Tuesday 6th September 2016

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 132 Whelford this evening a Peregrine, 13 Little Egrets, a Greenshank, a Golden Plover, two Dunlins, eight Ringed Plovers, five Little Ringed Plovers, seven Common Sandpipers, four Green Sandpipers and a Grey Wagtail. (Jon Mercer).

WWT Slimbridge     Two Whinchats, a Wheatear and a Redstart at Mid Point at 1.30pm. (Richard Hearn).

Forest of Dean     100+ mixed flock of Swallows and mainly House Martins and two Ravens at Crabtree Hill. Also three Tree Pipits, a male Sparrowhawk and a singing Chiffchaff. (Frank Williams). A drake Gadwall at Cannop ponds. (Nick Hopkinson).

Symonds Yat    From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, four Buzzards, a pair of Ravens, a Goshawk, Long-Tailed Tits, Stock Doves, a Spotted Flycatcher, four Mandarins(1f, 3m), a Kingfisher and Swallows and House Martins in good numbers. Also Speckled Wood, a Peacock, Small White and Holly Blue butterflies, a Common Darter and four Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Selsley Common     Between 4:30-5:30pm a Spotted Flycatcher, a Red Kite over and a female Wheatear. (Colin Greenfield).

Hartpury     A Whinchat at the Orchard Centre this evening. (Steve French/Alan Hooper).

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

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Lake this morning two Little Grebes, two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, a Snipe, 50+ Goldfinches, three Whitethroats and a Kingfisher. (Martin Greenish).

Between Tirley and Gloucester     At Tirley 120+ Swallows flew SE, at Maisemore 100+ House Martins and Swallows moving S downriver, at Staunton 100+ Swallows moving S, at Corse 50+ House Martins over the old Cider Barn and at Hartpury 50+ Swallows moving S. (Mark Grieve).

Chalford     On the lake between Chalford and Daneway on the Thames and Severn canal towpath a Little Egret in breeding plumage today. (Jim Ward).

Cleeve Hill     Four Whinchats in the Heather Enclosure today. (Roy Shilham).whinchat-060916

Tirley Sandpits     A Bullfinch, eight Chiffchaffs, three Lesser Whitethroats, 89+ Swallows, 40+ House Martins, a Grey Heron, 14 Skylarks, three Whitethroats, two Stock Doves, two Ravens, six Willow Warblers, a female Redstart, two Whinchats, a Blackcap, 30+ House Sparrows, two Green Woodpeckers and two Great Spotted Woodpeckers. (Mark Grieve).

Robinswood Hill     An Oystercatcher near Pound Farm at 4:45pm, two Jays, two Stock Doves, two Bullfinches and a Green Woodpecker. Near the lower larger golf course pond four Goldcrests, eight Long-tailed Tits and five Coal Tits. (John Fletcher).
Coombe Hill Meadows     c100 Canada Geese, c50 Greylags, 50 Teal, ten Shovelers, two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, 70 Lapwings, at least seven Green Sandpipers, four juvenile Ruff (2m, 2f), at least one Snipe, at least one Little Owl again, and at least two Tawny Owls calling. (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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