Tuesday 11th August 2020

Frampton     An OSPREY flew N over the village this morning. (Gordon Kirk). Reportedly seen fishing by a fisherman on the Blue Pool at the the top end of the Sailing Lake at 6:45pm. (per Nick Goatman). Around the pools a Greenshank, two Common Sandpipers, four Common Terns, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Kingfisher, six Gadwalls and nine Tufted Ducks with 17 ducklings. (Nick Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     A juvenile Wood Sandpiper best viewed from Hogarth hide, the Spotted Redshank still and six GARGANEYS from Zeiss hide. (Slimbridge Sightings). Pic by Mike.

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Stinchcombe Hill      A Tree Pipit, a Wheatear, a Hobby and two Crossbills this morning and later another 11 Crossbills flew E. (James Robinson).

Saul Warth     A Wheatear and 14 Avocets at Hock Ditch this morning. (Martin Greenish).

Cam    Two parties of Swifts c20 in total heading S over Everlands at 5pm. (Magnus Carter).

Gloucester     At Over canal today a Mandarin, a Garden Warbler, three Lesser Whitethroats, a Spotted Flycatcher, two Redstarts, plus 11 species of Odonata including Brown, Migrant and Southern Hawker and White-legged and Small Red-eyed Damselflies. (Andy Jayne).

Cleeve Hill     At the Butterfly reserve today Ravens, Buzzards, Swallows, a pair of Kestrels, Linnets and Yellowhammers. Other sightings included Chalk Hill Blue, Small Blue, Common Blue, Green-veined White, Small and Large White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Copper, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brown Argus, Marbled White, Wall (pic) and Brimstone butterflies and a Silver Y moth. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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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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