Tuesday 20th August 2019

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide a Marsh Harrier, a Spoonbill, a Peregrine, 7+ Knot, seven Ruff, six Common Cranes, a Greenshank and a Common Tern. On the Rushy a Ruff, a Greenshank and two Snipe. On South Lake a Common Tern, four Little Ringed Plovers and a Green Sandpiper. A Whinchat and a Wheatear at Mid Point. (Jonathan Bull).

Awre     A Grasshopper Warbler, a Cetti’s Warbler, two Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper, two Redshanks and three Kestrels at Brims Pill. Also a Great Crested Grebe drifting upriver on the tide. (Andy Jayne).

Saul Warth     Late morning a Wheatear, a Lesser Whitethroat, 6+ Chiffchaffs, three Meadow Pipits, six Mistle Thrushes together, three Kestrels, a male Greenfinch, two Ravens and a Clouded Yellow butterfly. (MK).

Gloucester    13 Swifts heading S over Holmleigh Road, Tuffley at 3pm. (Dean Lord).

Frampton     On the Sailing Lake two Swifts, a Cetti’s Warbler, two Willow Warblers, 100+ Sand Martins gathering on wires and two Common Terns this morning. (Nick Goatman).

Cherington     At Cherington Lake and in the surrounding woods ST899985 birds included two Spotted Flycatchers, three Treecreepers, three Goldcrests, three Nuthatches, a Kingfisher, seven House Martins, eight Swallows, a Swift, three Willow Warblers, three Chiffchaffs, two Bullfinches, four Long-tailed Tits, three Stock Doves, a Grey Wagtail, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and five Buzzards. (John Fletcher/Jake King).

Berkeley Pill     A Wheatear, three Common Sandpipers and two Redshanks today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrine pair and another adult Peregrine perched on Great Doward Hill, a Hobby, Buzzards, a Red Kite, Ravens, Stock Doves, a Green Woodpecker, a Jay, Swallows, House Martins, Linnets and a Little Egret. Other sightings included a Bank Vole, Common Blue, Painted Lady, Holly Blue, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Silver-washed Fritillary and Large Skipper butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Guscar Rocks     At high tide 41 Canada Geese, a Grey Heron, a Buzzard, a Lapwing, four Ringed Plovers, a Dunlin, 197 Curlews, four Redshanks, a Turnstone, 150 Black-headed Gulls in the roost and a Yellow Wagtail and a Raven heard. (Mike Smart).

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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