Saturday 2nd September 2017

Saul Warth     A GUILLEMOT off of the Warth close in from 5:45pm until 7:20pm at least, when it had become very distant. (Paul Rich). This morning an Avocet and a Wheatear. (Gordon Hodgson). Pic by Mike.

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Walmore Common     6+ Chiffchaffs, 10+ Swallows, a female Sparrowhawk, two Buzzards, a Hobby, a Skylark, a calling Little Owl, two Grey Herons, 30+House Martins, 45+ Linnets, a Garden Warbler, a Willow Warbler, a Bullfinch and a Green Woodpecker. (Mark Grieve).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Area this morning three Whinchats again, three Chiffchaffs, a Grey Heron, three Little Grebes and four Buzzards. (Martin Greenish/Dave Stone).

Frampton pools     The GREAT WHITE EGRET on Court Lake all day, a Yellow-legged Gull, a Yellow Wagtail, a Grey Wagtail, 12 Pied Wagtails, three Pochards, a Garden Warbler, 43 Chiffchaffs, 15 Blackcaps and nine Willow Warblers. (Nick Goatman). Also a Treecreeper by the old ringing hut site and a Coal Tit, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and 14 Goldfinches in the Gravel Wash. (MK).

Berkeley shore     Early morning three Whinchats, three Wheatears, a Redstart, a Tree Pipit, 15+ Whitethroats, eight Blackcaps, a Reed Warbler and five Common Sandpipers. (Paul Taylor).

Bussage     Three Peregrines over the Toadsmoor valley this morning at 10:35am high in the sky soaring on the thermals for 30mins before heading W towards the Severn. Six House Martins and two Swifts still feeding over Bussage at 6:45pm and two Pipistrelles and a Natterer’s Bat at 9pm taking moths under the streetlights (ID’d by bat detector). Five Painted Ladies, seven Small Tortoiseshells, four Red Admirals, two Peacocks a Comma and a Small Copper on the Sedum in the garden. (Michael Cook).

Cleeve Hill     12 Wheatears, nine Redstarts, a Whinchat, ten Stonechats, a Nuthatch, a Marsh Tit and a Whimbrel over. (Tom Mabbett).

WWT Slimbridge     Five Whinchats, two Wheatear, a Stonechat, three Hobbies, 20+ Chiffchaffs, 22 Cormorants, three Pochards and three Roe Deer today. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Cam     At least four Swifts still feeding over Cam Pitch this evening. (Scott Petrek).

Nailsworth     Three Swifts with other hirundines at 7:15pm. (Terry Grant).

Epney     Three Ruff on the river tonight. (Jeremy Squire).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrine pair and one of their juveniles, a female seen, two Hobbies (ad & juv), nine Buzzards together, a female Goshawk, a Sparrowhawk, a Linnet, Swallows, House Martins, a Greenfinch, three Ravens, pair of Stock Doves, a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, a Marsh Tit and a Mistle Thrush. Other sightings included Holly Blue, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Large White, Green-veined White and Comma butterflies and a Roe Deer buck. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Hempsted     A Nuthatch in the garden this morning, a garden first. (Terry Stevenson). Pic by Terry.

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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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