Saturday 15th August 2020

WWT Slimbridge     A first-winter CITRINE WAGTAIL from mid-morning until 5pm at least showing on and off from Hogarth hide although missing for 2 hours this afternoon. This is the first record for Gloucestershire. (Paul Masters/Ian Stewart/Nick Truby). Early access Sunday 16th August for members only. Escorted visits leaving the car park at 8am and 9am, numbers limited on first come basis. Membership card must be presented. Admission after 9:30am by pre-booked ticket only as there is a limited walk-in capacity.

Pics by Ian.

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Pic by Paul.

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Also here a Wood Sandpiper, a Greenshank, four Green Sandpipers and four Ruff. Two GARGANEYS from Zeiss hide. Pics by Mike.

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Coombe Hill Meadows     Two families of Sedge Warblers, two Green Sandpipers from the Grundon hide as was 26 Mallard and a Mute Swan, two Little Egrets and five Grey Herons. Also along the canal a Southern Hawker. (Alan McIlquham).

Sharpness     Two Whinchats this evening S of the picnic site. (Andy Jordan).

Stonehouse     A Dipper on the River Frome, near Bonds Mill today. (Paul Sutton).

Blockley     A first-winter winter Wheatear on the barn roof at Pasture Farm this afternoon. (Sue Harrison). Pic by Sue.

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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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