Tuesday 18th August 2020

WWT Slimbridge      The CITRINE WAGTAIL flew over the visitor centre from South Lake direction towards the Rushy at 4:30pm, calling loudly. (James Robinson). From Mid Point at high tide a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, five Knot, 18 Ringed Plovers, seven Dunlins, an adult and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, two Common Sandpipers, 13 Little Egrets, 15 Yellow Wagtails, 45 Linnets and two Wheatears. (Slimbridge Sightings). A GARGANEY showing on and off this morning on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide and also a Spotted Redshank. (Jonathan Bull).

Saul Warth     This morning at high tide eight Turnstones, 12 Avocets, eight Knot, seven Sanderlings, 150+ Ringed Plovers, 50+ Dunlins, 100+ Curlews, three Ruff, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Redshank, two Little Egrets, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Whitethroat, a Chiffchaff, a Yellow Wagtail, 30+ Meadow Pipits, 21 Swallows, 20+ House Martins and a male Wheatear. (MK).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning two Crossbills flew over and a few Swallows heading S. (James Robinson).

Cleeve Hill     This morning five Whinchats, four Wheatears, three Stonechats, two Redstarts, two Tree Pipits over, with a trickle of Swallows going S. (Tom Mabbett). Additionally this afternoon five Spotted Flycatchers. (Greg Lee).

Nailsworth    15 Crossbills heading low S over Barton End this morning, also nine Tree Pipits, a Red Kite and a Siskin. (Francis Steuck). Four juvenile Siskins ringed in the garden at Windsoredge this morning. (Roy Bircher)..

Uckington     Five Swifts over at 7:54pm. (Jeremy Squire).

Cotswolds     Above Whittington a Wheatear and at Chedworth Airfield a Whinchat and family party of five Stonechats. (Duncan Dine).

Cheltenham    This morning at 11:25am three Peregrines circling and calling to each other over Benhall. (David Norman).

Owlpen     Up to 25 Ravens calling and rolling, in duos and trios, using the updraft from the scarp slope E of Owlpen this morning at 10am, occasionally harassing 1-2 Buzzards and a Sparrowhawk. (David Bullock).

Maisemore   At Maisemore Brickpits two Mute Swans, 22 Mallards, a Great Crested Grebe, two Coots, five Swallows, five House Martins and a Chiffchaff. On Court Lake three Mute Swans, two adults and a cygnet, 20 Mallards, three Tufted Ducks and a Willow Warbler. (Mike Smart).

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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