Thursday 4th August 2016

Ebworth     At Overtown Farm birds included an OSPREY at 1:20pm, which arrived from the NE, circled a few times over the farm being mobbed by a gull, then circled up high and moved away westwards, a Hobby, two Red Kites, a Whimbrel, 1770 Swallows, 1445 House Martins, 635 Swifts, 64 Linnets, ten Yellowhammers, 19 Goldfinches,  at least three Corn Buntings and six Buzzards present.(John Fleming). Pic by John.Osprey 040816

WWT Slimbridge     From today’s Safari 102 Curlews, 12 Ringed Plovers, a female Marsh Harrier, two Kestrels and three Common Tern chicks fledged. (Paul Daunter). The juvenile Mediterranean Gull again today showing well in the Eider Pen. (Tom Weston-McClung). Pic by Tom.Mediterranean Gull 040816

Coaley     A Green Sandpiper on a small lake below Twyning Ash house this afternoon. (Mike Whiting).

Tirley    Garden birds today included three Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler and a Bullfinch. In  the hedge above the cottage, a male Redstart still, up to five Spotted Flycatchers and two Swift flew S. (Mark Grieve).

Painswick Beacon     Birds today included 281 House Martins, 166 Swifts, 14 Swallows and 15 Greenfinches. (John Fleming).

Twyning    At Upham Meadow six flying juvenile Curlews still present, a Mute Swan and two cygnets, 45 Canada Geese, two Greylags, three Buzzards, two Kestrels, 100+ Swallows, 20 House Martins, three Skylarks and one or two Sedge Warblers. (Mike Smart).

Frampton pools     An adult Yellow-legged Gull on the Sailing Lake this morning. Later a Hobby, four Swifts, three juvenile Common Terns flying around the Sailing Lake, two Willow Warblers, 20+ Chiffchaffs and five Curlews over. (Nick Goatman).

Ashleworth Ham     Birds today included a male Wigeon, five Grey Herons, four Buzzard, 17 Swallows, a Whitethroat, three Linnets, a Kingfisher and a Nuthatch. (John Fletcher).

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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