Friday 17th June 2022

Clapton-on-the-Hill     An OSPREY N of New Bridge in a dead tree at SP1789718253. Flushed by a Red Kite but stayed low so probably still local. (Keith Jennings).

WWT Slimbridge    Two breeding plumage Spotted Redshanks still on the Top New Piece viewed from the Zeiss hide. A Green Sandpiper on the Tack Piece. (Dot Jones).

Forest of Dean     Around Cannop Ponds near stoneworks early morning c6 Grey Wagtails and a Dipper. (Richard Amys). At midday a Kestrel, a Red Kite and 12+ Swifts near the telephone mast at Joy’s Green. Also two Golden-ringed Dragonflies at Greathough Brook. (Andrew McDermid & Louise Watson).

Cam     On the slopes of the Long Down a Red Kite, two Buzzards and a Kestrel. Nearby 20 screaming Swifts over the school. (Neil Smart).

Frampton     A pair of Common Terns feeding two young on the Sailing Lake and a Red Kite over the church. (Helen Bojaniwska).

Saul Warth     Early morning nine Avocets, 13 Oystercatchers, 15 Curlews, two Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, two Common Terns, a Kestrel, a Swift and a SPOONBILL distantly off the Dumbles edge. (MK).

Avocets by Mike King

Hardwicke     A Red Kite over Hardwicke Court heading for the M5 at 10:32am. (MK).

Cotswold Water Park East   Around Whelford Pools this afternoon two Garden Warblers, a Cuckoo, three Common Terns, nine Tufted Ducks, 12 Great Crested Grebes (4 chicks), six Red Crested Pochards including four ducklings, 19 Mallards, 18 Coots, four Moorhens, a Canada Goose, 18 Greylags, 51 Cormorants, 28 Black-headed Gulls, two Mute Swans, two Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, a Buzzard, a male Reed Bunting, a Cetti’s Warbler, two Sedge Warblers, two Reed Warblers, two Blackcaps and three Long-tailed Tits. (John Fletcher).

Nailsworth     Two Grass Snakes in the garden pond today. (Terry Grant).

Grass Snake by Terry Grant

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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