Thursday 11th August 2016

Eastington (Cotswolds)     A Little Egret and a Common Sandpiper on the small lake at Upper End SP127139 this morning. (Robert Homan).

Forest of Dean     This morning 6+ Swifts, 20+ House Martins, four Swallows, a Treecreeper, a Whitethroat, 3+ Willow Warblers and 2+ Chiffchaffs at Woorgreens Lake. At Crabtree Hill and Yew Tree Brake this morning four Stonechats including a male feeding fledged young and 3+ Crossbills. (Frank Williams).

Tirley     In the hedgerow above the cottage, three Chiffchaffs, two Lesser Whitethroats, ten Swallows, 12 Mistle Thrushes, ten House Martins, four Willow Warblers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and three Spotted Flycatchers (2 ads, 1 juv). (Mark Grieve).

Gloucester     A Spotted Flycatcher at Sandhurst this morning and 20+ Swifts over Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Lake this evening. (Martin Greenish).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Mute Swans with four cygnets, 95 Greylags, 28 Canada Geese, five Gadwalls, seven Little Egrets, 40 Lapwings, a Green Sandpiper, 30 Swallows, a Cetti’s Warbler heard, a Sedge Warbler, two Willow Warblers and five Chiffchaffs. (Juliet Bailey/Mike Smart). Also a Red Kite, a male Sparrowhawk, three Little Ringed Plovers, four Dunlins, two Common Sandpipers, c500 Rooks, six Linnets, two Grey Herons, 35 Mallards and a pair of Stonechats. Other sightings included Common Darter, Ruddy Darter, Brown Hawker, Common Blue Damselflies, an Emerald Damselfly and Green-veined, Large and Small Whites and Speckled Wood butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Twyning     At least 15 Yellow Wagtails around cattle at Summer Leasow. (Juliet Bailey/Mike Smart).

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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