Tuesday 28th August 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 132 five Little Egrets, four Little Ringed Plovers, a Peregrine, two Hobbies, two Red Kites and a juvenile Green Woodpecker. (Jon Mercer).

Saul Warth     Four Swallows at Saul Lodge, six more in the village, a Chiffchaff at the Sewage Works, two more in the hedges and two along the canal, a Lesser Whitethroat, a pair of Kestrels hunting, a juvenile Green Woodpecker in Dunstall’s Wood, on the river two Little Egrets, 100+ Curlews, 50+ Shelducks and a Grey Heron. Also a Southern Hawker. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Berkeley shore     Four Whinchats this evening on the south side of the Pill. Earlier three Hobbies together at the shore hunting hirundines. Also three Common Sandpipers, seven Wheatears and three Yellow Wagtails. Yesterday three Turnstones at Severn House Farm. (Paul Taylor).

Purton     This morning 13 Yellow Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail, two Tree Pipits, 140 Swallows, 110 House Martins, 48 Sand Martins all flew S, four Lesser Whitethroats, a Willow Warbler, 17 Blackcaps, 15 Chiffchaffs, a Reed Warbler and a Common Sandpiper. (Francis Steuck).

Forest of Dean     A Yellow Wagtail S over Nagshead this afternoon, a very rare bird here. (Lewis Thomson).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, a Red Kite, a Goshawk, a Barn Owl, Stock Doves, Swallows, House Martins, two Little Egrets, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, nine Goosanders, a Grey Heron and a Marsh Tit. Also Small White and Speckled Wood butterflies and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Wotton-under-Edge     At Tyley Bottom a pair of Spotted Flycatchers, a Blackcap and a Chiffchaff today. (Paul Rich).

Cleeve Hill     This afternoon six Wheatears and a Redstart. (Duncan Dine).

Painswick Beacon     A female Wheatear, a male Whinchat, c10 House Martins and a Red Kite between 4:30-5:30pm. (Colin Greenfield).

Berkeley     Two Swifts over the garden this evening. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Cheltenham     A Peregrine with prey on Christchurch tower this morning. (David Norman).

Maisemore     Along Church Road from the pool to the weir on the Severn late evening, birds included two Sparrowhawks, 11 Goldfinches, a Grey Heron, three Long-tailed Tits, 60 House Martins, 30 Swallows and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

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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