Sunday 23rd September 2018

Priding     A juvenile GREY PHALAROPE on the River Severn at 3:15pm but distant. (John Sanders). Pic by John.

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Frampton     A NIGHTJAR flushed from the garden today at 11am. Two CATTLE EGRETS from Splatt Bridge. (Gordon Hodgson).

Saul Warth     This afternoon two Stonechats, two Wheatears and an adult Arctic Tern over the river. (Gordon Hodgson).

WWT Slimbridge     Five SPOONBILLS on South Lake this morning then flew towards the river. (Paul Rich). Also three Spotted Redshanks on South Lake. (Jon Mercer). A GARGANEY again from Martin Smith hide. (Roberta Goodall).

Longney     Around SO754137 two adult Little Owls sat together in a dense Willow, seven Linnets, nine Swallows, two House Martins, three Chiffchaffs, a Goldcrest, 23 House Sparrows, nine Goldfinches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Reed Bunting, a Raven, a Sparrowhawk and two Buzzards. Also five Red Admirals and lots of Hornets. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Coombe Hill Meadows     Late afternoon 100 Teal and a Shoveler on the Long Pool, two Spotted Flycatchers and a Redstart in the willow hedges in the meadows N of the pool and 70 Swallows over the meadows. (Ian Ralphs).

Sharpness     A Common Sandpiper this afternoon. (Andy Jordan).

Forest of Dean     A Raven and a Buzzard over Mitcheldean, on the Longhope side. (Chris Keeling).

Gloucester     A Sparrowhawk in the garden in Abbeydale at 9:50am this morning with a kill. (Dave Doughty). Pic by Dave.

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Quedgeley     A Raven eating bread on the roof of Tesco petrol station at 3:15 this afternoon. (Steve Pullen).

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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