Wednesday 30th August 2017

Down Hatherley     A Ring-necked Parakeet in gardens yesterday and again today and also seen and heard in gardens in late July. Probably a male and female bird being seen. (Rick Minter). Pics taken by Rick.

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Arlingham     A female Kestrel perched on the S side of Arlingham Church at 5:50am. (Antony Seabright).

Nailsworth     Eight Swifts flying S at 4:10pm. (Terry Grant).

Rodborough Common     This morning two Spotted Flycatchers, a male Redstart, three Yellow Wagtails with cattle and a Lesser Whitethroat, 13 Swifts and a Little Egret over. (Francis Steuck).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake an adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Peregrine, a Kingfisher, a Sparrowhawk, a Mistle Thrush, three Little Egrets and seven Grey Herons. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish). Also today seven Cormorants, 32+ Chiffchaffs, six Blackcaps, a Whitethroat, three Willow Warblers, four Goldcrests and a Hobby, a Peregrine and a Buzzard in the air together at 2:50pm. (MK). Pic by John.

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Fretherne     At Hock Ditch two Peregrines sparring, 150+ Curlews, five Little Egrets, two AVOCETS, a mixed flock of 56 Dunlins and Ringed Plovers, four Blackcaps, two Whitethroats, 11. Long-tailed Tits, four Chiffchaffs, three Buzzards, two Kestrels, a Greenfinch, two Ravens, three adult Great Black-backed Gulls and 30 Swallows. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish).

Berkeley shore     From the Power Station to Severn House Farm copse this afternoon nine Little Egrets, six Grey Herons, three Wheatears and a Whinchat. (Geoff Moyser).

Cleeve Hill     Seven Stonechats, four Whitethroats, two Red Kites and a family of four Kestrels today. (Ian Ralphs).

Tewkesbury     A juvenile Great Crested Grebe and a pair of Egyptian Geese at the sailing club today. (Sarah Loaring).

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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