Monday 13th June 2022

Hardwicke     This morning in the Clarke’s Farm area, ten Whitethroats, two Skylarks, four Yellowhammers, three Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps, a Buzzard and a Little Owl at Hardwicke Farm, the first in the area for several years. (Paul Masters).

Forest of Dean     A briefly singing Willow Warbler heard from the path to Lower Hide. From the hide early afternoon a juvenile and two female Redstarts, a female Pied Flycatcher and a Spotted Flycatcher. This afternoon from the Short Trail a pair of Spotted Flycatchers. A singing Firecrest heard in hollies approaching the Campbell hide. From the hide birds coming down to bathe included a Treecreeper, a Nuthatch, a female Blackbird, a pair of Blue Tits, a juvenile Robin, a juvenile Mistle Thrush and a Wren. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Wotton-Under-Edge    Five Red Kites over early evening today. (Paul Dunham).

Red Kite by Paul Dunham

Pendock     Near Pendock a Red Kite above the M50 at 10:50am, just inside the county boundary. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Daneway Banks     Three Redstarts, two males and a female carrying food, two Green Woodpeckers, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Skylark, two Nuthatches and a Stock Dove. Also Dingy Skippers, Brown Argus and Marbled White butterflies present. (Steve Pullen).

Redstart by Steve Pullen

Chavenage area     Three Corn Buntings, 10+ Yellowhammers, 10+ Skylarks 4+ Whitethroats and a Kestrel. (Steve Pullen).

Sapperton     A pair of Yellowhammers carrying food and two Skylarks. (Steve Pullen).

Yellowhammer by Steve Pullen

Prestbury     At Prestbury Nature Reserve a Stonechat, a Redstart and a Cuckoo heard. Also many Common Lizards and an Adder. (Alistair Keen).

Churchdown     A family party of five Kingfishers next to the southern edge of Home Farm. Home Farm is on the footpath between The Reddings and Churchdown, N of the railway line and W of the footpath crossing the M5. (Rich Hale).

Frampton     A Little Owl in the village this evening. (Allan Jeffcutt).

Little Owl by Allan Jeffcutt

Coombe Hill Meadows     From Grundon hide three Great White Egrets, two Grey Herons and a Little Egret. (Les Ditchburn).

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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