Thursday 7th July 2022

WWT Slimbridge    A BITTERN perched on reeds at Zeiss hide, two Spotted Redshanks on the Rushy and three Red Kites over the grounds. (Terry Grant/Malcolm Black).

Bittern by Terry Grant

Again no sign of the Bluethroat today. (Terry Richer). This morning from Robbie Garnett hide, a Green Sandpiper and a Little Ringed Plover, on the Rushy two Spotted Redshanks and four Ruff and on the South Lake three Ruffs and two Little Ringed Plovers. (Vic Polley).

Swallow by Terry Richer

Breadstone     In the woods a Spotted Flycatcher, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Coal Tit, male and female Blackcap, 2+ Chiffchaffs and two Goldcrests. Eight species of butterflies including an Essex Skipper, two White Admirals and two Silver-washed Fritillaries. Also a Brown Hawker, a Broad-bodied Chaser and two Beautiful Demoiselles. Park at SO6999101178 without blocking any gateways. (Kenny Hills/Terry Stevenson/MK).

White Admiral by Mike King

Silver-washed Fritillary by Mike King

Brown Hawker by Mike King

Coombe Hill Meadows     Mid-morning a pair of Canada Geese and five goslings and an adult, two Teal, 20 Mallards, 25 Little Egrets, six Grey Herons, a Peregrine, a Coot with chicks, a pair of Avocets with three large young, a pair of Little Ringed Plovers with two juveniles and another migrant juvenile, 15+ migrant Lapwings in addition to local breeders, still with chicks and a Dunlin. (Mike Smart).

Frampton pools     110+ Barnacle Geese, an Oystercatcher and a Common Tern. (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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