Tuesday 5th September 2017

Painswick Beacon     Birds today between 10:30am-1:20pm included 4450 House Martins, 438 Swallows, three Sand Martins, 15 Common Gulls, a Tree Pipit, eight Buzzards, two Sparrowhawks, a Hobby and a Crossbill all SW. (John Fleming).

Hardwicke     A male Whinchat and a Pied Wagtail on recently stripped  ground at SO8078712397 today at 11:02am and a Kestrel hunting over rough scrub nearby. (Michael Cook).

Nailsworth     Between 4pm and 6pm three Swifts, 850+ House Martins, 120+ Swallows and a Hobby. (Terry Grant).

Rodborough Common     A Swift over this afternoon at 5pm. (Colin Greenfield).

Thrupp     A Swift feeding with 75+ House martins over Thrupp this evening. (Martin Wright).

Bagpath     In the area late afternoon at least six Yellow Wagtails and three Wheatears. (Paul Rich).

Cirencester     A Kingfisher on the River Churn behind Barton Lane this evening. (Jon Mercer).

WWT Slimbridge     Highlights today included 1+ Sanderling at Mid Point, a Spotted Redshank from Zeiss hide, a Hobby and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull on South Lake, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover on the Rushy and a Marsh Harrier from Holden Tower.  (Ashley Davies/Paul Rich/Slimbridge Sightings).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed approaching Pit 85B from the pathway a Kestrel, three Whinchats, four Swallows, six Willow Warblers, two Sedge Warblers and two Spotted Flycatchers. At Pit 85B four Kingfishers, a Water Rail heard, two Buzzards, a Kestrel, four Reed Warblers, two Grey Herons, a Cormorant and seven Mute Swans (5 large juvs). At Pit 85A 18 Gadwalls, a Common Sandpiper, 121 Canada Geese over, a Little Egret, a Grey Heron and a Sedge Warbler. (John Fletcher).

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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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