Saturday 2nd July 2022

WWT Slimbridge     The WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT showed a few times on stick perches in the reed bed at Middle Point between 10:15am and midday. On South Lake two Spotted Redshanks, five Ruffs and a Mediterranean Gull still. Two SPOONBILLS flew N at Middle Point. (Dot Jones/Ian Ralphs/Barry Dursley/Neil Smart). Six Green Sandpipers on the Tack Piece. (Helen Bojaniwska).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Six Great White Egrets, a Common Sandpiper, a Yellow Wagtail and a Water Rail early morning. (Jeremy Squire).

Forest of Dean     A Curlew flew N to S over Crabtree Hill/Woorgreens Lake and out of sight calling at 7.30am. (Frank Williams). A Small Skipper in the garden at Mitcheldean today. (Chris Keeling).

Small Skipper by Chris Keeling

Winchcombe     Around Hayles Fruit Farm area birds included 30 Greylags, five Canada Geese, 13 Goldfinches, a Garden Warbler, eight Blackcaps, five Chiffchaffs, seven House Martins, five Swallows, two Swifts, a female Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Greenfinch, two Linnets, a Meadow Pipit, five Skylarks, two Jays, three Song Thrushes, two Ravens and three Buzzards. Also two Muntjacs and a Bank Vole. (John Fletcher).

Bank Vole by John Fletcher

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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