Tuesday 14th August 2018

Forest of Dean     Still a male and female Nightjar tonight, the male churring and displaying. (Martin Vaisey).

Frampton pools     A Yellow-legged Gull, three Common Terns, two Ravens, a Reed Warbler still with young and Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler singing. (Nick Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     A smart juvenile Marsh Harrier seen from Holden Tower today. (Martin McGill).  On the Top New Piece at high tide 35 Dunlins and four Ringed Plovers, a Bar-tailed Godwit flew downriver, 80+ Curlews flew into fields, 180+ Lapwings over, a Peregrine and a Hobby. (Jon Mercer).

Walmore Common     A scruffy, mostly dark Marsh Harrier flew over slowly SW at 5:40pm, a patch tick. Also four Whinchats, two Wheatears and ten Yellow Wagtails. (Andy Jayne).

Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the resident Peregrine pair and another Peregrine pair who regularly perch in a Fir tree on the Great Doward hillside c1 mile to the W of Yat Rock, two distant interacting Red Kites, Buzzards, Ravens, Stock Doves, a Grey Heron, two Little Egrets, a Marsh Tit, a Green Woodpecker, House Martins and Swallows. Also Speckled Wood, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Large and Small White butterflies, a Bank Vole, Hummingbird Hawk moths and Orange Ladybirds. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

May Hill     Seven Crossbills and a family of Stonechats on top of May Hill this morning. (Rob Guest).

Tresham area     This morning two Whinchats, three Whitethroats and three Stock Doves. (Paul Rich).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Redstarts, two Lesser Whitethroats, two Whitethroats, a Yellowhammer and seven Green Sandpipers today. (Ian Hull).

Upleadon     A Wheatear on a silage heap between Upleadon and Pauntley Court. (David Ashbee).

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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