Thursday 1st September 2016

WWT Slimbridge     Four CURLEW SANDPIPERS and four Ruffs on South Lake and another CURLEW SANDPIPER and a Ruff from Zeiss hide. Also on South Lake two Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper, 25+ Redshanks and 70+ Black-tailed Godwits. On the Rushy two Green Sandpipers, a Black-tailed Godwit and a Snipe. (Jon Mercer). The GREAT WHITE EGRET was seen from the Land Rover Safari today. (Slimbridge Sightings). Curlew Sand and Ruff pics by Jon.Curlew Sandpiper 010916

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Frampton pools     The adult Yellow-legged Gull still, three Common Terns, a Lesser Whitethroat, three Willow Warblers and two Blackcaps today. (Nick Goatman).

Tirley     Two Lesser Whitethroats in the hedge above the cottage, also 75+ Swallows and 20+ House Martins through SW. (Mark Grieve).

Purton     34 Cormorants, three Chiffchaffs, a Little Egret, a Curlew, two Mandarins and a Whimbrel calling today. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair, Ravens, a female Sparrowhawk, a pair of Buzzards, Stock Doves, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tits, a Grey Heron, Swallows and House Martins in good numbers. Also Speckled Wood, Small White, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral and Holly Blue butterflies and four Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead a Kingfisher, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Goldcrest, Buzzards, a Jay and a Treecreeper. Also Southern Hawker, Emperor and Common Darter dragonflies and Emerald and Large Red Damselflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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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