Wednesday 21st August 2019

Nailsworth     Belated news of an OSPREY yesterday flying W at 6:55pm over Windsoredge. Today between 5:55-7:05pm) at least 810 Swifts moving S, many high up, with at least 200 House Martins. (Terry Grant).

Gloucester     At Horsbere Flood Storage Lake this morning the GREAT WHITE EGRET still, also a Little Egret, a Grey Heron, a Kestrel and a Swift. (Dave Stone).

Hartpury     A Green Sandpiper in the reed beds at the  Orchard Centre this morning at 7:30am. (Steve French).

Frampton pools     This evening a Common Sandpiper, eight Green Sandpipers, a Cetti’s Warbler, four Reed Warblers, four Willow Warblers, two Water Rails, 50+ Sand Martins and the adult Yellow-legged Gull. (Nick Goatman).

Stonehouse    A Kingfisher along the canal below Boakes Drive tonight. 40-50 House Martins around St Cyrs Church and a Green Woodpecker calling from the trees in the field below the canal. Also a Red Kite reported by others. (Paul Sutton).

Tewkesbury     At the Mythe Reserve today an adult and juvenile Buzzard, a Jay, a Sparrowhawk, Swallows and Long-tailed Tits. Other sightings included a Speckled Bush Cricket, Large White, Green-veined White, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady and Holly Blue butterflies, Common Blue and White-legged Damselflies, Common Darter, Ruddy Darter, Southern Hawker and Migrant Hawker dragonflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Saul Warth     As the tide rose 80 Shelducks, a female Sparrowhawk, two Kestrels, 106 Curlews, four Black-tailed Godwits, three Common Terns, ten Swallows and a Sand Martin downstream and six Yellow Wagtails. (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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