Tuesday 17th September 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The BITTERN flew S over the Rushy at 8:20am. (Steve Heaven). At 12:10pm the BITTERN was seen from Zeiss hide in flight briefly then dropped into the Bottom New Piece out of sight. At 3pm the Spotted Redshank was sleeping amongst godwits on South Lake. (Les Ditchburn).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and an adult Peregrine on Great Doward Hill, a Sparrowhawk, four Buzzards, four Ravens, two Stock Doves, a Grey Heron, Swallows, House Martins, and six Mandarins. Other sightings included a Bank Vole, a Common Darter, Holly Blue, Large White, Small White, Comma, Red Admiral and Speckled Wood butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning a Wheatear, two Spotted Flycatchers, plenty of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps, Meadow Pipits moving S and five Ravens. (James Robinson).

Hidcote     At the NT garden a Red Kite over, a Tawny Owl calling from 4:45pm and three Hummingbird Hawk Moths. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Hucclecote     A juvenile Sparrowhawk in the garden today. (Harold Smith). Pic by Harold.

Sparrowhawk 170919

Brand Green Woods     Three Ravens, two Green Woodpeckers, four Coal Tits, a Nuthatch heard, two Song Thrushes and three Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Along the canal a Buzzard and a Redstart. Also Comma, Large and Small Whites and Speckled Wood butterflies, dragonflies included Migrant Hawker, Black-tailed Skimmer and Common Darter. (Keith White).

Cam     A Hummingbird Hawk Moth around flowers outside flats at Elm Lodge today. (Paul Sutton).

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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