Thursday 23rd August 2018

WWT Slimbridge     An OSPREY flew S over the Tack Piece at 9:10am. (Richard Hearn). The Wood Sandpiper still on the Tack Piece later South Lake, two juvenile Little Ringed Plovers on the Rushy and two Garganeys from Zeiss hide. (Slimbridge Sightings). Five Swifts over the car park at 4:45pm. (Roberta Goodall).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Nine Green Sandpipers, a Greenshank and two Redstarts this afternoon. (Ian Hull).

Forest of Dean     At Moseley Green today, c40 juvenile Goldfinches, a Raven, a Green Woodpecker and 12 Swallows. At Redbrook, 100+ House Martins, two Buzzards, three Grey Wagtails and a Dipper. (Iain Crawford).

Stinchcombe Hill     This evening four Ravens, a Hobby hawking for insects and plenty of Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs calling from the scrub. (James Robinson).

Cleeve Hill     At the Bill Smillie Butterfly reserve and Masts reserve today four Buzzards, a Kestrel, a Red Kite, a female Bullfinch, Goldfinches, a male Redstart, Swallows, a male Yellowhammer, and a Meadow Pipit. Butterflies today included Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Common Blue and Brown Argus. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Frampton pools     52 Chiffchaffs, 18 Blackcaps, two Willow Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, four Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper, a Lapwing, two Water Rails, 20 Teal, three Shovelers, 94 Coots, 100+ Sand Martins, 50+ Swallows, 30+ House Martins, a Raven and a Tawny Owl this evening. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth     This afternoon 168 Curlews, two Kestrels, two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, 31 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and a Meadow Pipit. (John Fletcher).

Cheltenham     A family of eight Jays seen in Pittville Lawn this evening at 7:45pm. (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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