Monday 4th September 2017

Saul Warth     At high tide this morning six Wheatears and a Peregrine. (Paul Rich). Pics MK.

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Fretherne to Arlingham      From Hock Ditch to Hope Pill from midday, six Wheatears presumably the same as at Saul earlier, a Hobby, a Kestrel, two Buzzards, two Ravens, a Little Egret, nine Swallows and a Reed Bunting. On the Awre side two more Little Egrets and nine Curlews. Also three Southern Hawkers, butterflies included Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Common Blue and Green-veined White. (MK).

Berkeley     Two Spotted Flycatchers and a Redstart at Whitcliff Park late afternoon. (Paul Taylor).

Nailsworth     A HONEY BUZZARD flying E at 11:15am and at least seven Swifts. (Terry Grant).

WWT Slimbridge     Highlights today included two juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, a Little Stint and four Sanderlings at Mid Point, a Garganey and a Spotted Redshank from Zeiss hide, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover on the Rushy and a Marsh Harrier from Holden Tower.  (Slimbridge Sightings).

Selsley     Four Wheatears on the common in the quarry area today at 4:30pm. (Colin Greenfield).

Ashleworth Ham     A ringing session today caught 105 birds, notably two juvenile Whitethroats, a juvenile Lesser Whitethroat, two juvenile Blackcaps, 16 Chiffchaffs (1 ad, 15 juvs), an adult Willow Warbler, 14 Long-tailed Tits, a juvenile Jay and 43 Goldfinches. On the reserve 20 Mallards, two Teal, a female Sparrowhawk, a Whimbrel, up to 100 Swallows moving through and four Whinchats in the hedges. (Mervyn Greening/Mike Smart).

Frampton pools     This evening the GREAT WHITE EGRET and the Yellow-legged Gull still, two Hobbies, a Water Rail, a Cetti’s Warbler, 17 Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps, two Willow Warblers, 20 Teal and two Kingfishers. (Nick Goatman).

Down Ampney     50+ Swallows feeding over a field at 7pm. (Mark Grieve).

Fairford     A Tawny Owl calling at 8:30pm. (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 and most recently South Africa.
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