Wednesday 25th September 2019

Frampton pools     On the Sailing Lake the adult Yellow-legged Gull and 220+ Coots. Court Lake a Hobby mobbing a Buzzard, 60+ Teal, a Great White Egret, four Little Egrets, four Grey Herons and two Green Sandpipers. (MK). Also 12 Mistle Thrushes (Mark Hobson) and 14 Shovelers. (Terry Grant). This evening additionally a Common Sandpiper, three Green Sandpipers, a Kingfisher and 18 Little Egrets roosted. (Nick Goatman). Pics by Mike.

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Cam      A Hobby snatching insects from trees over the M5 bridge near Cam at 5:26pm. (Martin McGill).

Newark Park     A Hobby in fast horizontal flight over trees adjacent to the top road from Black Quarries Hill to the tower at Goose Green near Newark Park, heading NW then disappeared behind the tree line. (Dave Emery).

Forest of Dean     c120 House Martins through Longhope at 3:45pm today. (Chris Keeling).

WWT Slimbridge     A juvenile Black Tern on South Lake until at 3pm at least. (Andy Jordan/Paul Masters/Ken Mihill). The Spotted Redshank on South Lake at 10:30am. (Mark Hobson).

Roel Gate     A Whinchat near Roel Hill Farm today. (Duncan Dine).

Nailsworth     Belated news of two OSPREYS, one eating a fish, at a private lake on 19th September, and another (or one of the earlier birds lingering) seen today. (R Lewellyn per Terry Grant). Also 155+ House Martins S at 8:20am today and a further 460+ between 5:50-6:15pm with 25+ Swallows (Terry Grant).

Ashleworth Ham     Birds today included a Kingfisher fishing for over 3 hours, 53 Mallards, two Grey Herons, five House Martins, a Green Woodpecker heard, a Stock Dove, two Buzzards, a Kestrel and a Tawny Owl calling. Also three Roe Deer. (John Fletcher).

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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