Sunday 9th August 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     A LITTLE TERN remained on Pit 41 for it’s second day, most unusual for this species. Also 10+ Common Terns, nine Great Crested Grebes, three Little Grebes, a Kingfisher and three Little Egrets. (Mark Hobson/MK). Pics by Mark Dowie.

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WWT Slimbridge    A Greenshank flew over the Big Pen calling. A summer plumaged Grey Plover on the river early morning and a Wheatear on the Dumbles. A Knot, an adult and a juvenile GARGANEY, three Snipe, three Green Sandpipers, ten Dunlins and the Avocet pair with three chicks on the Top New Piece. (Roberta Goodall). A GREAT WHITE EGRET flew N over the car park and a Marsh Harrier flew over the Tack Piece. (John Budd). Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper from Robbie Garnett hide. A Spotted Redshank, 14 Ruffs, 48 Redshanks, two juvenile Little Ringed Plovers and 250 Black-tailed Godwits on South Lake. (Mike Davis).

The Camp, Stroud     At Roughbanks BC Reserve a contact calling Redstart and a family party of Spotted Flycatchers today. (Duncan Dine).

Forest of Dean    At Crabtree Hill this morning a male and a female Stonechat. (Terry Stevenson).

Sharpness     A Wheatear S of the picnic site today. (Andy Jordan).

West Gloucestershire     Two male Common Hawkers and a male Southern Hawker  holding territory W of the River Severn. Exact location undisclosed due to trampling of habitat. (Roger Wasley). Pic by Roger.

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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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