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, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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