Sunday 22nd September 2019

WWT Slimbridge    An OSPREY flew off the river and headed inland across the Top New Piece pursued by crows at 12:45pm. (David Bullock). Spotted Redshank from Robbie Garnet hide at 12:50pm. (Matt Lathan). Two Marsh Harriers over the River from Mid Point this morning. (Roberta Goodall).

Berkeley shore     Four Bar-tailed Godwits this morning, also 19 Wigeon, four Wheatears and a Yellow Wagtail. (Paul Taylor).

Frampton    From Splatt Bridge early afternoon two Hobbies, six Avocets, 160+ Knot flew in from the S and went back down river and a Cetti’s Warbler singing. (Gordon Hodgson). At the pools a Common Sandpiper, five Green Sandpipers, a Lapwing, 27 Swallows, 45 House Martins, 21 Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps, 100+ Meadow Pipits, 308 Coots, ten Gadwalls, 38 Teal, 18 Shovelers, six Wigeon, nine Great Crested Grebes and 64 Robins. (Nick Goatman).

Cleeve Hill    Around the masts this afternoon six Stonechats, a Whinchat, a Redstart, a Wheatear and c40 Swallows. (Tom Mabbett).

Coberley     Seven Red Kites over Cotswold Hills Golf Course today, mainly juveniles. Also two Kestrels, two Buzzards, a Green Woodpecker and flocks of Linnets and Goldfinches heading S. (Chris Furley).

Charlton Kings Common     200+ House Martins along the scarp edge, a Willow Warbler briefly in song, two Chiffchaffs and a Sparrowhawk on a downed pigeon. (Chris Furley).

Nailsworth     From 7:20-8:35am a heavy southerly movement of 1425+ Swallows, 3070+ House Martins and 15+ Pipits. (Terry Grant).

Quedgeley    At least two Spotted Flycatchers next to the canal near Teal Close at 3pm, a patch tick. (Steve Pullen).

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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