Wednesday 13th September 2017

WWT Slimbridge     A GREY PHALAROPE from Robbie Garnett hide from 10:30am until 4pm at least, sometimes drifting out of view when viewable from the adjacent Stephen Kirk hide. (Jon Mercer). Also today a Curlew Sandpiper on South Lake and a Spotted Redshank on the Rushy. Pics by Jon.

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Awre     A GREY PHALAROPE on the river between 11:30-12MD, it was flushed and chased briefly by a Peregrine at 12MD & not seen again. Also at least three Arctic Terns, an adult and two juveniles, around high tide. (John Phillips). Earlier in the morning a Red Kite flew north at 8:15am. Also a Grasshopper Warbler, a Sedge Warbler, a Reed Warbler, a Whitethroat, a Wheatear and 131 Meadow Pipits flew SW. (Andy Jayne).

Sharpness     A SHAG from SARA at 7am. At high tide today six Arctic Terns (I suspect this was the total for the high tide today from all sites) and a GUILLEMOT at 1:04pm. (Duncan Dine/Mark Dowie/Jake King/Geoff Moyser/Paul Taylor). An adult GANNET was off Berkeley Pill before flying N past SARA towards the Dumbles at 3:50pm. (Roberta Goodall/Tom Weston-McClung).

Lydney     At Lydney Harbour a MANX SHEARWATER flew upriver at 12:55pm.(Andy Jayne/Arron Roberts).

Guscar Rocks     A MANX SHEARWATER flew strongly downriver at 3:10pm, but then seen again going back up towards Berkeley Pill. Also a juvenile LITTLE GULL, two adult and one juvenile Arctic Terns, an Oystercatcher and nearby at Plusterwine two Ravens, a Whinchat, a female Stonechat and a Wheatear. (Andy Jayne).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake this morning the GREAT WHITE EGRET, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, 50+ Sand Martins, five Little Egrets, two Green Sandpipers and 30+ Meadow Pipits over. Additionally this evening Little Egrets increased to 14, a Peregrine, three Water Rails, Green Sandpipers increased to eight, a Willow Warbler, 15 Chiffchaffs, 26 Teal and eight Shovelers. (Nick Goatman).

Berkeley shore     This evening an Egyptian Goose flew E over the estuary (patch tick) with c300 Canada Geese at 7pm also six Wheatears. (Paul Taylor).

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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