Friday 23rd July 2021

Saul Warth     Early morning at least 16 juvenile Yellow Wagtails. At high tide 64 Curlews, a Whimbrel, 60 Avocets, four Black-tailed Godwits, three Oystercatchers, two Common Sandpipers, three Redshanks, 20 Dunlins, five Knot, a Mediterranean Gull and 28 Shelducks. (Eric Palmer).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning nine Grey Herons, two Green Sandpipers, a Snipe, five Whinchats, a Sedge Warbler and a QUAIL still calling S of the footbridge. (Jeremy Holland). This evening c60 Greylags, five Green Sandpipers and three Little Egrets. (Eric Harris).

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide this morning a Goshawk through at 11:15am, a Buzzard, a Kestrel, a Common Crane, a Common Gull and 78 Avocets. (Jonathan Bull). 210+ Black-tailed Godwits including a Portuguese ringed adult, 5+ Ruff, a Spotted Redshank, two Little Ringed Plover, a Green Sandpiper, an adult Little Grebe with a juvenile, a Cormorant and 30+ Lapwings on South Lake after 4pm. (Tom Weston).

Spotted Redshank by Tom Weston

Ruff by Tom Weston

Frampton     In the reedbed N of Splatt Bridge at least eight species of warblers, including Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat and at least three Lesser Whitethroats. On Saul Lodge pond a female Tufted Duck with eight young ducklings. Also a female Goshawk flying N over the Perryway. (Terry Grant).

Lesser Whitethroat by Terry Grant

Moreton Valence     A Red Kite over this afternoon. (Sue Hyde).

Highnam    A Red Kite over the roundabout at about 1:30pm. (Geoff Fawcett).

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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