Tuesday 12th July 2022

Epney     A CASPIAN TERN on the mudbank of the River Severn S of the Anchor Inn from 7:15pm until 7:44pm when it was pushed off by the tide. It showed at Framilode for a short time before flying off towards Arlingham at 7:55pm. Also a Great White Egret this evening. (Andy Jordan).

Caspian Tern by Andy Jordan

Caspian Tern by Andy Jordan

The TURTLE DOVE for its 2nd day on wires and in trees around the Anchor Inn from late morning until 8:30pm at least. Please park sensibly by the entrance opposite the seawall without blocking access and not in the pub unless you are using it. Also a Common Tern S past the Anchor at 9:30am and a Little Egret. (MK).

Turtle Dove by Mike King

Turtle Dove by Paul Dunham

Saul Warth     At high tide at 6:30am, two SPOONBILLS, a Little Egret, 114 Shelducks, 417+ Black-headed Gulls, 106 Avocets (new high count), 95 Curlews, 19 Oystercatchers and a Common Sandpiper. An OSPREY flew N over Fretherne church towards Epney at 8:25am. (MK).

Osprey by Mike King

Spoonbills by Mike King

Coombe Hill Meadows    This morning 40 Little Egrets, three Great White Egrets, three Green Sandpipers, a Greenshank, two Snipe, two adult Avocets with three chicks and a male Whinchat. (Ian Hull/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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