Tuesday 4th August 2020

Saul Warth     At high tide a Whinchat, a Stonechat, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Grey Wagtails, a Willow Warbler, two Chiffchaffs, 16 Goldfinches, a Kestrel and four Buzzards. On the river an adult ARCTIC TERN, 110 Curlews, ten Dunlins, 12 Little Egrets and 35 Shelducks. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Stinchcombe Hill     This morning two Wheatears, a Crossbill and at least 30 Pied Wagtails. (James Robinson).

WWT Slimbridge     Two GARGANEYS again on the back of the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide at 10:45am. (Mark Dowie). On South Lake the Spotted Redshank and three Knot still. Also a Kingfisher. Five Green Sandpipers from Robbie Garnett hide and another on the Rushy. (Jonathan Bull/Roberta Goodall).

Forest of Dean    An adult Dipper by the Stoneworks at Cannop Ponds at noon. Also 20 Swallows. (Bettie Sloane). At Woorgreens a Sparrowhawk in hot pursuit of a shrieking Green Woodpecker. (Dave Clarke).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Eight Whinchats in front of the Grundon hide feeding in the weedy ditch. (Ian Hull). Also a Stonechat and a Little Egret. (Paul Clark).

Selsley Common     Male and female Redstarts and a Wheatear at 4pm. (Rich Hearn). Earlier two adult female Wheatears. (Terry Grant).

Westonbirt     Two Spotted Flycatchers on the old Arboretum side today. (Mark Hobson).

Halmore   A male Redstart today, also a group of four newly-fledged Chiffchaffs. (Chris Newton).

Nailsworth Valley     78 Swifts flew S this morning. (Terry Grant).

Woodchester Park     A male and female Stonechat feeding at least one young fledgling near the entrance to the park. A large movement of warblers through the Sweet Corn crops by the entrance, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, Whitethroats and at least one Garden Warbler. (Terry Grant). Pics by Terry.

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Eastington (Northleach)     A Common Sandpiper and an adult and young Grey Wagtail on the River Leach S of the sewage works. (Andy Lewis).

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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