Sunday 16th August 2020

Citrine Wagtail by Martin McGill

WWT Slimbridge     The first-winter CITRINE WAGTAIL was still present today and seen well away from public areas on the Bottom New Piece late morning for a few minutes. (Martin McGill). It was also seen in flight briefly from Kingfisher hide. (Ken Heron). Also today seven GARGANEYS on the Top New Piece, five Knot, three Turnstones, 2+ Sanderlings, 45+ Dunlins, 84 Ringed Plovers, a Whimbrel, four Grey Plovers and an adult Mediterranean Gull from Mid Point and the GREAT WHITE EGRET in the new paleo channel by the Goose house. (Slimbridge Sightings). From Knott Hide a female Blackcap, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Whitethroat, a Chiffchaff, Willow Warblers, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers, a Cetti’s Warbler heard and a Sparrowhawk flew by. Three mobile Greenshanks around the grounds. (Paul Cousins). Pics by Paul.

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Awre     This morning two Green Sandpipers on the foreshore, six Common Sandpipers, a preening Barn Owl, 12 Swifts, ten Reed Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Redstart, a Yellow Wagtail and 3+ Tree Pipits lingering in the area. (Andy Jayne).

Sharpness     A Whinchats still this morning S of the picnic site. Also four Wheatears, 1-2 Garden Warblers and Sedge Warblers and three Willow Warblers. (Andy Jordan).

Stinchcombe Hill      Two Tree Pipits over this morning. (James Robinson).

Selsley    Three Wheatears in the fog on the Common this morning and a Crossbill over the village. (Richard Hearn).

Forest of Dean     In Russells enclosure today a late Tree Pipit in full song and display, a juvenile female Sparrowhawk, a juvenile Buzzard, 20 Crossbills. a Green Woodpecker, a pair of Ravens and a Stonechat. (Robin Husbands).

Frampton     A Hobby tracking Swallows and House Martins over Stables Cafe by the canal at noon. (Alan Jones).

Saul Warth     On the river off of the Warth this morning a Greenshank, a Redshank, 12 Avocets, 205 mixed Dunlins/Ringed Plovers very distantly, two Turnstones, three Common Terns and a Peregrine. (Gordon Hodgson).

Berkeley shore     This morning was a singing Cetti’s Warbler, very scarce here, also a Whimbrel, six Common Sandpipers, four Wheatears and two Yellow Wagtails. (Paul Taylor).

Purton     This morning a Spotted Flycatcher, two Garden Warblers and four Willow Warblers. (Francis Steuck).

Frampton pools    An adult Yellow-legged Gull, three Common Terns, a Hobby, a Marsh Harrier, a Jay, 12 Barnacle Geese, 35 Chiffchaffs, 33 Blackcaps, five Willow Warblers, three Whitethroats, a Yellow Wagtail, 20+ Sand Martins, 50+ House Martins, a Swift, 160 Mute Swans and 380 Greylags on stubble. (Nick Goatman/Jonathan Bull).

Daglingworth     A pair of Redstarts this morning. (Andrew Morrison).

Stonehouse     At 11:30pm a Tawny Owl heard calling in the Bridgend/Downton Road area, near the canal. Earlier in fields at Stanley Downton, a Buzzard and another calling nearby. A juvenile Green Woodpecker flew across between the rivers and another calling nearby. (Paul Sutton).

Cirencester    Two Little Egrets and a Grey Heron on Bathurst lake at Cirencester Park today. (Felicity Cobb).

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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