Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Dursley    A female Wheatear this morning at the end of Chaucer Road, Whiteway. (Phil Pope).

Winchcombe     A family group of Spotted Flycatchers at Langley Hill for most of the day. (Phil Cull). Pic by Phil.

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At Sudeley Castle three Spotted Flycatchers (1 juv) this morning near the car park. Also three Swifts over. (Peter Rodgers).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake this morning a GREAT WHITE EGRET, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, two Lesser Whitethroats, four Common Terns, a Willow Warbler singing and a mixed flock of 100+ Swallows and Sand Martins. (Nick Goatman).

Stroud     Two Swifts still visiting a nest box late evening. (Hugh Manistre).

Tuffley     Eight Swifts over the garden at 6:40pm. (Mark Hobson).

Slimbridge     Eight Buzzards in the air together and Swallows gathering in large numbers also. (Katharine Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     A Wood Sandpiper from Robbie Garnett hide still this morning. (Slimbridge Wild).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Area this morning 10+ Swifts, eight Grey Herons, a Cormorant eating an eel and a Kestrel. (Martin Greenish).

Hempsted     This morning a Yellow Wagtail S over Netheridge Farm. (Mark Hobson).

Bibury     A Red Kite being harried by two Ravens today. (Mark Grieve).

Daglingworth     50+ Swallows over fields today. (Mark Grieve).

Fairford     A Red Kite and four Buzzards soaring together.  (Mark Grieve).

Forest of Dean     Five Hawfinches in trees in front of Nagshead visitor centre briefly early afternoon, also a Lesser Redpoll at the heath on the Long Trail. (RSPB Gloucestershire). At Nagshead dipping pond a Buzzard, a female Bullfinch and a Jay. Also a Holly Blue butterfly, Southern Hawker and Common Darter, a Hornet with Bee prey and Emerald Damselflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrines, a Goshawk, seven Buzzards, a Goldcrest, two Jays, Swallows and House Martins, a Little Egret, two Ravens, two Nuthatches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Green Woodpecker. Other sightings included an Orange Ladybird, a Fallow Deer, a Bank Vole, Small White, Holly Blue and Red Admiral 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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