Sunday 12th June 2022

Barnsley    In the SSSI valley W of Barnsley this afternoon eight Redstarts including five males, a QUAIL heard, a Hobby, a Marsh Tit, three Ravens, three Willow Warblers and a male Stonechat. (Richard Williams).

Cotswolds    In the Syreford to Hawling area a Red Kite, a Barn Owl, two Kestrels, four Ravens, a Garden Warbler, c20 Whitethroats, three Treecreepers, a Spotted Flycatcher, a male Redstart, two Stonechats, two Yellow Wagtails, four Tree Pipits, two Corn Buntings, c20 Yellowhammers and two Reed Buntings. In the Huntsman’s Quarry area near Naunton six Lapwings including two chicks, a Red Kite, a Kestrel, 34 Stock Doves, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Corn Buntings, a male Reed Bunting and two Fox cubs. (Andy Jayne).

Saul Warth      At high tide this morning 10+ Sanderlings, 30+ Ringed Plovers, 30+ Dunlins, eight Oystercatchers, four Curlews, a Shelduck pair with nine ducklings and seven Gadwalls. (MK).

WWT Slimbridge    Seven Mediterranean Gulls on the South Lake causeway today. (Roberta Goodall).

Frampton pools     This evening two Cuckoos, three Hobbies, eight Common Terns, 30+ Swifts, five Cetti’s Warblers, four Grey Herons, eight Little Egrets, a Kingfisher and a pair of Oystercatchers still feeding two young. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening a drake Shoveler, a Cuckoo, a pair of Avocet with three chicks, eight Lapwings and a brood of four chicks, a pair of Little Ringed Plovers with two small chicks, six Curlews came into roost, a pair of Redshank with three medium sized chicks, two Great White Egrets, two Little Egrets and a Garden Warbler singing along track. (Dan Gornall).

Ashleworth Ham     Constant Effort Site ringing caught 45 birds including Redstarts (three juveniles), an adult Reed Warbler, two adult Sedge Warblers, at least seven Blackcaps (several juveniles), at least ten Whitethroats (mainly juveniles), an adult Lesser Whitethroat, a juvenile Chiffchaff, a Treecreeper and two adult Linnets. A Sparrowhawk over and Curlews calling. (Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening).

Epney     At 5:40am four Little Egrets, four Sand Martins and a Little Owl. (MK).

Kempley    A Kingfisher along the brook at the bridge by Kempley Court this afternoon. (Steve Watts).

Forest of Dean     13 screaming Swifts over Coleford this morning. (Geoff Fawcett).

Cirencester Park     c6 Swallows flying near the Polo ground and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Felicity Cobb).

Gloucester     Alney Island NR today, two Spotted Flycatchers, two Cetti’s Warblers, a Reed Warbler, a Reed Bunting, two Song Thrushes and two Great Spotted Woodpeckers. (Steve Pullen). A POLECAT family party this evening near the river. (Nicki Barker).

Polecats by Nicki Barker

Quedgeley     At Clearwater Drive a family of at least five Treecreepers, a Cetti’s Warbler and three Song Thrushes. (Steve Pullen).

Redmarley D’Abitot     A Cuckoo still calling in Redmarley Woods today between 5-5:30am. (Jeff Wheeler).

Aylburton     From the garden in the High Street five Swifts, six nesting pairs of House Martins and a pair of Buzzards over. At Ellwood on a garden bird feeder a Nuthatch and in an adjacent garden c10 Siskins. (Christine Mora).

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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