Friday 22nd July 2022

Cirencester     A ROSE-COLOURED STARLING briefly in a private garden early morning with no further sign later and no Starlings found in the surrounding area. (Alan Lloyd).

Rose-coloured Starling by Alan Lloyd

WWT Slimbridge    Five COMMON SCOTERS (3 males and 2 females) upriver past Slimbridge with the tide this afternoon. (Nigel Warren).

The CASPIAN TERN flew N along the canal towards Shepherds Patch and over the campsite at 7:05am, then again towards Frampton at 7:35am, then at Splatt Bridge at 7:40am. (Andy Jordan/Gordon Hodgson). Then it was refound asleep on the mud at Middle Point at 9:10am. (John Budd). It flew into South Lake briefly at 11:10am (Matt Latham) before roosting at Zeiss hide at 11:20am. (Paul Sutton/Ian Hull/Bettie Sloane). It flew off from there at 12:19pm. (Tim Jukes). It was seen briefly at Epney early evening then headed towards Arlingham. (Magnus Carter). Also two Spoonbills on the Estuary. (Tim Jukes).

Caspian Tern by Matt Latham

Caspian Tern by Paul Sutton

An unringed juvenile Ruddy Shelduck (or hybrid?) on the Rushy, until 9:37am when it was flushed by a Red Kite. Also an Avocet, eight Ruff, 180+ Black-tailed Godwits, 25+ Redshanks, two Spotted Redshanks, an Oystercatcher, two Green Sandpipers, two Lapwings, a Hobby, a Sparrowhawk and a Yellow Wagtail. (MK).

Ruddy Shelduck by Mike King

Spotted Redshank by Mike King

Epney     This morning the TURTLE DOVE  for its 12th day in gardens around the Anchor Inn again on and off throughout the day. 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 this morning a Curlew, five Lapwings, three Little Egrets, three Common Terns N at 6:16am, a leucistic Herring Gull and 40+ House Sparrows. (MK).

Roel Gate     A QUAIL calling from a corn field at  7:30am. Also a Red Kite and Corn Buntings singing. (Colin Greenfield).

Siddington    Two Green Sandpipers by the River Churn S of Siddington at 10am. (Philip Ternouth).

Windrush Airfield area     Nine Red Kites, seven Buzzards, a Kestrel, two Ravens, 20+ Skylarks, a male Redstart, two Whinchats(1 juv) , three Stonechats (male & 2 juvs), five Yellow Wagtails and five Corn Buntings. (Andy Jayne).

Cotswold Water Park East    At Pit 132 two Oystercatchers, a Little Ringed Plover, a Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, a Redshank, a Little Egret, a Red Kite, a Kestrel, a Kingfisher, five Cetti’s Warbler (4 juvs), three Garden Warblers (2 juv), two Treecreepers and two Grey Wagtails.  (Andy Jayne).

Forest of Dean    At least five Crossbills at Crabtree Hill this morning and then adult and juvenile Dippers at Lower Cannop and 3+ Spotted Flycatchers near Campbell hide at Nagshead. (Mike Davis).

Hardwicke     Near Madam’s End Farm this lunchtime, two Yellowhammers, two Green Woodpeckers, three Buzzards, two Bullfinches, two Linnets, 12 Swallows and a calling Stock Dove. (Steve Pullen).

Tewkesbury     At Mitton an Egyptian Goose, a Grey Heron, five Swallows and a family party of five Pied Wagtails. (Mike Smart).

Twyning     A Buzzard, 98 Rooks and five Carrion Crows today. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon a Snipe, three Green Sandpipers, a female Whinchat, four Yellow Wagtails, two Pied Wagtails, two Long-tailed Tits, five Blackcaps (2 ads, 3 juvs), 15 Sand Martins, three Swallows, two Swifts, two Reed Buntings, a male Bullfinch, eight Mallards, eight Moorhens (3 chicks), five Coots. (3 chicks), nine Lapwings, three Sedge Warblers, two Willow Warblers, 11 Little Egrets and seven Grey Herons. Also two Roe Deer, a doe and a fawn. (John Fletcher).

Snipe by 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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