Saturday 12th August 2017

Berkeley shore     A female-type COMMON SCOTER off of Severn House Farm on the rising tide from 9:40am to 11:15am at least. Also a Whimbrel, a juvenile Wheatear, three Common Sandpipers, two Ringed Plovers, five Oystercatchers and a Little Egret. (Paul Taylor). Pic by Paul. Later six Swifts over. (Roberta Goodall).

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Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake this morning birds included 30 Mallards, three Grey Herons, a Little Egret, two Mute Swans, a Cormorant, three Little Grebes (1 juv), 12 juvenile Goldfinches, two Swallows, two Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler and a juvenile Redstart. (Dave Stone).

Charlton Abbots     A Little Egret flew south towards Brockhampton this morning.
(Peter Rodgers).

Forest of Dean     At Parkend a juvenile female Goshawk perched on the wooden bridge opposite the bike hire/cafe at 8:30am. (Steve Brown). At Nagshead a Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Goldfinch families feeding together on thistle seeds in the paddock nearest the visitor centre, also Bullfinches, Spotted Flycatchers, a Buzzard, Swallows and House Martins nearby. Other sightings included Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Common Blue and Meadow Brown butterflies, Southern Hawker Dragonflies, Emerald and Common Blue Damselflies, a Hornet and a mulberry Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat      At Yat Rock the Peregrines, six Buzzards, two Sparrowhawks, a Goshawk, Ravens, a Jay, a Kingfisher, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Little Egret, a Coal Tit, Nuthatches, Stock Doves and a Green Woodpecker. Other sightings included a Hornet, a Bank Vole, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper and Speckled Wood butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Hucclecote     A Swift over low to the south. (Mark Grieve).

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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