Sunday 31st July 2022

Epney     Today the TURTLE DOVE for its 21st day still in gardens behind the Anchor Inn at 10:45am. 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. Thank you. (Paul Rich).

Frampton     A TURTLE DOVE in the garden at 11:55am and seen later in Lake Lane and The Oval. Presumably this is the Epney bird and probably the first for Frampton since 2003. (Gordon Hodgson).

North Cerney     A QUAIL singing from the track to Conigree Wood, off of Chapel Lane. Also a male Redstart. (Dave Soons).

WWT Slimbridge    A juvenile Mediterranean Gull on the Rushy⁩ this morning. Also here an Avocet, an Oystercatcher, two Green Sandpipers, a Spotted Redshank, 15 Redshanks, two Ruff, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Grey Heron and a Grey Wagtail. At Middle Point over high tide 24 Avocets, two Common Terns, a Sanderling, an Oystercatcher, 18 Little Egrets, 12 Black-tailed Godwits and the juvenile Ruddy Shelduck or hybrid. (Paul Masters/Mark Hobson). Three eclipse GARGANEYS on the Top New Piece viewed from Zeiss hide. Eight Turnstones off of Middle Point at 9am. The adult Barn Owl showing well at the nest box at the Kingfisher hide. (Roberta Goodall).

Mediterranean Gull by Paul Masters

Mediterranean Gull by Mark Hobson

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake early morning a Yellow-legged Gull and five Common Terns. (Paul Rich).

Yellow-legged Gull by Paul Rich

Saul Warth     Over the hightide a Turnstone, five Sanderlings and three Knot. (Paul Rich).

Forest of Dean    A Green Sandpiper calling over W at Woorgreens Lake at 7:30am. Also ten Crossbills. (Frank Williams).

Ashleworth Ham     CES ringing session caught 68 birds including a Sedge Warbler, eight Whitethroats, five Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler, two Willow Warblers, six Chiffchaffs, three Song Thrushes, eight Long-tailed Tits, four Bullfinches and a Goldfinch. On the reserve a Whimbrel, a Green Sandpiper and a male Sparrowhawk. (Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening).

Cotswolds     At Lineover Woods car park a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Nuthatch and a Coal Tit. At Yanworth a Red Kite, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and two Yellowhammers. At Rendcomb, a Dipper and a Grey Wagtail from the bridge. (Steve Brown).

Nailsworth     Between 3:50-5:15pm, a Hobby, 23 Swifts, a Red Kite and 1200+ Woodpigeons flying N, also a garden juvenile Green Woodpecker. (Terry Grant).

Green Woodpecker by Terry Grant

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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