Monday 19th August 2019

Sharpness     A GUILLEMOT floated up between Berkeley Pill and the docks at 10:40am. (Geoff Moyser). A juvenile SHAG on the river but flew S at 11:15am. Also a Garden Warbler in the bushes by the picnic site car park. 65 Curlews flew N with two Black-tailed Godwits at SARA at 8:25pm. (Andy Jordan).

Saul Warth     This afternoon 80 Curlews, 40 Shelducks and a Little Egret on the river. In the hedgerows two Redstarts, a Reed Warbler, 3+ Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler and a Whitethroat and 23 Sand Martins and a Swallow flew S. Also five Painted Ladies. (MK).

Painted Lady 190819

Nailsworth     Still two adult Swifts with full crops entering separate nests on the former Nailsworth Town Council building at ST849994. (Jake King). Between 6:50-7:40am 330+ House Martins and seven Swifts flew S. Later a few House Martins and another 14 Swifts. (Terry Grant).

Forest of Dean     From Brierley Woods to Serridge Green at 7am this morning two juvenile Spotted Flycatchers, 13 Coal Tits, two Goldcrests, two Treecreepers, four Nuthatches and three Jays. (Derek Hale). Pic by Derek.

Spotted Flycatcher 190819

Gloucester     At Horsbere Flood Storage Lake this morning the GREAT WHITE EGRET still. (Duncan Dine). Pic by Duncan.

Great White Egret 190819

Daglingworth     A Hobby chasing House Martins today, seen for the second day running
(Andrew Morrison).

Halmore    A Hobby this morning, calling and circling over the garden. (Chris Newton).

Frampton pools     This evening 12 Swifts, 100+ Sand Martins, 50+ House Martins, 30+ Swallows, six Green Sandpipers, five Common Terns, 18 Teal, 15 Gadwalls, 56 Mallards, 31 Chiffchaffs, 12 Blackcaps, a Willow Warbler and four Reed Warblers this evening. (Nick Goatman).

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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