Saturday 24th September 2016

WWT Slimbridge     Today the SPOTTED CRAKE still from the Van den Bovencamp hide along South Finger on the Dragonfly pond. (Slimbridge Sightings). Pic by Richard Tyler.spotted-crake-240916

Frampton     Today the small ringtail HEN HARRIER again on and off throughout the day eventually appearing to roost in the 50-Acre at 6:50pm. View from the gate at Splatt Bridge. Also a juvenile Marsh Harrier, a Peregrine, Buzzards and Kestrels. (Gordon Hodgson/Roberta Goodall/John Overfield). Pics by Gordon.hen-harrier-2-240916


Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair and an intruding Peregrine, two Sparrowhawks, two Hobbies, three Goshawks (1 ad,2 juvs), four Buzzards, the resident Ravens, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Jays, House Martins and two Stock Doves. Also six Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Berkeley shore      An adult Yellow-legged Gull this morning, two Whinchats, two Stonechats, three Greenshanks, six Common Sandpiper and five Snipe. (Paul Taylor).

Witcombe Reservoir     This morning two Yellow Wagtails and a Snipe. (Colin Greenfield).

Coombe Hill Meadows     20 Canada Geese, a Greylag, a juvenile Shelduck, two Wigeon, 95 Teal, 12 Mallards, 12 Shovelers, three Grey Herons, 46 Lapwings, six Snipe, a Ruff and a Green Sandpiper, two Sparrowhawks, a Kestrel, a Buzzard, two Swallows, at least 100 Meadow Pipits, two Stonechats, five Chiffchaffs, 25 Linnets and a Reed Bunting. (Les Brown/Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead two Southern Hawker dragonflies, a Red Admiral, a Comma and three Speckled Wood butterflies.(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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