Tuesday 13th August 2019

North Cotswolds     A juvenile Hobby sunbathing today. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard. Richard Tyler Photography

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Ebley     On Doverow Hill this morning a young Tawny Owl calling and an adult seen later roosting in a tree, a family of Buzzards with two young and a female Sparrowhawk. This afternoon c30 Swifts, four Ravens and a Hobby flew over, and the Ring-necked Parakeet is still in Foxmoor Lane. (Steve Kear).

Frampton pools     This afternoon the adult Yellow-legged Gull and 4+ Common Terns on the Sailing Lake, two Green Sandpipers on the Blue Pool and six on Court Lake, a Little Egret on Court Lake and two Painted Ladies in the Gravel Wash. (MK). Earlier 11 Mistle Thrushes, four Nuthatches, a Willow Warbler and a Reed Warbler still feeding young. (Nick Goatman). Pic by Mike.

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WWT Slimbridge     Five Green Sandpipers and a Greenshank on the Rushy and a Common Sandpiper from Robbie Garnett hide. (Geoff Moyser). Two Whimbrels flew downriver viewed from the Summer Walkway hide. (Tim Salkeld).

Berkeley shore     Four Turnstones, three Common Sandpipers, a Common Gull and a Wheatear today. (Martin Greenish/Michelle Davies).

Cam     A Mediterranean Gull flew over calling at 6pm presumably heading to the estuary to roost. (Scott Petrek).

Forest of Dean     At Lydney Dock 173 Canada Geese. At Poor’s Allotment 19 Linnets, four Stonechats ( 2 ads, 2 juvs), eight Swallows, five House Martins, a Marsh Tit heard, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker heard, two Buzzards, a Nuthatch. At Tidenham Park 16 Mistle Thrushes together, two Chiffchaffs, 30 Linnets, a Willow Warbler, five Long-tailed Tits and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher/Jake King).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon four Snipe and a Green Sandpiper. (Adrienne Sanders). The Constant Effort ringing session today caught 32 birds including an adult female Redstart, 11 Whitethroats, four Blackcaps, a juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker and a juvenile Reed Bunting. (Mervyn Greening/Mike Smart).

Guscar Rocks     On the evening tide c500 Curlews, two Turnstones and three Yellow Wagtails. (Mike Smart).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair, Stock Doves, Buzzards, House Martins, Sand Martins, Swallows, Ravens, a Green Woodpecker, a pair of Kingfishers, a Little Egret and a Grey Heron. Other sightings included two Fallow Deer, a Bank Vole, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Holly Blue, Painted Lady, Gatekeeper and Large White butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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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