Saturday 17th July 2021

Slimbridge     A QUAIL calling at Shepherds Patch at 10:30pm. Also a Yellow Wagtail over late evening. (Derek Julian).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 132 this morning a Wood Sandpiper, 12 Green Sandpipers, four Common Sandpipers, a Ruff, a Snipe, three Little Ringed Plovers, 244 Lapwings, two Oystercatchers, eight Teal and a Little Owl. (Nigel Pleass).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A QUAIL still this morning calling in the reserve field by the first gate, despite hay cutting in progress. Also eight Red Kites and six Buzzards feeding on voles. (Ian Ralphs).

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park, c8 Swifts and a Raven. Garden insects include a
female Broad-bodied Chaser (tick), two Gatekeepers, a Meadow Brown and a
Box Tree Moth. A Silver Y Moth nearby. (Steve Brown).

Brimscombe     On the Stroudwater Canal seven adult Mandarins and three ducklings. Also a DAUBENTON’S BAT flying over the canal in sunshine at 11am, six Emperor dragonflies, five Brown Hawkers, a Large Red Damselfly and numerous blue damselflies. (Roger Wasley).

Mandarins by Roger Wasley

Mandarin duckling by Roger Wasley

Crickley Hill     A Silver-washed Fritillary on brambles next to the Visitor Centre. (Steve Brown).

Gretton     A female Broad-bodied Chaser laying eggs in a garden pond. (Roger Wasley).

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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