Sunday 19th August 2018

Cotswold Water Park West     A  juvenile Black Tern on Pit 57 this evening. (Steve Davies).

Coombe Hill Meadows     18 Yellow Wagtails and two Green Sandpipers on the Long Pool late afternoon. (Ian Ralphs).

WWT Slimbridge     Eight Garganeys on site today, the Wood Sandpiper still on the Tack Piece and a Short-eared Owl from Mid Point hunting along the sea wall. (Slimbridge Sightings/Paul Rich).

Berkeley shore     A first-winter Mediterranean Gull, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Common Sandpiper and three Yellow Wagtails. (Paul Taylor).

Cheltenham     An adult and juvenile Peregrine circling over the house at Benhall this afternoon. (Ian Ralphs).

Innsworth     A ringed Lesser Black-backed Gull (Blue 838 left leg) in the garden briefly this afternoon and a Ring-necked Parakeet flew over. (Mark Easterbrook). Pic by Mark. Further info from John Sanders – “It was ringed on Gloucester Royal Hospital as a youngster, and has a long life history on the tips, until the falconers arrived in 2011. It’s also taken a trip down to Agadir in Morocco”.

Lesser Black-backed Gull 190818

Hucclecote     At 10am a juvenile Sparrowhawk trying but failing to catch House Sparrows trapped inside a Cotoneaster hedge, it flew off when mobbed by two Magpies. (Harold Smith).

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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