Sunday 15th September 2019

WWT Slimbridge     Two CATTLE EGRETS and 13 Knot on the Top New Piece, a Spotted Redshank on the Tack Piece and a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper and a Sanderling from Mid Point. (Roberta Goodall/Paul Masters/Ken Burrows). A Peregrine on the church in Slimbridge village this morning. (Kenny Hills).

Cotswold Water Park East   WeBS count today at Pit 114 16 Great Crested Grebes and 12 Tufted Ducks. At Pit 126 143 Tufted Duck, a Pochard, two Gadwalls, four Teal, a Common Sandpiper and a Swallow over. At Pit 127 84 Tufted Ducks, 100 Lapwings and a Green Sandpiper. (John Durell/Robin Griffiths).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning 70+ Goldfinches, 20+ Meadow Pipits, 32 Pied Wagtails and four Common Gulls. (James Robinson).

Bourton-on-the-Water     Eight Sand Martins over the northern pits and a Hobby perched nearby. (Andy Lewis).

Tewkesbury    A Peregrine low over the Wheatpieces estate this morning, heading past Rudgeway Farm. (Pete Long).

Bussage     At first light 80 -100 House Martins at altitude heading S, a Mistle Thrush and five Collared Doves on the playing field, five Buzzards over the valley at midday and a Green Woodpecker taking ants off the lawn. Also two Hummingbird Hawk Moths on the Buddleia. (Michael Cook).

Guscar Rocks     483 Curlews, 27 Dunlins, a Turnstone, eight Ringed Plovers, two Snipe, 114 Black-headed Gulls, four Grey Herons and a Wigeon. (Barrie Mills).

Aylburton Warth     Two Ringed Plovers, a Common Sandpiper, a Great Black-backed Gull, a Mallard, 14 Teal, a Grey Heron, 93 Black-headed Gulls and a Wheatear. (Barrie Mills).

Forest of Dean    A Sparrowhawk amongst a mass of House Martins over Mitcheldean at 4:40pm. (Chris Keeling).

Cotswolds    Belated news of a Great Bustard in a large field of rape stubble on Thursday last week between Andoversford and Stow. (Andrew Jones).

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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