Saturday 18th June 2022

Frampton     A SPOONBILL roosted with Little Egrets at Court Lake this evening. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows    This morning nine Redshanks including two chicks, headstart Curlew No 68, a Water Rail, six Oystercatchers, a Cuckoo, a Raven, a Little Grebe and a ringed Great White Egret. (Ian Ralphs).

WWT Slimbridge    A drake GARGANEY on the Rushy. (Ian Stewart). Two SPOONBILLS on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide. Two Spotted Redshanks from Zeiss hide and later one on South Lake. Two Green Sandpipers on the Rushy. This morning the Barn Owl hunting on the Top New Piece, good views from the Estuary Tower. (Helen Bojaniwska/Dot Jones).

Halmore     In the fields today, a Spotted Flycatcher, two singing male Whitethroats, two Shelducks and a Little Egret over. In the garden, birds included six Greenfinches including two juveniles, a female and juvenile Great Spotted Woodpeckers and a Nuthatch. (Chris Newton).

Greenfinches by Chris Newton

Tewkesbury     An adult Polecat with 3 or 4 kittens crossing the B4079 just before it joins the A435 N of Oxenton this evening. (Ken Heron & Jenny Jones).

Ashleworth Ham     CES session today with a total catch of 127 birds, including four Reed Buntings, 11 Redstarts, three Sedge Warblers, eight Blackcaps, 20 Whitethroats and 29 Chiffchaffs. On the reserve two Mute Swans, two Teal, 60 Mallards, five Grey Herons and 1 or 2 Curlews. (Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening).

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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