Saturday 11th August 2018

Saul Warth     This afternoon 107 Curlews, five Black-tailed Godwits, two adult  Yellow-legged Gulls, six Common Terns (3 juvs) and a Willow Warbler. (Gordon Hodgson).

WWT Slimbridge     A Short-eared Owl hunting over Dumbles this morning viewed from Holden Tower. (Slimbridge Sightings). From Mid Point a Reed Warbler, two Little Egrets, a Common Sandpiper, 12 Curlews and 12 Shelducks. From Holden Walkway five Black-tailed Godwits, five Lapwings and four Curlews. On the Rushy two Green Sandpiper, three Avocets and four Snipe and a small passage of Swallows moving southwards. (Mark Grieve).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake a Wheatear, a Yellow-legged Gull, a Common Tern, six Reed Warblers, three singing Willow Warblers, a Nuthatch feeding young, 12 Swallows and a juvenile Green Woodpecker. (Nick Goatman).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, a Hobby, a Goshawk, a Red Kite, eight Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, Ravens, Swifts, Swallows, House Martins, Stock Doves, and a Green Woodpecker. Also two Bank Voles, Holly Blue, Small Tortoiseshell and Large White butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Forest of Dean     At lunchtime today at Soudley Ponds a Kingfisher, ten Mandarins, 50 Mallards, eight Moorhens, a Nuthatch, a Muscovy Duck, two Little Grebes, six Long-tailed Tits and a Roe Deer. At Woorgreens lake a Goldfinch, four Tree Pipits, eight Mute Swans, ten Coots, a Little Grebe and a Tufted Duck. (Iain Crawford).

Berkeley     A Turnstone just N of the Pill, but flew S on the rising tide. (Andy Jordan).

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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