Thursday 7th September 2017

Forest of Dean     Around Crabtree Hill  this afternoon two Peregrines, a Goshawk, a Hobby, two Buzzards, six Goldcrests, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Jay heard, a male Stonechat, two Treecreeper and five Swallows. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish).

WWT Slimbridge     Highlights today included four Sanderlings, a Knot, 13 Ruff, three Green Sandpipers, a Spotted Redshank and 14 Wigeon from Zeiss hide, 143 Black-tailed Godwits and nine Ruff on South Lake, four Green Sandpipers and three Snipe from Hogarth hide, three Green Sandpipers and ten Snipe on the Rushy and ten GCRP Common Cranes on the Dumbles.  (Slimbridge Sightings/MK). Pic by Mike.

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Down Hatherley     The Ring-necked Parakeet still visiting the gardens three times daily, also seen at the church and in Glebe Field. (Rick Minter).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the resident Peregrines, four Buzzards, a juvenile female Sparrowhawk, three Ravens, House Martins, Swallows, a Stock Dove, three Mistle Thrushes, Goldfinches, a Magpie, a Marsh Tit and two Nuthatches. Other sightings included Speckled Wood, Large and Small White butterflies and three Bank Voles. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Ashleworth Ham     A non-CES ringing session caught 32 birds including a juvenile Blackcap, four Chiffchaffs, a Redstart, a Willow Warbler and six Reed Buntings. Also 50+ Swallows hawking insects, two Meadow Pipits, two Whitethroats, an adult male Redstart and a Whinchat. (Mervyn Greening/Mike Smart).

Frampton pools     The adult Yellow legged Gull still at the Sailing Lake. At Court Lake the GREAT WHITE EGRET, five Little Egrets, three Barnacle Geese and a Buzzard. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

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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