Monday 20th August 2018

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed birds today included a GREAT WHITE EGRET on Pit 85a, a Marsh Harrier flew towards Pit 84, two Kestrels, two Buzzards, 17 Gadwalls, two Tufted Ducks, three Water Rails heard, a Little Grebe heard, a Green Sandpiper, 35 Lapwings, three Grey Herons, 12+ Goldfinches, five Swallows, four House Martins, two Reed Buntings and a Meadow Pipit. (John Fletcher). Pics by John.

Great White Egret 200818 1

Great White Egret 200818 2

WWT Slimbridge     The Wood Sandpiper still on the Tack Piece, a Marsh Harrier over the Dumbles and three juvenile Little Ringed Plovers on the Rushy. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon 20+ Yellow Wagtails, two Whinchats, six Green Sandpipers, three Little Ringed Plovers including a chick at the Long Pool, 30+ Swallows and two Chiffchaffs. (Jonathan Angliss). Also a Lesser Whitethroat, Greenfinch family party, a Green Woodpecker, a Grey Heron, a small flock of Goldfinches and two Buzzards. (Chris Snook). Pics by Chris.

Lesser Whitethroat 200818

Swallows 200818

Stinchcombe Hill     A Spotted Flycatcher, a Yellow Wagtail and plenty of Chiffchaffs today. Also Brown Argus and Speckled Wood butterflies. (James Robinson).

Nailsworth     At least 11 Swifts with 120+House Martins and 35+ Swallows milling over Nailsworth Valley and nearby Amberley at 7:55pm. (Terry Grant).

Cheltenham     An inflight squabble between a young Sparrowhawk and a Magpie in Pittville Park this morning at 6:40am. (Howard Taylor).

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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