Saturday 3rd August 2019

Cheltenham     The adult NIGHT HERON flew in high from downstream at 6:08am onto the island at Pittville Park boating lake until 8:15am at least when it walked in to roost. (Andy Jordan/Rich Webb/Roy Kinchin).

Leighterton     A QUAIL calling from the second field (now ploughed) S of Bennett’s Farm, heard from the Monarch’s Way this evening at ST829907. (Vic Polley).

WWT Slimbridge     A Wood Sandpiper still from Zeiss hide this morning. (Dot Jones).

Frampton pools     Four Teal, two Gadwalls, a Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, three Common Terns, two Grey Wagtails, 51 Chiffchaffs, 24 Blackcaps, three Willow Warblers, nine Reed Warblers, a Whitethroat, seven Bullfinches, two Nuthatches and three Treecreepers today. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning seven Green Sandpipers and a juvenile Water Rail on Long Pool, a female Garganey on the main island, a Yellow Wagtail over, a Small Red-eyed Damselfly on Snipe Pool and Emerald Damselflies along the canal. (Ian Ralphs).

Quedgeley    A Common Tern flew low over Shelduck Road with what looked like a beak full of fish at 3:40pm today. (Steve Pullen).

Highnam Woods     This afternoon three Chiffchaffs, two Green Woodpeckers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker calling, three Nuthatches, a Treecreeper, a Song Thrush, a Pied Wagtail, two Buzzards calling and a family of six Wrens. (John Fletcher).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair and an adult Peregrine on Great Doward Hill nearby, a juvenile Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Jay, Stock Doves, House Martins, Swallows, Mandarins and a Kingfisher. Other sightings included a Bank Vole, a Hornet, Hummingbird Hawkmoths, Rose Chafers, Fallow Deer and Silver-washed Fritillary, Painted Lady, Ringlet, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown and Large White butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Bevington     At 7:20pm 42 Canada Geese in the field next to Bluegates Farm at ST666978. A Little Owl at ST675970 near Pedington Elm Farm at 8pm. (Paddy Doyle).

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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