Monday 22nd August 2016

Purton     23 SHAGS flew into Glos from the S early afternoon, lingered on the water for a while, before all flying off high N. Highest count for Glos and South Glos. Also a Hobby over late afternoon, a Ruff and a Reeve and two Ringed Plovers S past Tites Point. (Paul Taylor).

Berkeley shore     Eight Yellow Wagtails amongst cattle just S of Severn House Farm, also a Wheatear and c20 Sand Martins this evening. (Paul Taylor).

WWT Slimbridge     An adult GANNET in close to Mid Point at 10:40am and a STORM PETREL over on the Awre side of the river at 11:25am. (Geoff Moyser). Probably the same petrel seen at 10:35ff of Sharpness Coastguards. (Jake King). A juvenile BLACK TERN still on South Lake today. (Martin McGill).

Frampton pools      Two BLACK TERNS on the Sailing Lake, an Arctic Tern on Court Lake and 6+ Common Terns this morning. (Nick Goatman). Also two Crossbills over. (Gordon Hodgson).

Gloucester     A male Redstart in the garden in Hamer Street, Wotton at 6pm. (Julia Adamson).

Nailsworth     This afternoon 14+ Swifts, 580+ House Martins, a Sand Martin and 20+ Swallows flying S. (Terry Grant).

Awre    13 Canada Geese, 40 Shelducks, a Great Heron, two Little Egrets, a Mallard, 70 Curlews, three Common Sandpipers, a Skylark, three Yellow Wagtails, a Wheatear and a Willow Warbler giving a burst of song. (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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