Sunday 5th August 2018

Saul Warth     126 Curlews, three Redshanks, a Grey Plover, a Whimbrel, three adult Yellow-legged Gulls and two juvenile Common Terns today. (Gordon Hodgson).

Forest of Dean     Three Peregrines flew over Awres Glow, near Mallards Pike this morning at 6:05am. (Tony & Michelle Fielding).

Berkeley shore     This morning a Wheatear, a Yellow Wagtail, two Common Sandpipers and two juvenile Redshanks. Also a Clouded Yellow butterfly. (Paul Taylor).

WWT Slimbridge     This morning the Wood Sandpiper on the Rushy hide, also a Snipe, a Greenfinch amongst Goldfinches and a Grey Wagtail. (Paul Cousins). Pic by Paul.

Snipe 050818.jpg

Netheridge Farm     At the Barn Owl Centre a flyover Greenshank, a patch tick, and 1+ Common Tern, ten Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers, 11 Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler, nine Whitethroats, two Lesser Whitethroats, five Reed Warblers and two Sedge Warblers. Also a Migrant Hawker around the Willow Pools. (Mark Hobson).

Bourton-on-the-Water     Four Swifts over this evening. (Keith Jennings).

Gloucester     A Swift over at 8:30pm. (Gordon Avery).

Cleeve Hill     At the western edge of the gallops near the two gates a pair of Redstarts, adult and juvenile Stonechat, a Whinchat, a Willow Warbler and three Whitethroats, a Raven and a Buzzard. Butterflies on the common and the Bill Smyllie reserve included many Common Blues, Chalkhill Blue, Small Heath, Brown Argus, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell. Also a Southern Hawker dragonfly. (Keith White).

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.