Tuesday 1st August 2017

Purton     At 7:20pm tonight a Black Tern migrated downriver past the Purton ships graveyard. (Brian Kings).

Saul Warth     At high tide this afternoon three Ringed Plovers, three Common Terns (2 juvs), 80+ distant Curlews and a juvenile Wheatear. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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Cleeve Hill     Two Corn Buntings this morning. (Martin Greenish).

WWT Slimbridge      The adult CATTLE EGRET still around the grounds today, two Turnstones off of Mid Point. (Slimbridge Wild).

Bibury     Three Red Kites following the plough today. (Mark Grieve).

Cirencester     Eight Swifts over today. (Mark Grieve).

Hempsted     A Common Tern flew down the canal at Netheridge Bridge this afternoon. (Mark Hobson).

Ashleworth Ham     Today’s CES ringing session caught 73 birds, including a juvenile Grasshopper Warbler, four Sedge Warblers, 23 Whitethroats (all juvs), six Chiffchaffs, five Willow Warblers, seven Reed Buntings (all juvs), two juvenile Treecreepers and two Bullfinches. Other birds on the reserve included a Sparrowhawk, two Buzzards, a Green Sandpiper, a Redstart, c10 each of House Martins and Swallows, a Raven and at least 50 Goldfinches. (Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening). Gropper pic by Mervyn.


Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock Viewpoint the resident Peregrines, Buzzards, two Goshawks, two Hobbies, Ravens, Swifts, Swallows, House and Sand Martins, a Jay, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Long-tailed Tits, Mandarins, and a Kingfisher. Other Sightings included Holly Blue, Common Blue, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Copper, Ringlet, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Silver-washed Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Comma, Small and Large White butterflies, Hummingbird Hawkmoths, a Hornet and a Fallow Deer. (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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