Tuesday 30th August 2016

Minchinhampton Common     First thing this morning 2-3 Redstarts, a Wheatear, a Whitethroat and a Yellow Wagtail heard calling in the mist. (Terry Grant).

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss Hide/Top New Piece four juvenile CURLEW SANDPIPERS with seven juvenile Ruffs, two Avocet and a Garganey amongst 500 Teal. (Slimbridge Sightings). Also a Grasshopper Warbler in a private area. (Martin McGill).

Frampton pools     An adult Yellow-legged Gull, four Common Terns, a Yellow Wagtail, a Spotted Flycatcher, three Lesser Whitethroat, 34 Chiffchaffs, five Willow Warbler and 14 Reed Buntings today. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows    From the Grundon hide a Hobby and two Whinchats.  Along the canal a shoal of c16 Roach and Migrant Hawker, Brown Hawker and Common Darter.  At the car park a party of Long-tailed Tits and a Raven over. (Steve Brown). Also today a pair of Mute Swans, 100 Greylags, 100 Canada Geese, two Barnacle Geese 35 Teal, 20 Mallards, a Wigeon heard calling through the mist, six Grey Herons, a Little Egrets, 60 Lapwings, at least ten Snipe, a Green Sandpiper, two juvenile Ruff, c40 Swallows SW, a Wheatear, two Whitethroats, at least ten Chiffchaffs and five Bullfinches. (Les Brown/Mike Smart).

Cherington Lake    Two Grey Wagtails, six Coots, two Moorhens, five Mallards, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, six Long-tailed Tits, four Swallows, a Grey Heron and two Buzzards. Also five Red Admirals and Emperor dragonflies. (John Fletcher).

Sandhurst Hill     Three Wheatears this morning.  (Martin Greenish).

Forest of Dean     150+ House Martins over Crabtree Hill this morning, some of them perched in a Larch tree. (Frank Williams).

Tirley     A garden Chiffchaff today. (Mark Grieve).

Wainlode     c100 House Martins flying over the River Severn today. (Felicity Cobb/Mark Grieve).

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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