Thursday 28th July 2022

Saul Warth     At high tide this morning a SANDWICH TERN at 8:30am, 16 Avocets, two Black-tailed Godwits, a Knot, seven Sanderlings, 70+ Dunlins, four Common Sandpipers, 14 Oystercatchers, 170+ Curlews, a Whimbrel, three Redshanks, 81 Shelducks including a pair with nine ducklings, two Marsh Harriers, three Great White Egrets and 15+ Little Egrets. Also 6+ Chiffchaffs, six Willow Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, 20+ Goldfinches and for House Martins at the sewage works. (Martin McGill/Duerden Cormack/MK).

Epney     This morning the TURTLE DOVE for its 18th day still in gardens behind the Anchor Inn from 6:38am. 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. A Little Owl calling and seen just outside the village. (MK).

Little Owl by Mike King

Frampton    At the Sailing Lake on the south side three Lesser Whitethroats, five Blackcaps, two Greenfinches, 28 House Sparrows, a Kingfisher with a second brood of three young, 15 Swifts, 40+ Sand Martins, 20+ House Martins and 10+Swallows. (Nick Goatman).

North Cerney    A male Redstart and 2 juveniles in bushes above the River Churn at the back of North Cerney school. (Dave Soons).

WWT Slimbridge     A juvenile Redstart along the Summer Walkway this morning. (Mike Davis/Roberta Goodall). A summer plumaged Spotted Redshank on the Top New Piece. (Jane Shackleton). Also two GARGANEYS still on the Top New Piece and two SPOONBILLS, 376 Black-tailed Godwit and two Spotted Redshanks on the Rushy. (Roberta Goodall).

Tewkesbury     At 11am an Egyptian Goose on the banks of the River Avon by the Sailing Club. (Nige Murray).

Egyptian Goose by Nige Murray

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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