Sunday 11th July 2021

Tewkesbury    An adult ROSE-COLOURED STARLING yesterday in Prior’s Park photographed at 5pm and returned twice to feed. (per Tim Cash).

Three Peregrines (2 adults and a juvenile) together soaring over the river at Tewkesbury Ham and Mythe meadows at 10am. (Nige Murray).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A QUAIL still calling this afternoon. (James Darke).

Witcombe Reservoirs     This morning a Little Owl, a Redshank, a Teal and a Kestrel. (Eric Harris).

Stonehouse     Early morning a Kingfisher at Newtown Lock, two Buzzards, a Whitethroat singing on the railway embankment and a Little Owl at Cress Green (Nigel Birch).

Little Owl by Nigel Birch

WWT Slimbridge     The summer plumaged Spotted Redshank mobile around the grounds still today and a Greenshank on the Top New Piece. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Stanley Downton     A Grey Heron, a Greenfinch, a Goldfinch, Swallows, House Martins, two Pied Wagtails, several Chiffchaffs, a Whitethroat, a Buzzard and a Kestrel. (Paul Sutton).

Kestrel by Paul Sutton

Sudeley Castle     At Beesmoor Brook lake, a female Mandarin with five small ducklings this afternoon. Also a male Broad-bodied chaser. SP026278. (Peter Rodgers).

Forest of Dean     At Cannop Upper Pond this morning c60 Mallards, three juvenile Mandarins, four Tufted Ducks, an adult Coot with two juveniles, two Little Grebes, two House Martins, an adult Grey Wagtail and two juveniles and a juvenile Robin. Across the road up the forest track a Chiffchaff singing and c20 Ringlet butterflies. (Chris Keeling).

Ringlet by 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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