Tuesday 9th August 2016

Leighterton     A female-type Black Redstart briefly at 10am on the side of the harrowed field immediately E of the entrance to Bennett’s Farm, but not relocated within the next hour. (Geoff Moyser).

Tresham     A female/immature Whinchat and a Corn Bunting this afternoon near Hatherall’s Barn in a wheat field between Tresham and the A46. (Vic Polley).

Cherington     A Redstart near a grassy slope off the road to Aston Farm at ST903989. (Vic Polley).

Hasfield Ham     Four Whinchats and two Redstarts this afternoon. (Martin Greenish).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Mute Swans with four cygnets, 95 Greylags, 23 Canada Geese, six Teal, seven Gadwalls, 40 Mallards, 13 Little Egrets, four Grey Herons, a Cormorant, 32 Lapwings, three Little Ringed Plovers, four Snipe, 5+ Green Sandpipers, 1 or 2 Skylarks, a Whinchat, five Redstarts, five Sedge Warblers, family party of five Whitethroats, 2+ Chiffchaffs, ten Linnets and male and female Yellowhammers. (Les Brown/Mike Smart/Ian Hull).

Cobney Meadows     A Mandarin and three Redstarts today. (Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury     A pair of Egyptian Geese back on the River Avon near Tewkesbury marina. (Sarah Loaring).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake this morning a Wheatear, three Lesser Whitethroats, four Willow Warblers, six Reed Warblers, 12 Common Terns, 12 Pied Wagtails and a Curlew. (Nick Goatman).

Forest of Dean     At Woorgreens Stock Doves and six Song Thrushes feeding together on Yew berries. Also Common Darters and Black-tailed Skimmers, Common Blue Damselflies, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Small and Green-veined Whites, Meadow Brown and Holly Blue butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area the resident Peregrine pair and their juvenile male, a Hobby through, Ravens, Buzzards, a Bullfinch, a Marsh Tit, Stock Doves, a juvenile Green Woodpecker and a juvenile Grey Heron. Other sightings included Silver-washed Fritillaries, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Small and Large Whites and Holly Blue butterflies and a Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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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