Saturday 29th September 2018

Saul Warth     Three Grey Plovers, two juvenile Ringed Plovers, a Dunlin, 20+ Curlews, three Little Egrets, a Peregrine, 30+ Meadow Pipits, a Chiffchaff and a Wheatear. Also a Red Admiral. (Neil Smart/MK). Pics by Mike.

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Cotswold Water Park East     A juvenile Marsh Harrier, a Dunlin, a Snipe, a Green Sandpiper, a Siskin, eight Egyptian Geese and 354 Tufted Ducks on Pit 126. (Ian Ralphs).

Frampton     Two GREAT WHITE EGRETS on Court Lake at 9am. (Nick Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     A Bar-tailed Godwit, three Avocets on the mud from Mid Point, also 94 Shelducks, 114 Barnacle Geese, 60 Canada Geese, c120 Curlews, ten Dunlins, 105 Wigeon and a Little Egret. (Paul Masters). Four CATTLE EGRETS and a Marsh Harrier from the Safari. (Dot Jones).

Sharpness     A Ring-necked Parakeet flew towards Purton at 10:35am. A Whinchat earlier at the end of Dock Road. (Andy Jordan).

Berkeley     A Greenshank at the Pill late morning with c40 Redshanks. Also 37 Wigeon, a male Stonechat and a Whinchat. At the shore a Black-tailed Godwit and a Common Sandpiper. (Paul Taylor/Andy Jordan).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrine pair, a male Sparrowhawk, three Goshawks, four Buzzards, three Ravens (2 juvs, 1ad), four female Goosanders, Swallows, House Martins, three Jays, two Grey Herons, a Green Woodpecker and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Also Comma and Large White butterflies, a Hornet, a Bank Vole and a Fallow Deer with two fawns. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Charlton Kings Common     Three Chiffchaffs today, one singing. (Chris Furley).

Bussage     Several House Martins still feeding high over Bussage this morning, not present late afternoon. (Michael Cook).

Quenington to Fairford     Along the River Coln this afternoon two Dippers, a Kingfisher, two Grey Herons, at least five Swallows still feeding over cow pasture in the Mill Field, two male Bullfinches, a Whinchat, four Meadow Pipits, two Buzzards, a Jay, two Grey Wagtails, a Pied wagtail, a mixed flock of c40 tits Blue, Long-tailed, Coal and Marsh Tits amongst them, a Reed Bunting, seven Linnets and c30 Goldfinches. Also a late Brimstone, two Commas, several Speckled Woods and a Water Vole near the cress beds. (Michael Cook).

Edge     Late afternoon seven Meadow Pipits, two Buzzards, two Linnets, a Kestrel, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Jay and two Fallow Deer. (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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