Thursday 14th July 2022

Epney     The CASPIAN TERN on the mudbank of the River Severn S of the Anchor Inn from 8:13am until 8:52am when it flew inland. (Jeremy Holland). It was refound upstream flying towards Longney Crib at 10:10am and was there from 10:45am until 11:15am. (Jeremy Squire). In between it was at Rodley Sands at 10:30am at high tide. (David Smith). At 12:05pm it flew over over Epney heading SW. (Alex Carlisle). It was not seen then until it flew in to Epney at 8:10pm. (Julian Thomas). It flew off S over Framilode at 9:05pm then towards Saul Warth. (Jon Mercer/Mark Hobson). The TURTLE DOVE for its 4th day on wires and in trees around the Anchor Inn from 9:30am. (Jeremy Holland/David Hughes). Please park sensibly by the entrance opposite the seawall without blocking access and not in the pub unless you are using it. Also nine Common Sandpipers (Paul Masters) and a Harbour Porpoise swam down river at 2:20pm. (Duerden Cormack).

Caspian Tern by Dave Hughes

Caspian Tern by Mike King

Longney Sands     This afternoon a Great White Egret, five Little Egrets, an adult Mediterranean Gull, two adult Yellow-legged Gulls, five Common Sandpipers, two Yellow Wagtails, a female Reed Bunting, two Linnets, a Peregrine killed a Crow and a Little Owl heard near the school. (Andy Jayne/John Fletcher).

Mediterranean Gull by John Fletcher

Rodley Sands    Eight Little Egrets, a Great White Egret, two Oystercatchers, two Grey Herons, a Cormorant and a Peregrine on prey at 10:30am. (David Smith).

WWT Slimbridge     An OSPREY flew N upriver today. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Saul Warth     On the rising high tide this morning 90+ Avocets, 68+ Curlews, 35 Black-tailed Godwits, 19 Oystercatchers, a Redshank, seven Dunlins, four Little Egrets, 80+ Shelducks, 15 Swallows, 23 Goldfinches and a Chiffchaff. (MK).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning 6:30am along the canal two Kingfishers, two Green Woodpeckers, 3+ Sedge Warblers, five Swifts, female and juvenile Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs, Coot family with five chicks and a Mallard family with six ducklings. From Grundon Hide, three Great White Egrets, 30+ Little Egrets, seven Grey Herons and 28+ Lapwings. (Clare McLeod).

Forest of Dean    At Cannop Upper Pond today, two Grey Wagtails, two eclipse Mandarins, five Little Grebe adults, two with two chicks at the causeway end, a Mute Swan with two well grown cygnets, two grown Coot young, a Treecreeper, a Marsh Tit and a Nuthatch on the bird table. (Chris Keeling).

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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