Tuesday 19th July 2022

Epney    This morning the CASPIAN TERN flew in at 6:20am and was in the area for most of the day. This morning the TURTLE DOVE  for its 9th day in gardens around the Anchor Inn again from 5am on and off. Please park sensibly by the entrance opposite the seawall or on the road without blocking access and not in the pub unless you are using it. Also do not park in the private residents car park at Longney Crib. Thank you. Also a Ruff at  6am opposite the Anchor. (MK).

Caspian Tern by Paul Dunham

Caspian Tern by Paul Dunham

Turtle Dove by Paul Dunham

Arlingham     A Little Owl this morning. (Marc Freebrey).

Little Owl by Marc Freebrey

Yanworth     Several screaming family parties of Swifts around this morning. (Richard Tyler).

Swift by Richard Tyler

Hardwicke     Along the canal two Little Owls this morning, also a Yellowhammer heard, three Linnets, a House Martin and c6 Swallows. (Paul Masters).

Frampton pools     At lunchtime a Hobby, a Great White Egret, three Grey Herons, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, six Common Terns and a Red Kite. (Nick Goatman). This evening a juvenile Green Woodpecker, a Black Swan, a Bar-headed Goose, Great Crested Grebes and a Common Tern. (Paul Sutton).

WWT Slimbridge    A Greenshank at Zeiss hide viewed from Estuary Tower and a Hobby flew over the Top New Piece and landed on the Dumbles edge at 8:30am. (MK).

Longney Crib     Seven Black-tailed Godwits, five Little Egrets, six Mallards, a pair of Yellow Wagtails feeding young, three Swallows and a Raven. (John Fletcher).

Wotton-Under-Edge     At Cotswold Edge Golf Club a group of five Ravens flying and calling between the woods by the 15th and 17th holes at 11am. Also a Red Kite and a Buzzard. (Mike Tranter).

Gloucester    This morning at 10am, while hay making on Hucclecote Meadows (Lobleys Drive SO 87112 16393), a Red Kite landed and scavenged a dead rat, chasing off crows in the process. (Ian Elphick).

Twyning     At Upham Meadow today still three Curlews, an adult male attending two fledged juveniles, a Buzzard, c100 corvids, mostly Rooks but a few Carrion Crows, a Reed Warbler, a Sedge Warbler, a Reed Bunting, a female Whinchat and two recently fledged juvenile Stonechats on neighbouring posts. (Mike Smart).

Stonehouse     From the Ocean to Upend along the canal a Kingfisher flew E, a Red Kite, two Buzzards, a Little Egret at the Ocean and a Jay. Also Brown Hawkers, Migrant Hawkers, male and female Emperors, two Ruddy Darters, Broad-bodied Chasers, Emerald, Azure, Common Blue, Blue-tailed, Red-eyed and White-legged Damselflies and a Yellow-bellied Slider. (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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