Tuesday 28th June 2022

WWT Slimbridge     No sign of the Bluethroat today. An immature SPOONBILL flew N past Middle Point at 9:50am. Three Green Sandpipers on the Tack Piece. Two summer-plumaged Spotted Redshanks and three summer-plumaged male Ruffs on South Lake. (Duncan Dine/Paul Masters/MK).

Spotted Redshank by Bob Shiret

Green Sandpiper by Geoff Bryant

Daneway Banks     Six Large Blue butterflies, a Green Woodpecker and a Marsh Tit on the feeders at the Daneway Inn. (Duncan Dine/Paul Masters/MK).

Marsh Tit by Mike King

Large Blue by Mike King

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Hobby hunting over the scrapes late morning was chased off by a Lapwing. Also three Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper, two adult Little Ringed Plovers with one fledged chick, two adult Avocets with one fledged chick, a pair of Mute Swans with seven large cygnets, eight Lapwings, two Oystercatchers, a juvenile Pied Wagtail, a juvenile Yellow Wagtail, a Sand Martin with the House Martins and Swifts hawking over the scrapes, six Little Egrets and three Grey Herons. On the canal path several singing Sedge Warblers, a singing Garden Warbler, a singing Willow Warbler, a singing Lesser Whitethroat, nine Whitethroats, six Bullfinches and a Kingfisher near the car park at lunchtime. (Caroline Quinn).

Twyning     at Upham Meadow two adult Curlews, a Swift, several Skylarks singing, four Carrion Crows, two adults and two juveniles begging for food and a Corn Bunting still. (Mike Smart).

Guscar Rocks     Two pairs of Bar-headed Geese, eight Shelducks, two Oystercatchers, a Lapwing, a Redshank and 130 Curlews. (Mike Smart).

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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