Monday 3rd September 2018

Cleeve Hill     In the scrub at the head of the Sheepwash Valley three Whinchats, two Redstarts, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Whitethroat, a few Chiffchaffs and five Wheatears on the Golf course this morning. (Duncan Dine). c100 House Martins and a Swallow briefly over the Washpool before moving off northwards this morning. (Peter Rodgers).

Netheridge Farm     A Sedge Warbler, a Willow Warbler, two Whitethroats and two Jays at the Barn Owl Centre today. (Mark Hobson).

WWT Slimbridge     A female and a juvenile Marsh Harrier over the Tack Piece headed towards the 100-Acre. (Eric Palmer).

Hock Ditch, Fretherne to Hope Pill, Arlingham     This afternoon an adult and a juvenile Spotted Flycatcher and a Chiffchaff at Fretherne, four Little Egrets, a Grey Heron and a Buzzard at Awre, a juvenile male Redstart, a Chiffchaff, a Swallow and two Yellow Wagtails at Hope Pill by the pylons. An adult Yellow-legged Gull and two more Grey Herons off of Hock Ditch. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Forest of Dean     Two, occasionally three, Peregrines over Lydbrook valley several times today, one very vocal. Two were around on Sunday also. (Chris Sullivan).

Ebley     A Ring-necked Parakeet feeding on sunflowers in a garden in Foxmoor Lane today and yesterday. (Steve Kear).

Tuffley     A female Sparrowhawk in the garden and two Swifts over today. (John Fletcher). Pics 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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