Wednesday 8th June 2022

WWT Slimbridge     At Middle Point three juvenile SPOONBILLS, a Grey Plover, 5+ Curlews, two Whimbrels, 35 Ringed Plovers, 16 Dunlins, 23 Sanderlings and a Marsh Tit, a great and unusual record here. (John Budd/Martin Price/Mike Davis).

Frampton pools    12 Common Terns, a Hobby, four Swifts, 15 House Martins, eight Swallows, two Oystercatchers feeding a juvenile, two Cormorants and the Ross’s Goose. (Nick Goatman).

Purton     Late evening between the old pub and the ships graveyard, a hunting Barn Owl, a male Kestrel carrying a vole, a Cormorant and c30 Black-headed Gulls over. (Chris Newton).

Kestrel by Chris Newton

Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening two pairs of Mute Swans, one with seven cygnets, pair of Canada Geese with five goslings, 40 Mallards, a male Shoveler, a female Tufted Duck, a Great White Egret (ringed AAR on the left leg), two Grey Herons, three Coots, two adult Avocets with four young, two adult Oystercatchers with one chick, two Little Ringed Plovers with two tiny chicks, just hatched, six Lapwings with at least three chicks, six Curlews, four Redshanks, a Cuckoo, two Yellow Wagtails and a Garden Warbler still singing. (Mike Smart).

Redmarley D’Abitot     A Cuckoo calling from the direction of Ketford Woods today. (Jeff Wheeler).

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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