Saturday 16th September 2017

WWT Slimbridge    An unringed Red-breasted Goose, of unknown origin, presumably feral or an escape. (Colin Greenfield/Paul Daunter). Two Spoonbills flew over early afternoon. (Martin Harrison).

Cotswold Water Park East     A Greenshank, a Little Ringed Plover and a Whinchat at Pit 132 this morning. Two juvenile Ruff at Pit 126. (Ian Ralphs).

Berkeley shore     A Bar-tailed Godwit this morning, also a adult Yellow-legged Gull, two Stonechats, a Yellow Wagtail and a Sand Martin. (Paul Taylor).

Longlevens     A Ring-necked Parakeet flew over the garden again at Kendall Road this morning. (Martin Greenish).

Cherington     Around Cherington Lake two Kingfishers, two Little Grebes, a Grey Heron, a Mistle Thrush, two Coal Tits, two Nuthatches, two Goldcrests, two Buzzards, a female Kestrel and a Grey Wagtail. (John Fletcher).

Forest of Dean     A Coal Tit, a Goldcrest, Mistle Thrushes and two Dippers behind the Fountain Inn this morning. (Kenny Hills).

Minchinhampton Common     This afternoon a female Wheatear at SO858008. Swallows and a House Martin going through, a few low down with many more high up. (Jeff Butcher).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Mute Swan with eight cygnets, six Canada Geese, 30 Teal, 40 Mallard, three Grey Herons, a juvenile Hobby, a juvenile Kestrel, seven Lapwings, a juvenile Ruff, five Green Sandpipers, five Skylarks, five Meadow Pipits, a Grey Wagtail, many c100 Swallows hawking insects around the cattle and generally moving SW, two House Martins;, at least five Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap and 2-3 Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Barrow Ponds     38 Canada Geese, two Greylags, two Cormorants, four Coots, 20 Swallows and ten House Martins today. (Mike Smart).

Nailsworth     At Worley Ridge two Mistle Thrushes this morning. Another eight Mistle Thrushes this afternoon on telephone wires at Chavenage. (Mike Kom).

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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