Wednesday 13th July 2022

Forest of Dean    The OSPREY is still around the Woorgreens area. It flew over from Woorgreens and headed towards Beechenhurst this morning at 7:45am. (Jonny Gentle). It seems to be quite wide-ranging.

Epney    The TURTLE DOVE for its 3rd day on wires and in trees around the Anchor Inn all day. Please park sensibly by the entrance opposite the seawall without blocking access and not in the pub unless you are using it. Also three Little Egrets, a Red Kite over, a Cormorant, 12 Sand Martins and a juvenile Redstart. (Jeremy Holland/Paul Sutton/Terry Grant/Roy Kinchin/MK).

Turtle Dove by Mike King

Turtle Dove by Terry Grant

Juvenile Redstart by Paul Sutton

Saul Warth     Two Grey Herons, three Little Egrets, two SPOONBILLS, 108+ Avocets, 14 Black-tailed Godwits, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 50+ Curlews, a Whimbrel, 17 Oystercatchers and three Common Sandpipers. No sign of the Caspian Tern today anywhere between Longney and WWT. (Andy Jayne/MK).

Frampton     On Court Lake two Hobbies, two Great White Egrets, a Little Egret, five Grey Herons, two Common Terns, a Ross’s Goose, two adult Oystercatchers and a fully grown juvenile, four Buzzards and a Kingfisher. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning 37 Little Egrets, three Great White Egrets and nine Grey Herons. (Ian Hull).

Stonehouse     This afternoon a Red Kite and two Buzzards over between the Ocean and Bonds Mill. Two Little Egrets in trees along the Frome and a very young Grass Snake along the canal. Swifts and House Martins over, Kestrels are still around and the Yellow-bellied Slider still. (Paul Sutton).

Nailsworth     Three Red Kites over the garden in Forest Green today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Cheltenham    At the Griffiths Avenue nature reserve opposite St Mark’s church this afternoon a calling Nuthatch. Butterflies included Large White, Small White, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Gatekeeper, Comma and Holly Blue also a pair of Beautiful Demoiselle damselflies. (Keith White).

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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