Saturday 31st August 2019

Withington     A Grasshopper Warbler flushed from crop strip near Upcote Farm this morning and seen well in the hedge. Also two Corn Buntings. (Tom Mabbett).

Frampton pools     Five Swifts, 150+ Sand Martins, a Great White Egret, a Yellow-legged Gull, a Hobby, three Green Sandpipers, a Pintail, 56 Teal, six Shovelers, 12 Gadwalls, a Reed Warbler, 12 Chiffchaffs and five Blackcaps. (Nick Goatman).

Frampton to Saul    From Splatt Bridge to Saul Warth six Whinchats, three Wheatears, a Redstart, six Yellow Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail, four Lesser Whitethroats, three Whitethroats, a Cetti’s Warbler and eight Mandarins. (Gordon Hodgson).

Symonds Yat      In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrine pair, Buzzards, a Kingfisher, Stock Doves, a Little Egret, four Mandarins, Swallows and House Martins. Other sightings included Painted Lady and Holly Blue butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Redstart and three Whinchats at Snipe pool. A Green Sandpiper and a Dunlin on north scrape. (Ian Hull).

Tetbury     One Swift still in and out of a nest in the roof near Tetbury, presumably a second brood. There were five nests in the roof and nearly all the other Swifts left in mid July. (Fiona Gunn).

Nailsworth    A minimum of 28 Swifts and 230+ House Martins moving S, up to 5:30pm. (Terry Grant).

WWT Slimbridge     A Marsh Harrier from Zeiss hide today. (Helen Bojaniwska).

Painswick     1+ Spotted Flycatcher in the trees NW of The Waypoint today. (Sam Walker).

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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