Thursday 1st August 2019

Frampton pools     This morning the adult Yellow-legged Gull, two Common Terns, two Green Sandpipers, four Little Egrets, four Whitethroats, two Willow Warblers and a Painted Lady. (MK).

Cotswold Water Park East     Mid morning at Pit 119 40 Black-headed Gulls, mostly juveniles, a Green Sandpiper, an Oystercatcher, a Grey Heron, two Little Egrets, 15 Mallards and a Buzzard. (Paul Charles).

Berkeley    15 Common Sandpipers this evening in the Pill over high tide. Three earlier this morning at Sharpness. (Andy Jordan).

WWT Slimbridge     Birds today included the Spoonbill, four Little Egrets, four Dunlins, four Little Ringed Plovers, 10+ Green Sandpipers, 11 Ruff, 160+ Black-tailed Godwits and 70+ Redshanks. (Tom Weston-McClung). Also 300 Curlews roosting on the Dumbles, a high tide roost of 66 Dunlins, two Common Sandpipers and a Hobby. (Mike Smart).

Longlevens     A female Greenfinch again this morning for a 2nd day in the garden at Park Avenue feeding on sunflower seeds. (Pam & Frank Bryant).

Selsley Common     19 butterfly species including c25 Chalkhill Blues, two fresh Small Blues (2nd brood), a Dark Green Fritillary and four Essex Skippers. (Chris Newton).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening 11 Mute Swans, three Greylags, 25 Canada Geese, 14 Gadwalls, two Shovelers, a female Tufted Duck still with six ducklings, 55 Lapwings, five Snipe and a Common Sandpiper. (Mike Smart).

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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