Sunday 25th September 2016

WWT Slimbridge     The SPOTTED CRAKE still from the Van den Bovencamp hide along South Finger on the Dragonfly pond this morning. (Slimbridge Sightings). A WOOD SANDPIPER from Zeiss hide today. (Rob Clipson).

Frampton     The ringtail HEN HARRIER again this morning from 8:20-9:05am at least. View from the gate at Splatt Bridge. Also a Hobby. (Paul Masters/Paul Rich). Around the pools this morning two Yellow-legged Gulls, two Pintails, 11 Chiffchaffs, 24 Meadow Pipits, a Cetti’s Warbler, three Blackcaps, 15 Swallows, three House Martins and five Yellowhammers. (Nick Goatman).

Corse     A Barn Owl flew across the road at 4:45am. (Mark Grieve).

Westonbirt Arboretum     This afternoon 6+ Goldcrests working through the canopy in the old arboretum along with Blue Tits, Long-tailed Tits and two Coal Tits and a pair of Hobbies high over the Oakland Walk. (Michael Cook).

Bricklehampton     A Grey Wagtail on the garage roof at lunchtime. (Chris Snook).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Two Little Egrets, a Kingfisher, a Lesser Whitethroat, five Stock Doves, two Grey Herons, a Kestrel, a Buzzard, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Meadow Pipits, 26 Canada Geese, six House Martins, two Jays and many Hornets today. (Les Waring).

Staverton     70+ Pied Wagtails coming in to roost in a tree in the works car park at Dowty this evening. (Martin Greenish).

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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