Sunday 24th July 2022

Epney     This morning the TURTLE DOVE  for its 14th day at the Longney end of the village at 7am.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 Redshank, an adult Common Gull, the leucistic Herring Gull, two Cormorants and a Red-legged Partridge. (MK).

Turtle Dove by Mike King

Roel Gate     This morning four QUAILS calling, six Corn Buntings, 3+ Skylarks, ten Linnets, six Yellowhammers, a Red Kite, a Jay and a male Redstart S of Roel Hill Farm. (Paul Masters/Mark Hobson).

Hawling     Along the bridle path to Hawling and around the village two singing Corn
Buntings, three singing Yellowhammers, a Redstart, a Nuthatch, a Jay, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Chiffchaff, a Bullfinch and Ravens heard. (Steve Brown).

Charlton Abbots     A Red Kite, two Buzzards, five Ravens together and two Great
Spotted Woodpeckers. At Sevenhampton, two young Stoats chasing about on the road. (Steve Brown).

Guiting Power     Two Marsh Tits, a Chiffchaff, 10+ Swifts, 4+ Swallows and a Red Kite. (Paul Masters/Mark Hobson).

Frampton     At Splatt Bridge early morning a Marsh Harrier, a female Sparrowhawk, three Kestrels, a Lapwing, two female Tufted Ducks with one and three juveniles, 30+ Goldfinches and three Swifts. (MK). At the pools a Common Sandpiper, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Yellow Wagtail, two Swifts, 106 Sand Martins, 21 House Martins, 17 Swallows, seven Starlings, eight Common Terns, a Nuthatch and three Whitethroats. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Marsh Harrier hunting for 25 minutes over and around North scrape, two Green Sandpipers, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, two Little Egrets and a Kingfisher. (Les Ditchburn).

Marsh Harrier by Les Ditchburn

Sapperton     Two Whinchats this morning. (Martin Greenish/Michelle Davies).

WWT Slimbridge    Two breeding plumage Knot and a Grey Plover, straight out from Middle Point and two SPOONBILLS on South Lake. (Roberta Goodall). A Marsh Harrier from Zeiss hide at 11:45am. (Howard Smith).

Cirencester     Six Little Egrets on the lake in Cirencester Park today. (Felicity Cobb).

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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