Monday 30th September 2019

Longney    A dark morph juvenile HONEY BUZZARD flew down river this morning at 9:15am. Also a Whinchat with Reed Buntings. (Brian Kings).

Coombe Hill Meadows     The LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER still today from the Grundon hide until 7:15am only when it flew off, and no further sign by 12:45pm. Also an unconfirmed report of a White-rumped Sandpiper at 12:15pm very briefly. (RBA per Paul Taylor).

WWT Slimbridge     Two Curlew Sandpipers, a Greenshank and the Spotted Redshank from Zeiss hide, two SPOONBILLS flew over South Lake mid-morning but not relocated and two juvenile Black Terns still on South Lake. (Ian Hull/John Budd/Roberta Goodall/Scott Petrek). Pic by Mike.

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Cotswold Water Park West     This morning at Shorncote Reedbeds two Little Grebes, 108 Tufted Ducks, three Teal, 12 Gadwalls, 11 Lapwings, a Water Rail calling, two Kingfishers, a Green Woodpecker, three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Swallows, four Skylarks, 45+ Meadow Pipits over S, three Stonechats (1m), 15 Chiffchaffs, 4+ Cetti’s Warblers, a Goldcrest, seven Reed Buntings and two Jays. (Jon Mercer).

Sharpness     A Peregrine on the top of one of the grain silos at the Docks this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Nailsworth     60+ House Martins through S this morning. (Jake King).

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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