Saturday 1st September 2018

Purton     An immature/female GOLDEN ORIOLE at the timber ponds at 8:25am calling and seen in flight. It flew into the Willows at the back of the ponds. Also c50 Blackcaps, a Spotted Flycatcher, 15 Chiffchaffs, six Lesser Whitethroat, three Whitethroat, two Willow Warblers, two Yellow Wagtails, a Garden Warbler, a Reed Warbler, a Hobby, a Common Sandpiper, a Whimbrel and a Black-tailed Godwit. Vismig included eight Wigeon with a Pintail, three Grey Wagtails, two Tree Pipits, 90 Swallows and 30 House Martins. (Francis Steuck).

Cleeve Hill     Three Wheatears, a Whinchat, two Yellow Wagtails, four Spotted Flycatchers, two Whitethroats, two Redstarts and a Tree Pipit this morning. (Greg Mabbett/Ian Ralphs).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbeds this morning three Little Grebes, three Little Egrets, three Green Sandpipers, two Hobbies, a Yellow Wagtail, a Cetti’s Warbler, five Sedge Warblers and 30+ Reed Buntings. (Jon Mercer).

Frampton pools     A Red Kite and juvenile Peregrine over Court Lake this afternoon and the GREAT WHITE EGRET still. (Eric Palmer).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, a Goshawk, six Buzzards, a Raven, a Grey Heron, Swallows, House Martins, two Stock Doves, a Little Egret and a Marsh Tit. Other sightings included Speckled Wood, Large White and Holly Blue butterflies, two Bank Voles and two Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Stinchcombe Hill     Early morning a Wheatear, a Redstart, 32 Pied Wagtails, two Meadow Pipit, a Common Gull, a steady movement of hirundines along the scarp including Sand Martins and plenty of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps. (James Robinson).

Selsley Common     A Whinchat this morning. (Colin Greenfield).

Poulton     A female Hobby this morning with Chaffinch prey. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard.

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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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