Friday 8th July 2022

Saul Warth     20 COMMON SCOTERS off of Hock Ditch from 8:30am until 3pm at least. (Gordon Hodgson).

Common Scoters by Mike King

Frampton     From Splatt Bridge the first returning Willow Warbler, three Sand Martins S, c50 Avocets on the river and a Shelduck with three young on the canal. (Gordon Hodgson).

Syreford     A pair of Mute Swans with a brood of seven cygnets, two of which have the white ‘Polish’ mutation. (Andy Lewis).

Mute Swan cygnets by Andy Lewis

Upper Slaughter     A Peregrine agitating a mixed flock of 100 corvids. (Andy you Lewis).

WWT Slimbridge     Two immature SPOONBILLS flew upriver past Middle Point at 11:10am. (Duerden Cormack).

Daglingworth     At least ten Corn Buntings, including juveniles, in a barley field by High Tun this evening. (Andrew Morrison).

Painswick     3165 Swifts heading S all day over the garden from 5am to 6:30pm. Also three Hobbies, four Swallows and a House Martin. (John Fleming).

Longney     This afternoon period a Red Kite, an Oystercatcher, four Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, seven Linnets, a Yellow Wagtail, 13 Swallows, three Goldfinches, a Green Woodpecker, three Sedge Warblers and 45 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. (John Fletcher).

Guscar Rocks     At high tide four Bar-headed Geese, eight Canada Geese, a pair of Shelducks with nine freshly hatched ducklings, four Oystercatchers, a Whimbrel and 110+ 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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