Monday 29th August 2016

Cotswolds     Juvenile Hobbies today just fledged for two weeks and already agile enough to catch insects in flight. (Richard Tyler). Pics by Richard.

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Frampton pools     Six Spotted Flycatchers, a Lesser Whitethroat, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, seven Common Terns, two Green Sandpipers, 25 Chiffchaffs and six fresh Willow Warblers feeding with two Reed Buntings down Green Lane S of Frampton Sailing Lake in broad bean crop as well as singing birds in Watery Lane and the Gravel Wash. (Nick Goatman/Neil Smart/MK). Pic by Mike.Spotted Flycatcher 290816

Hempsted     At Netheridge Farm a Whinchat, eight Whitethroats, 16 Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers and Blackcaps. (Mark Hobson).

WWT Slimbridge     On South Lake a juvenile Spotted Redshank, 35 Redshanks, 154 Black-tailed Godwits, four Ruff, a Greenshank briefly and a Green Sandpiper. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Sharpness     Five Common Sandpipers, three Yellow Wagtails, three Ravens, two Lesser Whitethroats, six Whitethroats, a Dunlin, a Green Woodpecker and a Cetti’s Warbler. In the Sharpness area a Goshawk flew inland first thing, a Tree Pipit flew N, a Whinchat by Berkeley pill and four Ringed Plovers and five Wheatears. (Andy Jordan).

Berkeley     At Berkeley Park- Scott Law four Chiffchaffs, a Spotted Flycatcher and a juvenile Water Rail today. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Cheltenham     On the River Chelt between Waitrose and Gloucester Road a
Kingfisher flew W along the River today. (Keith White).

Tewkesbury     A Hobby over the garden chasing Swallows and House Martins at 4:30pm. (Les Ditchburn).

Cleeve Hill     Nine Wheatears this evening. (Roy Shilham). Pic by Roy.FWheatear 290816

Forest of Dean     A Red Kite flew W over Cinderford at 6:30pm. (Owen Follis).

Bourton-on-the-Water     A male and a female Redstart at Greystones Farm GWT reserve this afternoon. (Andy Lewis).

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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