Monday 17th August 2020

WWT Slimbridge     No sign of the Citrine Wagtail all day today. A Yellowhammer along the Summer Walkway and the Spotted Redshank still on South Lake. (Les Ditchburn). Mid Point over high tide two Turnstones, 47 Ringed Plovers, 73 Curlews, two Common Sandpipers and 13 Little Egrets. (Martin McGill). From Hogarth hide five Green Sandpipers, two Greenshanks and five Ruff. A pair of Common Cranes on South Lake including the unringed bird. Two GARGANEYS still from Zeiss hide. A pair of Little Grebes with two small chicks on the Decoy pool. (Paul Masters/MK). Pic by Nick Truby, Ruff taken 15th, still present today.

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Stinchcombe Hill     A Wheatear and a Swift this morning. (James Robinson). A male Redstart and an adult Spotted Flycatcher feeding a youngster. (Paul Rich).

Rodborough     Two Swifts with c30 House Martins over the garden this morning. (Seb Buckton).

Purton     This morning four Yellow Wagtails, a Tree Pipit, a Grey Wagtail and a Snipe overhead. A Spotted Flycatcher and three Willow Warblers in the bushes. (Francis Steuck).

Sharpness     A Redstart in the bushes at the picnic site this morning. (Andy Jordan). Also a Lesser Whitethroat and a Sedge Warbler. (Geoff Moyser).

Cleeve Hill     Early morning a male and a female Redstart, a Wheatear and a Stonechat. (Duncan Dine/Andy Wiggins).

Edge     Around Rudge Hill NNR this afternoon a Spotted Flycatcher, two adult Green Woodpeckers, two Chiffchaffs, five Chaffinches, two Buzzards and a Kestrel. (John Fletcher).

Frampton pools     Three Arctic Terns over, six Common Terns, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Hobby, a Lesser Whitethroat, seven Willow Warblers, 35 Chiffchaffs and seven Blackcaps today. (Nick Goatman).

Hucclecote     A juvenile Sparrowhawk in the garden this morning and yesterday. (Harold Smith). Pic by Harold.

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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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