Saturday 9th July 2022

Fretherne     An OSPREY at Hock Cliff at 4:40pm. (From Twitter @bigman6101).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 132 this morning a Yellow Wagtail feeding young, a juvenile Redstart, waders included a Lapwing with a chick and a pair of Oystercatchers. (Duncan Dine).

Juvenile Redstart by Duncan Dine

Coombe Hill Meadows    32 Little Egrets, a roosting Hobby and two Whinchats this morning. (Ian Ralphs).

Stanley Downton     This morning three Red Kites, six Buzzards and a male Kestrel over grass being turned. A Blackcap nearby, groups of young Swallows around the sewage works, two Sparrowhawks near Bonds mill, a Kingfisher, a Cormorant and the Yellow-bellied Slider on the canal. Also numerous Ringlets, Gatekeepers, Marbled Whites, Small Skippers, Large Whites, Red Admirals and Small Tortoiseshells, Emperor dragonflies and Beautiful Demoiselles. (Paul Sutton).

Juvenile Swallow by Paul Sutton

Stinchcombe Hill     A Crossbill heading over W early morning. (James Robinson).

Hardwicke     A Sedge Warbler in the garden for most of the afternoon. Also a family of five Chiffchaffs. (Sue Beynon).

Guscar Rocks     At high tide four Bar-headed Geese, a Grey Heron, an Oystercatcher, four Dunlins (3 ads, 1 juv), 200 Curlews, 185 Black-headed Gulls (3 juvs), an adult Mediterranean Gull and a juvenile Common Gull. (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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