Saturday 10th August 2019

Severn Estuary     Between Lydney Harbour, Sharpness and Saul Warth at least six GANNETS and at least three STORM PETRELS this afternoon over high tide. (Paul Rich/Andy Jordan/Andy Jayne/Roberta Goodall/MK/Mark Hobson). Storm Petrel pic by Andy Jordan, Gannet pic by Andy Jayne.

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Frampton     On the Sailing Lake adult and juvenile BLACK TERN, a juvenile LITTLE GULL, six Common Terns, 17 Green Sandpipers, 15 Swifts and 100+ Sand Martins. (Nick Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     Three Wood Sandpipers on the Rushy early on but mobile around the grounds. From Zeiss hide a SPOONBILL, 172 Lapwings, seven Ruff, two Snipe, two Little Ringed Plovers and 20 Avocets. On South Lake a Common Sandpiper, 36 Redshanks, 374 Black-tailed Godwits, adult and chick Little Ringed Plover, three Ruff, 49 Lapwings and Curlew juvenile No 69. (Dot Jones/Dave Paynter/Les Ditchburn).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Seven Mute Swans, 92 Canada Geese, a male Wigeon, at least 13 Teal, at least four Gadwalls, three Shovelers, c6 Tufted Ducks, two Grey Herons, 20 Lapwings, an immature Dunlin, three Black-tailed Godwits, a Common Sandpiper, four Green Sandpipers, a Snipe, ten Swallows and ten Sand Martins, at least 200 Jackdaws along the canal and a Southern Hawker today. (Ian Ralphs/Mike Smart).

Aylburton Common     At midday a Hobby mobbing a Crow and then a Sparrowhawk and being very vocal. (Martin Vaisey).

Nailsworth     130+ Sand Martins flying S at 7am with 30+ House Martins and throughout the day up to 5:15pm, 24+ Swifts moving S. (Terry Grant).

Halmore     A female Sparrowhawk killed and part-ate a Woodpigeon in the drive this morning. (Chris Newton).

Fairford     A male Sparrowhawk in the garden today. (Paul Stockwin). Pic by Paul.

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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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