Friday 31st August 2018

Cleeve Hill     A WRYNECK perched briefly this morning at 8:30am just below the heather enclosure but not relocated. (Greg Mabbett). Also four Spotted Flycatchers, four Redstarts, four Yellow Wagtails, three Tree Pipits, two Whinchats and a Lesser Whitethroat. (Greg & Tom Mabbett). By the trig point at 1pm at least two Whinchats, a Redstart and a Wheatear. (Duncan Dine/Steve Owen). Also 30+ Swallows and 50+ House Martins moving through, a Raven on the radio masts and large numbers of Small Heath butterflies. (Duncan Dine/MK). Pic by Mike.

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Forest of Dean     A Dipper on Blackpool Brook by the bridge at Wenchford. At Mallards Pike three Mandarins on the upper lake and a Grey Wagtail on the cascade at the S end of the lower lake. (Andy & Sue Gibbons). A Goshawk at Nagshead at midday. (Chris Keeling).

Stinchcombe Hill     Two Wheatears this afternoon. (James Robinson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Hobby from Grundon hide this afternoon. (Daniel Cowl).

WWT Slimbridge     The Spotted Redshank again from Robbie Garnett hide. (Dot Jones).

Frampton pools     A GREAT WHITE EGRET on Court Lake today. (Nick Goatman).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Whelford Pools GWT reserve this afternoon birds included on Pit 111 five Great Crested Grebes, two Little Grebes, six Red Crested Pochards, four Gadwalls, seven Tufted Ducks, 35 Mallards, two Cormorants and 27 Coots. On Pit 111B six Cormorants, a Little Grebe, two Great Crested Grebes, a Grey Heron and two Tufted Ducks. On Pit 126 a Peregrine flushed the 102 Lapwings but failed to catch one. Also six Red Crested Pochards, a male Gadwall, 210 Tufted Ducks, seven Great Crested Grebes, 18 Greylags and three Grey Herons. (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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