Wednesday 27th July 2022

Epney     This morning the TURTLE DOVE for its 17th day still in gardens behind the Anchor Inn at 6:08am. 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 near adult Mediterranean Gull, three Oystercatchers, two Curlews, a Green Woodpecker, 12+ Goldfinches and two Little Egrets. (MK/Rhodes Haughton/Ed Betteridge).

Turtle Dove by Mike King

Saul Warth     At high tide this morning 14 Avocets, two Bar-tailed Godwits, two Black-tailed Godwits, three Knot, five Sanderlings, 44+ Dunlins, nine Oystercatchers, 105+ Curlews, a Common Sandpiper, a Marsh Harrier, four Kestrels and an adult Mediterranean Gull. Also 3+ Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, four Whitethroats and a Lesser Whitethroat. (Martin McGill/MK).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake a Nightingale, eight Lesser Whitethroats, a Willow Warbler, two Chiffchaffs, nine Blackcaps, two Cetti’s Warblers, six House Sparrows and a Yellow Wagtail over. (Nick Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     A SPOONBILL and two Spotted Redshanks on the Rushy. (Jon Mercer). Also two Green Sandpipers, at least four Ruff and an Avocet. Both SPOONBILLS on the estuary later. (Bob Shiret).

Green Sandpiper by Bob Shiret

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning 10+ Sedge Warblers with juveniles, three Whitethroats including a juvenile, three Bullfinches, a Raven, a Reed Warbler, four Little Egrets, six Long-tailed Tits and two Spotted Flycatchers including a juvenile. (Paul Clark).

Ashleworth Ham     A Green Sandpiper, 13 Mallards, two Moorhens, five Grey Herons, a Little Egret, four Whitethroats (2 juvs), male and female Blackcap, three Stock Doves, a Chaffinch, a Peregrine, three Buzzards, a Jay and 200+ Rooks, Crows and Jackdaws. Also two Roe Deer grazing. (John Fletcher).

Whitethroat by John Fletcher

Roel Gate     A QUAIL calling very occasionally opposite Roel Hill Farm and another nearer Roel Gate crossroads at 6am. Both sounded distant from the road. (Simon Bradfield).

Ebley     100+ Swifts over the housing estate this morning. (Martin Greenish/Michelle Davies).

Stonehouse     A Kingfisher at the Ocean briefly, a second sighting W of Bonds mill, possibly the same one. A Cetti’s Warbler between Hoffman’s Dam and the Ocean bridge. (Paul Sutton).

Cetti’s Warbler by Paul Sutton

Alvington     A Jersey Tiger moth in the garden at Clanna Country Park today. (Paul Woolams).

Jersey Tiger by Paul Woolams

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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