Sunday 17th July 2022

Epney     This afternoon the CASPIAN TERN flew in shortly before 4pm and was still there until 6pm at least. Also the TURTLE DOVE  for its 7th day on wires and in trees around the Anchor Inn again today. Please park sensibly by the entrance opposite the seawall without blocking access and not in the pub unless you are using it. (Terry Grant). Also this morning two Little Egrets, a Kingfisher, an Oystercatcher, 20 Goldfinches and 30+ Swallows and 20+ Sand Martins warming up on the sea wall at 6am. (MK).

Caspian Tern by Jon Mercer taken 16th
Caspian Tern by Jon Mercer taken 16th

Turtle Dove by Mike King

Cotswolds     At Duntisbourne Lear, at Nutbeam Farm 50+ House Martins. At Middle Duntisbourne a Hobby through a small flock of Swallows, a Green Woodpecker, two Spotted Flycatchers, a Marsh Tit on a feeder and a juvenile Greenfinch.  From here to Duntisbourne Rouse along the footpath a Buzzard, a Red Kite, three Stock Doves, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Redstart and two Mistle Thrushes. (Steve Brown).

Aylburton Warth/Guscar Rocks     WeBS count today at high tide included 47 Canada Geese, four Bar-headed Geese, a pair of Shelducks with six ducklings, a Cormorant, a Grey Heron, two Oystercatchers, a Ringed Plover, a Whimbrel, 400 Curlews, three Common Sandpipers, a Redshank, an adult Mediterranean Gull, a Yellow Wagtail, a Pied Wagtail, two singing Reed Warblers, six Linnets and three Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart/Barrie Mills).

Longney Crib     In the evening a female Peregrine eating prey, a Great White Egret, five Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, a Lapwing, two Stock Doves and a Pied Wagtail. (John Fletcher).

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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