Friday 3rd August 2018

Frampton pools     In the Gravel Wash area a Spotted Flycatcher, 15 Willow Warblers, 30+ Chiffchaffs, five Blackcaps, 20+ Long-tailed Tits, two Nuthatches, four Treecreepers, two Green Sandpipers over, a Swift, 50+ Swallows, 30+ Starlings and a GREAT WHITE EGRET still on Court Lake. (Nick Goatman).

Sharpness     Five Sanderlings flew S this evening with 15 Dunlins, 75 Curlews flew N, a Mediterranean Gull and a Hobby. (Andy Jordan).

Cheltenham     Three Peregrines wheeling and calling high over Swindon Lane at lunchtime. (Robert Homan).

WWT Slimbridge     A Wood Sandpiper and a Curlew Sandpiper on South Lake again today. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Hardwicke     Along the canal S of Sellars Bridge, a Kingfisher, a Buzzard displaying, 2+ Chiffchaffs, a juvenile Kestrel, a Hummingbird Hawk Moth, 20 House Sparrows, a Painted Lady and a White-legged Damselfly. (MK).

Netheridge Farm     A Willow Warbler singing in the  willows at the Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Along the canal this afternoon nine House Martins, four Swallows, three Willow Warblers, four Sedge Warblers, a Kingfisher, two Greenfinches and 12 Mallards. On the Long Pool and adjoining field seven Green Sandpipers, two Common Sandpipers, four Snipe, six Grey Herons, 71 Lapwings, 14 Mallards, a Teal, a female Whinchat, seven Swallows, two Buzzards, a juvenile Jay, two Stock Doves and seven Long-tailed Tits. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

Buzzard 030818.jpg

Gloucester     An escaped Mallee Ringneck (Barnardius barnardi) at Sudbrook again this morning. It’s been in the area for at least a month. (Dave Doughty). Pic by Dave.

Parakeet 2 030818

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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.