Saturday 25th July 2020

WWT Slimbridge     A CASPIAN TERN on South Lake briefly between 12:40-12:46pm when it flew N but no further sign later. (Dean Reeves). Seen earlier from Awre at 11:30am when it flew downriver past WWT and settled on the shore upriver from Purton for 20 minutes, then seen flying around over the canal. (John & Viv Phillips). Pic by Dean.

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Two more pics by Paul Cousins.

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Also a Hobby along the summer walk way and 15 Little Egrets on the river at high tide. (Neil Smart). Other birds there included a CATTLE EGRET, two Little Stints, a Spotted Redshank, five Little Ringed Plovers, ten Ruff and a Pochard. 55+ Avocets and a pair with three chicks and a Peregrine from Zeiss hide. (Slimbridge Sightings). Pics by Paul Cousins.

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Purton     An ARCTIC TERN at 6:50am and also three Yellow-legged Gulls (ad & 2 juvs) loafing. (Francis Steuck).

Longney    A Whimbrel flew downriver at Longney Sands this evening and at least ten Yellow Wagtails in riverside crops. (Andy Jayne).

Nailsworth     361 Swifts flew S along Nailsworth Valley between 6:40-7:20pm in what was a sample of an all day movement. Earlier a very brief count recorded 80+ in the space of 10 minutes. (Terry Grant).

Whitminster     A Hobby and a Red Kite over the cricket ground this afternoon. (Jeremy Squire).

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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