Saturday 25th August 2018

Nailsworth     An OSPREY flying over W at 12:40pm. (Terry Grant).

Purton     A SANDWICH TERN flew downriver at 7:40am. Also a Whinchat, a Wheatear, four Common Sandpipers, two Dunlins, two Ringed Plovers and a Common Seal along the  river. A Redstart, three Yellow Wagtails, 25 Blackaps, five Lesser Whitethroats, a Garden Warbler, two Whitehroats and a Nuthatch along the canal. (Francis Steuck).

WWT Slimbridge     The Wood Sandpiper still on the Tack Piece, a Marsh Harrier over the Dumbles, a Spotted Redshank on South Lake and a Garganey from Zeiss hide. (Dot Jones/Slimbridge Sightings).

Saul Warth     103 Curlews, 26 Dunlins, two Ringed Plovers, six Yellow Wagtails and a Wheatear this morning. (Gordon Hodgson).

Leckhampton Hill     A Redstart and a Tree Pipit this morning. (Greg Mabbett).

Ilmington     A Wheatear on the downs by the Glos/Warks border. (Keith Jennings).

Frampton pools     A Tree Pipit over, the Yellow-legged Gull, 150+ Sand Martins, five Green Sandpipers, two Common Sandpipers, a Kingfisher, a Pochard, two Shovelers and 42 Teal today. (Nick Goatman).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbeds a Little Grebe, five Little Egrets, two GREAT WHITE EGRETS, four Grey Herons, two Water Rails calling, a Green Sandpiper, a Common Tern, two Kingfishers, two Green Woodpeckers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Swallows, two Cetti’s Warblers calling, a Chiffchaff, a Greenfinch and a flock of 30+ Reed Buntings. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon.

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Netheridge Farm     A male and female Redstart, four Whitethroats, two Chiffchaffs and a Willow Warbler at The Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson). Pic by Mark.

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Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the resident Peregrines and another Peregrine pair on Great Doward Hill to the W of Yat Rock viewpoint, four Buzzards, a Barn Owl, two Little Egrets, Ravens, Swallows, House Martins, Stock Doves, a Grey Heron and a Marsh Tit. Also Speckled Wood and Large White butterflies and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Edge     At Rudge Hill N.N.R. mid afternoon three Spotted Flycatchers, a male Kestrel and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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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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