Monday 4th July 2022

Sapperton     Near Cranhill Barn a QUAIL calling from a field of clover at SO942007 and another QUAIL N of Sapperton near Park Corner at SO960048. Also a Hobby near Duntisbourne Abbots. (Andy Jayne).

WWT Slimbridge    On South Lake seven moulting male Ruff and two Spotted Redshanks. At Middle Point three Whimbrels and two SPOONBILLS flew N.  (Slimbridge Sightings/Andy Chapman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning 11 Little Egrets, a Great White Egret, four Grey Herons, three Little Ringed Plovers, 20+ Lapwings, two Avocets, a Curlew. Also four Red Kites and two Buzzards on the meadows being cut for silage. (Martin Price).

Forest of Dean    A Spotted Flycatcher bathing at the Campbell hide at Nagshead. A Grey Wagtail at Cannop Stoneworks. (Bettie Sloane).

Cambridge     A Red Kite over the A38 just N of Cambridge at 1:30pm. (Paul Sutton).

Whitminster     A Hobby flew into Willows near the entrance to Fromebridge Mill at 7:25pm today. (Paul Sutton).

Stonehouse     A Kingfisher yesterday and this morning along the canal around the Ocean. (Paul Sutton).

Frampton pools     A Hobby, a Great White Egret, 12 Little Egrets, ten Common Terns and one young, 14 juvenile Black-headed Gulls, two Cormorants, an Oystercatcher still feeding a full grown chick, 40+ Swifts and a juvenile Green Woodpecker. (Nick Goatman).

Ashleworth Ham     CES ringing session caught c140 birds including three Redstarts, four Sedge Warblers, c20 Whitethroats, two juvenile Lesser Whitethroats, six Blackcaps, six Chiffchaffs, a juvenile Willow Warbler, six Long-tailed Tits, six Linnets, two juvenile Bullfinches and eight juvenile Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Twyning     At Upham Meadow this evening an adult Curlew, two Common Terns along the Avon, a Reed Warbler, 2/3 Reed Buntings and a Corn Bunting singing. (Mike Smart).

Cheltenham    At 9am two Great Spotted Woodpeckers in the garden at Benhall. (David Norman).

Great Spotted Woodpecker by David Norman

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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