Sunday 9th September 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     This afternoon on Bowmoor Sailing Lake (Pit 125) SU17990999666 a BLACK TERN, an adult in winter plumage and a juvenile LITTLE GULL. Also two Common Sandpipers and a Hobby over. (Martine Fenn).

Nailsworth     A steady passage of hirundines through the Nailsworth valley today. Conservative estimates were 800+ House Martins, 50+ Swallows and a Hobby. (Roy Bircher).

Berkeley shore     This morning a Ruff, a Greenshank, nine Ringed Plovers, 15 Dunlins, five Common Sandpipers, five Wheatears and a Yellow Wagtail. (Paul Taylor). Also over high tide a Turnstone. (Paul Rich).

Sharpness     A Hobby over SARA this morning. (Paul Taylor).

Guscar Rocks     At high tide birds included two Grey Herons, an Oystercatcher, a Lapwing;, 22 Dunlins, 725 Curlews and four Redshanks. (Mervyn Greening/Mike Smart).

Aylburton Warth     Birds today included 13 Teal, two Ringed Plovers, a Common Sandpiper, two Redshanks, a Kingfisher and a Yellow Wagtail over. (Mervyn Greening/Mike Smart).

Purton     Vismig this morning included three Ruff, three Redshanks, a Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Ringed Plovers and a Dunlin all downriver and 308 House Martins, 102 Swallows, seven Meadow Pipits and two alba Wagtails. Also a Common Sandpiper there. (Francis Steuck).

Gloucester     Birds at Horsbere Flood Storage Lake today included nine Mute Swans (2 adults & 7 large cygnets), four Little Grebes (2 adults and 2 large juveniles), a Cormorant and three Grey Herons. (Gordon Avery).

Witcombe Reservoirs     Birds today included six Mute Swans (2 adults and 4 large cygnets), 71 Greylags, eight Canada Geese, 15 Mallards, nine Tufted Ducks, six Little Grebes, six Great Crested Grebes including a large juvenile, two Cormorants, 20 Moorhens and 47 Coots. (Gordon Avery).

Barnsley Warren SSSI     Eight Red Kites up together near the Fosse Way, six Buzzards, a Kestrel, four Ravens, two Jays, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers and a Marsh Tit. (Steve Brown).

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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