Monday 18th July 2022

WWT Slimbridge     An adult PECTORAL SANDPIPER showing along the muddy S/SW shore of the flood of the Top New Piece viewed from Zeiss hide. No sign later as the bird disappeared into vegetation but could well still be present. (Martin McGill). A CASPIAN TERN from 10:40am until midday roosting with Black-headed Gulls on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide. (Paul Masters). It was also seen again at 2:30pm. (Harley Todd).

Caspian Tern by Mike King

A SPOONBILL briefly on the Rushy late morning. (Paul Dunham). Also a LESSER EMPEROR dragonfly on South Lake this morning. (Martin McGill).

Spoonbill by Paul Dunham

Spoonbill by Mike King

Epney     This morning the TURTLE DOVE  for its 8th day in gardens 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. (MK).

Turtle Dove by Mike King

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning eight Grey Herons, four Green Sandpipers, a Snipe, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Sparrowhawk, a Swallow, a Swift and a Lapwing. (Jeremy Holland).

Cam     c50 Swifts being pursued by a Hobby over the garden this afternoon. (Magnus Carter).

Wotton-Under-Edge    60+ Swifts high over the town this evening. (Paul Rich).

Cirencester     c40 Swifts high over the Open Air Swimming Pool at midday. (Felicity Cobb).

Newnham-on-Severn    11 Little Egrets and six Grey Herons feeding together on the river this evening. (Lewis Thomson).

Lechlade     At the Edward Richardson and Phyllis Amey Reserve a Green Sandpiper, a Little Egret and two juvenile Grey Herons this morning. (Alan & Kit Williams).

Alvington     An adult Mediterranean Gull with Black-headed Gulls and Herring Gulls feeding in a group over the house late this morning. (Paul Woolams).

Mediterranean Gull by Paul Woolams

Stonehouse     Along the canal from St Cyr’s church to just E of Bond’s Mill a Red Kite, a Raven, a Buzzard, a male Kingfisher briefly at the Ocean, a Swallow and ten Swifts. Also dragonflies included Broad-bodied Chaser, Emperor, Migrant Hawker, Brown Hawker, Beautiful Demoiselles and Ruddy Darter. Butterflies included Comma, Painted Lady and Small Skipper. (Paul Sutton).

Red Kite by Paul Sutton

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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