Wednesday 6th July 2022

WWT Slimbridge     No sign of the Bluethroat today. Six Little Egrets at Middle Point on the falling tide. Four Green Sandpipers and two Black-tailed Godwits on the Tack Piece. 60 Black-tailed Godwits, two Ruffs, an Avocet, a Redshank and an adult Common Crane with a juvenile at 4pm. (MK).

Adult & juvenile Common Crane by Mike King

Breadstone     Birds this morning included three Spotted Flycatchers, six Long-Tailed Tits, a Greenfinch, a Garden Warbler, a male Blackcap, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Treecreepers and two Buzzards over. Also two White Admirals and two male Silver-Washed Fritillaries. (Chris Newton).

Spotted Flycatcher by Chris Newton

Bourton-on-the-Water     Three Hobbies up together over the house calling loudly late afternoon. Earlier three Red Kites up together. (John Pike).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning 14 Little Egrets, two Great White Egrets, two summer plumaged Dunlin and a juvenile Yellow Wagtail. (Mike Smart).

Selsley Common     Two Peregrine Falcons at the S end of the Common this evening. (Giles Diggle).

Frampton     A Kingfisher and a female Sparrowhawk over at Splatt Bridge at 8:50 tonight. (Paul Sutton).

Kingfisher by Paul Sutton

Tewkesbury     At Mythe Brook a mixed flock of c200 Jackdaws and Rooks and female Mallard with eight tiny ducklings on the farm pond. (Mike Smart).

Twyning     At Upham Meadow six Lesser Black-backed Gulls following the tractor, a juvenile Whinchat and a singing Corn Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Leonard Stanley     A pair of Kestrels produced four young, which all fledged on Sunday 3rd July. (Paul Sutton).

Kestrels by Paul Sutton

Stonehouse     A male Kestrel, four Buzzards, a Dipper, a Kingfisher briefly at the Ocean, a Whitethroat, a male Blackcap and a Sedge Warbler along the canal. Also a Yellow-bellied Slider. (Paul Sutton).

Yellow-bellied Slider by Paul Sutton

Gloucester     A Red Kite over gardens in Bullfinch Road, Abbeydale at midday then flew towards the Balancing Ponds at Saintbridge. (Lorraine Besent).

Winchcombe     Eight Red Kites and a Buzzard circling over a field of freshly mown grass this afternoon. (Peter Rodgers).

Gretton     A female Emperor dragonfly laying eggs on a lily in the garden pond this afternoon. (Roger Wasley).

Emperor dragonfly 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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