Monday 20th June 2022

Forest of Dean     An OSPREY at Woorgreens at 6pm. (Rob Husbands). A Red Kite over Cinderford at 1:55pm. (Piers Suckling). A Siskin bathing with Blue Tits at Campbell hide at Nagshead 10am. (Bettie Sloane).

WWT Slimbridge     A Hobby hunting in front of the Zeiss hide this morning. (Martin Price). Male and female Reed Bunting near the Kingfisher hide. Sedge Warblers nest building near the Van de Bovenkamp hide. Reed Warblers feeding young on the first pool through the gate to the Kingfisher hide. A Spotted Redshank from Zeiss hide. A pair of Common Cranes flying towards the canal then right towards Purton. (Paul Sutton).

Reed Warbler by Paul Sutton

Coombe Hill Meadows    Redshanks displaying aerially, Oystercatchers, Lapwings and Avocets, seven Little Egrets, a Great White Egret, six Grey Herons, a Red Kite, a Cuckoo heard, a female Reed Bunting, lots of Sedge Warblers and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Also a Four-spotted Chaser. (Alan McIlquham). Early morning a pair of Mute Swans with seven cygnets, a pair of Canada Geese with five goslings, three Gadwalls, c50 Mallards, two Grey Herons, three Little Egrets, two Oystercatchers with full grown chicks, two Little Ringed Plovers with two medium sized chicks, c6 adult Lapwings with several chicks, and a flock of 12 migrants, S of the canal, at least five Curlews and Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Reed Bunting all singing. (Mike Smart).

Great White Egret with Little Egret by Alan McIlquham

Tewkesbury     At Lower Lode in evening two Mute Swans, two Grey Herons, 2-3  Sand Martins around the colony, 50+ Woodpigeons, 30+ Stock Doves, 200 Rooks, 200 Jackdaws and a Raven. Also 15 Cormorants on dead trees at the brickpits (Mike Smart).

Purton     Swallows have fledged today. Also a Common Tern along the canal, a Sparrowhawk, lots of Whitethroats including juveniles, Starlings and Goldfinches. (Mike Davis).

Epney    An adult Yellow-legged Gull this evening. Also 40+ Sand Martins and a Curlew. (Tom Weston).

Yellow-legged Gull by Tom Weston

Gloucester     This afternoon at 3:55pm, a Red Kite drifting high over Tuffley heading W. (Ian Elphick).

Cleeve Hill     A Red Kite, a Buzzard, a Kestrel, a Yellowhammer, a Tree Pipit, two Stonechats, two Cuckoos and small flocks of Linnets. (Eric Harris).

Gretton     An adult Pied Wagtail feeding three youngsters with seed and insects around a garden pond this evening. (Roger Wasley).

Pied Wagtails by Roger Wasley

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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