Sunday 21st August 2016

Berkeley shore     A STORM PETREL early afternoon, later off of Sharpness until predated by gulls. Also a FULMAR flew N upriver late morning. (Paul Taylor). A Wheatear, three Yellow Wagtails and 26+ Linnets seen along the sea wall S of Berkeley. (Neil Smart).

WWT Slimbridge     A CATTLE EGRET reported from Knott hide early afternoon but flew off and no further sign. (Bob Radford). A Curlew Sandpiper on the Rushy and a further three Curlew Sandpipers with two Ringed Plovers on South Lake. Also a BLACK TERN still and 112 Black-tailed Godwits on South Lake and a Garganey from Zeiss hide again. (Neil Smart). Also today a Knot and a Little Stint and two Swifts flew down the estuary at 8am. (Martin McGill).

Witcombe Reservoirs     A Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper, a Kingfisher, 41 Canada Geese, 37 Greylags and an un-ringed Snow Goose. (Terry Fenton). Pic by Terry.Snow Goose 210816

Forest of Dean     Six Ravens flying around together above Forge Hill, Lydbrook this morning. (Chris Sullivan). At Crabtree Hill a Grasshopper Warbler ringed this morning. Also two Tree Pipits and five Willow Warblers. Recent unusual birds ringed at this site included Sedge Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat. (Rob Husbands).Grasshopper Warbler 210816

Bourton-on-the-Water     An adult Hobby over the south pits at lunchtime today. (Andy Lewis).

Shurdington     A Swift over the Greenway Hotel at 5:20pm today. (Jane Mitchell).

Cheltenham     A Swift over Swindon Lane this afternoon. (Laurie Pierce).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning birds included a female Marsh Harrier (pic below), a Sparrowhawk, two Buzzards, a Kestrel, 80+ Canada Geese, 30+ Greylags, a Whitethroat, a Sedge Warbler, two Bullfinches, 40+ Lapwings, 27 Mallards,  four Whinchats (pic below), a Green Sandpiper, two Little Egrets, four Grey Herons, two Ravens and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Les Waring). Pics by Les.Marsh Harrier 210816

Whinchat 210816Frampton pools      A Yellow-legged Gull still, two Yellow Wagtail, two Redstarts, 11 Willow Warbler, 43 Chiffchaffs, a Whitethroat, a Sedge Warbler, two Reed Warblers and five Blackcaps this morning. (Nick Goatman).

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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