Thursday 28th September 2017

Walmore Common     Five Snipe, a Lesser Whitethroat, three Whinchats, two male Stonechats, two Wheatears and a Little Owl calling. (Andy Jayne).

Cotswold Water Park West     An OSPREY at 2:30pm, flew from Lower Moor N.R. (just on the Wilts side of the boundary) E into Glos, towards the Pit 57 area. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon.

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Frampton     Around the pools the GREAT WHITE EGRET, 16 Little Egrets, 16+ Cormorants, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, 86+ Tufted Ducks, 40+ Teal, a Water Rail heard, a Green Sandpiper, six Chiffchaffs, two Kingfishers, three Tawny Owls heard and three Ravens. (MK).

WWT Slimbridge     A SPOONBILL back on the Rushy from lunchtime. (Les Ditchburn). This morning a moulting juvenile Spotted Redshank and Curlew Sandpiper on the Rushy. Two Dark-bellied Brent Geese and the Red-breasted Goose with the feral Barnacle Geese from Kingfisher hide. A Greenshank on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide. (Jon Mercer). Also a Mediterranean Gull on South Lake and a late juvenile Sedge Warbler today. (Scott Petrek). Spotshank pic by Jon, Med Gull pic by Penny Wills.

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Westonbirt     A Red Kite soaring with a Buzzard at 2:30pm over the Old Arboretum. (Daniel Underhill).

Witcombe Reservoir     An adult male Wheatear today. (Owen Follis).

Quedgeley     A Green Sandpiper at the old cement works on Bristol Road this afternoon. (Mark Hobson).

Fretherne     At Hock Ditch 20+ Meadow Pipits, c200 Goldfinches and Linnets, an adult male White Wagtail and Chiffchaffs moving through the hedgerows. (Les Ditchburn).

Hawling     Seven Red Kites, two Kestrels, a male Sparrowhawk, c15 Golden Plovers, Buzzards, Ravens, Meadow Pipits, Yellowhammers, Linnets, Goldfinches, a Chiffchaff calling, Swallows and Jays. Other sightings included a Painted Lady, Comma, Red Admiral, Large White and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Nailsworth     On a private lake a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Little Egret, two Kingfishers and 23 Little Grebes. (Terry Grant).

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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