Sunday 4th September 2016

Sharpness     Two MANX SHEARWATERS off of Berkeley shore viewed from Coastguards from 11:09-11:38am when they were lost to view. (Paul Taylor). Probably the same two also seen off of Slimbridge. Also a juvenile SHAG still on the pool at SARA Lifeboat Station at 2pm. (Steve Brown).

WWT Slimbridge     The GREAT WHITE EGRET was seen from the Land Rover Safari again today. (Paul Daunter).

Frampton     A WOOD SANDPIPER flew over the house at SO749085 at 7pm. (Eric Palmer). This afternoon a juvenile Goshawk at Court Lake. (Gordon Hodgson). This evening two Water Rails calling, the adult Yellow-legged Gull still, two Grey Wagtails, 15 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, five Blackcaps, a Common Tern and 50+ Sand Martins. (Nick Goatman).

Nailsworth     Between 7:05-7:40am 1000+ House Martins and 40+ Swallows moving S  along the Nailsworth Valley and a further 220+ House Martins and 30+ Swallows between 8:20-9.45 am. (Terry Grant).

Cleeve Hill     Five Whinchats, two Stonechats and a Marsh Tit the best this morning. (Greg Mabbett).

Guscar Rocks     A CURLEW SANDPIPER, two Sanderlings, c100 Dunlins, c65 Ringed Plovers and three Wheatears. (Lewis Thomson). Pic of Curlew Sandpiper and Dunlin by Lewis.Curlew Sandpiper & Sanderling 040916

Aylburton Warth     A Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper, a White Wagtail, eight Wheatears and a Kingfisher.(Lewis Thomson). Pic of Wheatear by Lewis.Wheatear 040916

Forest of Dean     A small flock of six Crossbills in the garden at 1pm today, a garden first. (Tim & Rose Smith).

Tirley Sandpits     Eight Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, 160+ Swallows over S/SW, 20+ House Martins, two Cormorants, a Little Egret, two Ravens, a Grey Heron, four Stock Doves, two Spotted Flycatchers, two Whitethroats, four Bullfinches, 45+ Goldfinches, 33 Greylags and a Barnacle Goose today. (Mark Grieve).

Edge     At Rudge Hill NNR this evening three Buzzards (2 juvs), two Chiffchaffs, six Long-tailed Tits and two Great Spotted Woodpeckers. (John Fletcher).

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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