Friday 7th August 2020

Berkeley shore/pill     Early morning a Hobby, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, 11 Common Sandpipers, two Yellow Wagtails and two Wheatears. (Paul Taylor).

WWT Slimbridge     The Spotted Redshank still on South Lake and two GARGANEYS from Zeiss hide. (Tim Jukes). From Mid Point four COMMON SCOTERS, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, 12 Little Egrets, ten Common Cranes, 23 Avocets flew S, 100+ Curlews, a Common Sandpiper and three Black-tailed Godwits. (Paul Masters/Mark Hobson/MK). Two Green Sandpipers on the Tack Piece. 100+ Black-tailed Godwits, three Green Sandpipers, two Little Egrets, five Dunlins and adult and juvenile Knot on the Rushy. (Paul Masters/Peter Rodgers/MK). Four Ringed Plovers flew over the Rushy towards the river. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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More pics by Peter.

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Stonehouse    A pair of Hobbies from the garden feeding over the canal at 3:40pm and then flew W along the canal. (Paul Sutton).

Windsoredge     Two juvenile Siskins on garden feeders this morning with three juvenile and two adult Greenfinches. (Roy Bircher).

Coombe Hill Meadows    This evening eight Whinchats, seven Yellow Wagtails, a Wheatear, a male Stonechat, a male Reed Bunting, a Linnet, two Skylarks, five Swallows, eight Chiffchaffs, three Sedge Warbler, four Green Sandpipers, a Little Ringed Plover, 44 Lapwings, three Grey Herons, 25 Mallards, a Mute Swan and a Barn Owl. (John Fletcher/Jake King). Earlier plenty of Sedge Warblers today, also a Kestrel, four Buzzards and two Red Kites. There were masses of Small Red-eyed Damselflies at the Snipe Pool. (Paul Clark).

Daneway Banks     A Green Sandpiper flew N high over The Daneway pub camping ground at 8am calling and another (possibly the same bird) at 9:30am, flying NE also calling. (David Bullock/Jane Sedgeley-Strachan).

Waterhatch     Near the old barns 5+ Swallows around the wires, a Buzzard with a juvenile calling, a Yellowhammer, a Green Woodpecker calling and a party of Long-tailed Tits. (Gill Worthington).

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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