Thursday 6th August 2020

Saul Warth     At high tide this morning a Crossbill heard, the first returning Wheatear, a Whinchat, two Stonechats, a Whitethroat, a Chiffchaff, a Reed Bunting, two Grey Wagtails, a female/immature Marsh Harrier hunting the shoreline, two Buzzards, a female Kestrel, 20 Avocets and four Dunlins. Also a COMMON SEAL close inshore eating a large Salmon. (MK). Pics by Mike.

Reed Bunting 060820

Wheatear 060820

Common Seal 060820

Bourton-on-the-Water     Two Common Terns and a Kingfisher fishing the Carp Farm pit. (Andy Lewis).

Coombe Hill Meadows     5+ Whinchats early afternoon, best viewed from the canal path further W beyond the boardwalk to the Grundon hide; from the hide a Little Egret and a Little Ringed Plover. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning Blackcaps, Whitethroats and a Garden Warbler also six Spotted Flycatchers feeding on the top branches of a large conifer. (James Robinson).

Daneway Banks     At 3:30pm a male Redstart and two Spotted Flycatchers, one feeding a juvenile. (David Bullock/Jane Sedgeley-Strachan).

Forest of Dean     An escaped Zebra Finch on a back garden feeder at 3:30pm in Brierley. (Alan Williams).

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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