Sunday 24th September 2017

Purton     A GREAT WHITE EGRET (2nd bird) flew over the Severn off Purton and landed back on the river (also seen from WWT). (Neil Smart).

Frampton pools     This morning the GREAT WHITE EGRET, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Stonechat, a Black-tailed Godwit, three Lesser Redpolls, eight Siskins, 33 Chiffchaffs, eight Blackcaps, 34 Swallows, 58 Robins and 22 Linnets. (Nick Goatman). Later a Little Egret on the Sailing Lake. (Matt Lathan).

WWT Slimbridge     The Red-breasted Goose again with the feral Barnacle Goose flock on the Dumbles and two Curlew Sandpipers on South Lake. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Sharpness     A COMMON DOLPHIN lingering around the dock entrance on the river this morning. (Andy Jordan).

Gloucester     Two Whinchats at Port Ham late afternoon. (Andy Jayne). On Alney Island, 9+ Chiffchaffs, two Kestrels, a Buzzard, a Peregrine, a Sparrowhawk, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 24+ House Martins south,  a Skylark heard and two Bullfinches. (Mark Grieve).

Lower Swell     On a circuit west of Lower Swell including Condicote Lane a Hobby, a Kestrel, four Buzzards, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Raven, four Goldcrests, five Long-tailed Tits, several Chiffchaffs, two Bullfinches and feeding flocks of 250 Linnets and 50 Meadow Pipits. (Steve Brown).

Cleeve Hill     On the golf course a minimum of three Wheatears this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Quedgeley     A Hobby and 500+ Swallows and Martins south over Shelduck Road following the canal today. (Steve Pullen).

Saul Warth    Two Grey Plovers, five Knot, five Bar-tailed Godwit, three Ringed Plovers, 200+ Dunlins and a Yellow Wagtail this morning. (Mark Hobson/Paul Masters/Neil Smart).

Cirencester     Two Little Egrets flew S over Abbey Grounds at midday. (Jon Mercer).

Chavenage Green     A Buzzard this afternoon at ST8541195821 in a field beside Cranmore Dairy, it was standing on a pheasant that it had caught. After several horse boxes passed by the Buzzard flew off leaving the Pheasant on the ground, the pheasant managed to pick itself up and hobble over to the ditch beside the road. (Paddy Doyle). Pic by Paddy.

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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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