Wednesday 22nd June 2022

WWT Slimbridge     The male WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT at Middle Point seen briefly twice on perches in the reedbed to N of the track by 8:30am. Best viewed from seawall. (Mark Coller). Not seen again all day but sang briefly at 4:30pm. (Andy Jayne). Other birds from Middle Point included two SPOONBILLS, four Little Egrets, 11 Avocets, a Common Sandpiper and a female Marsh Harrier. Three Green Sandpipers on the Rushy at 1:30pm. (MK). Early morning a WOOD SANDPIPER heard on the Top New Piece, a Spotted Redshank and a BITTERN in the reeds, seen from Zeiss hide. (Martin McGill).

Green Sandpiper by Mike King

Berkeley     A Tawny Owl calling at 2am, from the direction of the Cemetery in Station Road. (Paddy Doyle). A Hobby mobbing a Sparrowhawk, three Buzzards and a Red Kite N over the garden this morning between 11:15-11:30am. (Tom Weston).

Sudeley     Two Grey Wagtails by the stone bridge this morning. (Andrew & Gill Worthington).

Stanley Downton     At 2:30pm today between Downton Road and Stanley Mills, six Red Kites, six Buzzards and two Kestrels over fresh cut grass and a Hobby over. (Paul Sutton).

Red Kite by Paul Sutton

Stonehouse     At the Ocean near St Cyr’s Church birds included a Grey Heron, a Buzzard, a Kingfisher, a Grey Wagtail, a Pied Wagtail, a Chiffchaff, Swifts, House Martins and Swallows and a Sedge Warbler. Also a Red-eared Terrapin. (Paul Sutton).

Red-eared Terrapin by Paul Sutton

Gretton     A young Grass Snake crossing a pond in the village this afternoon. (Roger Wasley).

Grass Snake 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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