow Wagtail and a
singing Corn Bunting. (Vic Polley).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Green Sandpipers, a Great White Egret, two Little Egrets, a Hobby, two Whinchats, two juvenile Yellow Wagtails, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler and a Reed Warbler. (Eric Harris/Les Ditchburn). A QUAIL calling several times this afternoon N of the canal. (Paul Masters).

Calcot     A pair of Stonechats, at least two pairs of Whitethroats carrying food, and 40+ Stock Doves feeding in a field. Large numbers of Marbled Whites some of them mating, and Meadow Brown butterflies. (Terry Grant).

Marbled Whites by Terry Grant

Nailsworth     Two male Siskins trapped today in the garden at Windsoredge. (Roy Bircher).

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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