Friday 2nd August 2019

Cheltenham     The adult NIGHT HERON made a surprise return when it flew into roost on the island at Pittville Park boating lake at 7:45am. It reappeared on the island again this evening at 8:25pm. Also today four Grey Herons, two Common Sandpipers, five Great Crested Grebes (3 juvs, and two juvenile Sparrowhawks being mobbed by Magpies. (John Sanders). Pics by John.

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WWT Slimbridge     Two Spoonbills flew over the Rushy at 8:05am heading towards South Lake, then headed N up river, and one possibly two roosting on the spartina island later. (Kane Brides). Also this morning a juvenile Wood Sandpiper from Zeiss hide and a juvenile/female Garganey on South Lake. (Ian Hull).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A female Marsh Harrier, a juvenile Water Rail and a Garganey this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Hawling area     Two Kestrels, two Ravens, two Reed Buntings, c30 Linnets, a family of Whitethroats and 20+ Long Tailed Tits. (Steve Brown).

Condicote     A Little Owl near the village centre and nearby two juvenile Buzzards begging. (Steve Brown).

Saul Warth     This morning eight Common Terns, two adults and six immatures, five Oystercatchers, two Ringed Plovers and eight Dunlins. (Mike Smart).

Halmore     A young Buzzard calling while its parent hunted today. (Chris Newton). Pic by Chris.

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Uley     At Uley playing field c20 House Martins flocked into a silver birch tree near their nests. (Jennifer Rogers).

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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