Monday 25th July 2022

Epney     This morning the TURTLE DOVE  for its 15th day at the Longney end of the village at 6am. 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 three Little Egrets. Nearby a Yellow Wagtail at Longney Crib. (MK).

Turtle Dove by Mike King

Saul Warth     35+ Avocets, 26 Oystercatchers, 175 Curlews, 20 Shelducks, Little Egret and two Kestrels this morning on the falling tide. (MK).

Hawling     This morning at 10:30am, three Corn Buntings, two Yellowhammers and four Skylarks. (Steve Pullen).

Corn Bunting by Steve Pullen

Roel Gate     In the Roel Hill farm area 11am-12:30pm, at least four QUAILS still calling from the wheat and barley fields bordering the bridle path with two calling right next to the road. Also five Corn Buntings, four Yellowhammers, three Skylarks, six Linnets, seven Swallows, a male Kestrel, two Red Kites and two Buzzards. (Steve Pullen/Ed Betteridge). Also a Peregrine. (Ed Betteridge).

WWT Slimbridge     A possible Pectoral Sandpiper flew down river this morning but was lost beyond WWT grounds towards Purton. (Scott Petrek). From Middle Point seven Turnstones, a summer plumage Grey Plover and two SPOONBILLS close in. (Les Ditchburn). A Redstart along the Summer Walkway today. (Nigel Young).

Redstart by Nigel Young

Frampton pools     At Court Lake a Hobby, two Swifts, 25 Sand Martins, two Cormorants, 11 Pied Wagtails, a Ross’s Goose and a Cetti’s Warbler. A Migrant Hawker, a female Emperor dragonfly and a Grass Snake. (Nick Goatman).

Nailsworth     At Ruskin Mill Ponds a pair of Grey Wagtails, the female feeding two fledged young, a Goldcrest with a feeding group of Great, Blue and Coal Tits, two Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, a female Chaffinch, a pair of Moorhens with three chicks, a male Little Grebe, ten moulting Mallards, an adult female Mute Swan, two Cormorants, two Black-headed Gulls, six Grey Herons (3 adults) and a Buzzard over. (Jake King/John Fletcher).

Adult Grey Wagtail by John Fletcher

Juvenile Grey Wagtail by John Fletcher

Randwick     A few Spotted Flycatchers in Randwick Woods this afternoon including at least one juvenile being fed. (Duerden Cormack).

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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