Tuesday 7th August 2018

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, a Goshawk, a Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, Ravens, Stock Doves, Swallows and House Martins. Also a Holly Blue and Large White butterflies, Hummingbird Hawk moths, a Bank Vole and a Red Fox. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Forest of Dean     At Crabtree Hill this morning three Spotted Flycatchers, 13 Willow Warblers, 12+ Stonechats (6 ads), 12 Linnets, two Garden Warblers, two Tree Pipits, a pair of Blackcaps, three Nuthatches, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers heard, 11 House Martins, three Swallows, a Jay and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish). Still one male Nightjar churring tonight but fast approaching the end of the season. (Martin Vaisey). At Cannop ponds a Grey Heron, a Siskin, five Goldfinches, four Grey Wagtails, two female Mandarins, seven Tufted Ducks, a Nuthatch, three Little Grebes, two pairs of Coot both feeding one young and a Treecreeper. (Martin Russell). Pic by Martin R.

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Innsworth     A Ring-necked Parakeet in the garden at 7:30pm before flying off toward Innsworth Camp. On Saturday 4th  a Lesser Black-backed Gull with a blue ring and orange figures 838. (Mark Easterbrook).

Hardwicke     Along the canal S of Sellars Bridge a Little Egret and Hobby both flew S, 2+ Ravens, a worn adult and a juvenile Lesser Whitethroat, 6+ juvenile Goldfinches, 2+ Buzzards and a Grass Snake swam across the canal. (MK).

Barnsley     A pair of Grey Partridges with up to ten fledged young. (Duncan Dine).

Coombe Hill Meadows     In the Long Pool ten Teal, 20 Mallards, four Grey Herons, a Redshank and seven Green Sandpipers. (Mike Smart). Also seven Grey Herons, 11 Snipe, two Ravens, three Lesser Whitethroats, ten Whitethroats, a Sedge Warbler, 17 Mistle Thrushes and three Redstarts. Dragonflies included Emperor, Migrant Hawker, Brown Hawker, Common and Ruddy Darter and Red-eyed Damselflies. Also a Brimstone butterfly. (Andy Jayne).  Note/ The boardwalk to the Grundon Hide is in the process of being raised, so that the Grundon hide will in future be accessible in time of high flood; the old boardwalk has to be dismantled so that a new one can be fitted, and the process may take a month. The Grundon hide will still be accessible, but that access is across the fields, from the first gateway leading to the reserve, rather than the canal bank.

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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