Wednesday 31st August 2016

Guscar Rocks/Aylburton Warth     This morning two juvenile Shelducks, a Little Egret, a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel, five Oystercatchers, 70 Ringed Plovers, a Whimbrel, 600 Curlews, a Turnstone, a Sanderling, 72 Dunlins, four Common Sandpipers, two Greenshanks, a Kingfisher, three Whinchats, two Wheatears, five Yellow Wagtails and four Grey Wagtails. Also a turtle sp. in Cone Pill, probably a Yellow-bellied Slider. (Andy Jayne). Pic by AJ.Yellow-bellied Slider 310816

WWT Slimbridge   A GREAT WHITE EGRET landed in the Bottom New Piece early afternoon and nine CURLEW SANDPIPERS from Zeiss hide. (Jake King). Late report of an Osprey over the reserve today seen by a member of WWT staff, no further details. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Tresham to Boxwell     A Hobby and six Wheatears this morning from the Monarch’s Way. (Vic Polley).

Stonehouse     A Little Egret flew NW over SKF at Oldends Lane at 12:45pm, first site record in 42 years. (MK).

Hempsted     At Netheridge Farm a Hobby over at 2:25pm. (Mark Hobson).

Elmore     A juvenile Little Owl and another calling evening at Farley’s End SO772151. (Mark Hobson).

Tirley     A Tawny Owl calling at 5am.Later a Bullfinch, 14+ Swallows, 11+ House Martins, a Blackcap, four Chiffchaffs, three Stock Doves, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, eight Goldfinches and nine Linnets. (Mark Grieve).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Wigeon, 25 Teal, 50 Mallards, 40 Lapwings, three Snipe, two Ruffs, at least seven Green Sandpipers, a Greenshank, a Little Owl calling from near the Snipe Pool at dusk, at least three Tawny Owls calling along the canal after dark. (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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