Saturday 18th August 2018

Walmore Common     This morning a Little Egret, a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel, a juvenile Peregrine, a Sand Martin, 40 House Martins, three Lesser Whitethroats, four Reed Warblers, two Spotted Flycatchers, four Redstarts, two Whinchats and 18 Yellow Wagtails. (Andy Jayne).

WWT Slimbridge     Two Short-eared Owls from Holden Tower today. (Dot Jones/Neil Smart). The Wood Sandpiper showed really well from Robbie Garnett hide on and off throughout the day. Four Little Ringed Plovers on the Rushy, also a Grey Wagtail. (Paul Cousins). On South Lake a Little Egret, 95+ Black-tailed Godwits, five Ruff, 25 Redshanks, 45+ Lapwings, four Common Cranes (GCRP) and two Grey Herons. From Zeiss hide, five Avocets and a Common Crane. From South Finger hides, 95+ Lapwings, a Grey Heron, a Treecreeper, two Garden Warblers and a Willow Warbler. Also on the Rushy a Common Sandpiper, four Ruff, three Redshanks, five Avocets, five Lapwings and five Green Sandpipers. (Mark Grieve). Pics by Paul.

Wood Sandpiper 180818

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Frampton     This morning a Green Sandpiper and a Yellow-legged Gull at the Sailing Lake. A Wigeon and a Tree Pipit both flew over Splatt Bridge. (Gordon Hodgson). This evening 12 Swifts, two Green Sandpipers, the Yellow-legged Gull still and a Willow Warbler. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth     A Grey Plover, a Black-tailed Godwit, three Whimbrels and 178 Curlews off of the Warth. (Gordon Hodgson).

Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the resident Peregrines, a female Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, a Mandarin, a female Goosander, a Little Egret, House Martins, Swallows, a Swift, Stock Doves, a Jay and a Marsh Tit. Also Large White, Small White, Speckled Wood and Holly Blue butterflies, a Bank Vole, a Rose Chafer, two Orange Ladybirds and a Speckled Bush Cricket. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Forest of Dean     A Dipper by the bridge at Wenchford this afternoon. (MK).

Cheltenham     Three Peregrines interacting (two begging juveniles) over Cheltenham College Junior School at 10:15 this morning. (Steve Brown).

Nailsworth     Today a flock of more than 50 tits of five different species – Blue, Great, Coal, Marsh and Long-tailed Tits – using the bird bathing area in the garden. (Terry Grant). Pic by Terry.

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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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