Tuesday 15th August 2017

Frampton    At the pools this evening a GREAT WHITE EGRET on Court Lake, also four Little Egrets, a Water Rail, four Gadwalls and two Teal. This morning three Yellow Wagtails, a Yellow-legged Gull, 12 Common Terns, three Common Sandpipers, two Green Sandpipers, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Garden Warbler and a Whitethroat. (Nick Goatman).

Symonds Yat    From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and just one juvenile seen, six Buzzards, a female Sparrowhawk, a female Goshawk, Ravens, a Marsh Tit, a Treecreeper, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, Swallows and House Martins, Coal Tits, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, a Goldcrest and Stock Doves. Other sightings included Red Admiral, Green-veined White, Small Copper, Gatekeeper, Common and Holly Blue butterflies, a Hornet, a Rose Chafer and many flying Ants. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

North Cotswolds    A female Hobby early this morning, site withheld. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard.

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Hempsted     This morning a Garden Warbler, two Lesser Whitethroats, three Whitethroats, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, four Bullfinches and a Raven at Netheridge Farm. (Mark Hobson).

Sharpness     A Greenshank from SARA this evening, a patch year tick. (Andrew Jordan).

WWT Slimbridge     From Robbie Garnett hide a Wood Sandpiper on the Tack Piece still today and a CATTLE EGRET in approach road fields. (Slimbridge Wild).

Gloucester     A Green Sandpiper and a few passing Swifts at Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake this morning. (Martin Greenish).

Forest of Dean     At St Briavels a pair of Siskins reappeared for last 3 days, after an absence of c6 weeks, on garden feeders but no sign of young. (Bob Broughton).

Cheltenham     This morning at Naunton Park, a Bullfinch, the first in the garden for 30 years, and an Emperor Dragonfly. Also a fly past Budgerigar (if anyone’s lost one). (Steve Brown).

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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