Tuesday 12th September 2017

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today an OSPREY, the Peregrine pair, a female Sparrowhawk, a Goshawk, 16 Buzzards up together, two female Goosanders, Swallows and House Martins feeding over the Wye, Ravens, a Grey Heron, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Stock Doves, a Mistle Thrush, nine Siskins, and a Jay. Other sightings included Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood and Comma butterflies, a Hummingbird Hawkmoth, a Fallow Deer and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pics y Phil.

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Sharpness     Two juvenile SHAGS on the Severn estuary off Coastguards at 6:35pm. (Paul Taylor). A MANX SHEARWATER flew past SARA towards Berkeley Pill at 12:20pm. Also at high tide 12 Cormorants, six Redshanks, two Common Sandpipers, a Curlew and a Little Egret. (Roberta Goodall/MK).

Berkeley shore     Another MANX SHEARWATER sat on the water in addition to the SARA bird. Also 22+ Redshanks, six Grey Herons, a Curlew, a Peregrine, a Common Sandpiper, six Meadow Pipits, two Chiffchaffs and two Wheatears. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake the adult Yellow-legged Gull, 30+ Swallows, 100+ Sand Martins, a few House Martins, two Green Sandpipers, a Grey Wagtail, two Curlews and 23 Meadow Pipits. (Nick Goatman).

Newport     Two Swifts heading S this morning. (Keith Davies).

WWT Slimbridge     On the Top New Piece a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper today.  (Slimbridge Sightings).

Standish     A Peregrine on a kill in a stubble field and a Buzzard flew in and stole the kill. The Peregrine continues hunting. (Roy Widgery).


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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