Sunday 4th August 2019

Cheltenham     The adult NIGHT HERON on the island at Pittville Park boating lake again this morning at 6:45am but had roosted out of sight by 8:35am. (Karle Burford/Brian Thompson).

WWT Slimbridge     Four Grey Plovers from Mid Point, a SPOONBILL still, a Wood Sandpiper still from Zeiss hide and a Little Stint. (Roberta Goodall/Jeremy Squire).

Saul Warth     At high tide this morning 50 Avocets, nine Dunlins, three Oystercatchers, two Bar-tailed Godwits, Ringed Plover, a Mediterranean Gull, a distant SPOONBILL, a Peregrine and a Hobby. (Gordon Hodgson).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, a Hawfinch, a female Pied Flycatcher, a Goldcrest, three Treecreepers, a Nuthatch, three Willow Warblers and three Blackcaps today. (Dot Jones/Ken Burrows).

Frampton pools    Eight Swifts, 30 Swallows, eight Sand Martins, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Great White Egret, nine Common Terns, a Green Sandpiper, 22 Robins, two Willow Warblers, 42 Chiffchaffs, 36 Blackcaps, 12 Reed Warblers, four Whitethroats, 50+ Linnets, 20+Goldfinches and six Greenfinches today. (Nick Goatman).

Nailsworth     Two Kingfishers at Ruskin Mill today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins). At The Poplars a Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff, six Swifts, seven Greenfinches, three Buzzards (adult/2 juvs), a Little Egret over, a Green Woodpecker, a Whimbrel over calling at 1:55am and a Tawny Owl calling. (Jake King).

Guscar Rocks/Aylburton Warth     At the Guscar end 37 Canada Geese, three Oystercatchers, five Dunlins, 458 Curlews (17 colour-rings from Wibdon 2011-2013, plus one of the Slimbridge head-started juveniles from this year), a Whimbrel, a Redshank, a Common Sandpiper, five Common Gulls and three Yellow Wagtails (1 juv). At Aylburton Warth end 18 Shelducks, six Grey Herons, two Oystercatchers, three Common Sandpipers, 200 Black-headed Gulls, two Great Black-backed Gulls, a Reed Warbler and a Reed Bunting. (Barrie Mills/Mike Smart). Also two Ospreys reported perched on fence posts on Aylburton Warth. (Barrie Mills).

Newark Park     30 Ravens above Clay Woods, 0.5km south of Newark Park at ST782926 late morning. (Barry Hill).

Cirencester Park     c20 Swifts over the Polo field today. (Felicity Cobb).

Ham     A Little Owl today. (Matt Plenty).

Arlingham     A Red Kite over today. (Matt Plenty).

Hardwicke    50+ House Martins and 20+ Swallows heading S over The Pilot Inn this morning. (Dean Lord).

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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