Monday 18th September 2017

WWT Slimbridge     The Red-breasted Goose mobile around the grounds today with the Barnacle Goose flock. A female Marsh Harrier and a Little Egret from Holden Tower. A Little Stint and a Ruff on the Rushy. 12 Ruff and 20+ Black-tailed Godwits from Zeiss hide. 104+ Black-tailed Godwits, 20+ Redshanks, a Ruff and four Snipe from Hogarth hide. (MK). A Curlew Sandpiper from Mid Point and later from Zeiss hide. (Ian Hull). Record shot by Mike.

Red-breasted Goose 180917

Leighterton     Late morning a Whinchat and a Stonechat on the road 1 km E of the village and a Red Kite circling between Leighterton and Silk Wood. (Vic Polley).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake this morning a Goshawk, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, four Grey Wagtails, 17 Pied Wagtails, two Green Sandpipers, 50+ Swallows and 15 Curlews over. This evening a Hobby, 500+ Swallows, eight Wigeon, 30 Teal, ten Little Egrets and two Tawny Owls.  (Nick Goatman).

Dudbridge     At midday an OSPREY soaring overhead being mobbed by three Jackdaws and a Raven. (Steve Pullen).

Cleeve Hill     This evening three Redstarts, three Wheatears, three Golden Plovers and plenty of Meadow Pipits on the move. (Greg Mabbett).

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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