Thursday 20th August 2020

Lower Slaughter     A Hobby this morning. (Richard Tyler).

Pic by Richard Tyler

Saul Warth     This morning before high tide 250+ Ringed Plovers, five Turnstones, two Sanderlings, a red Knot, three Black-tailed Godwits, 12 Avocets, 100+ Curlews, a Greenshank and a Little Egret. In the hedges a juvenile Whitethroat, three Redstarts (1m), three Whinchats, a Stonechat and a Yellow Wagtail. (Gordon Hodgson/Mark Dowie/MK).

Berkeley Pill     Six Whinchats, three Wheatears, a Greenshank and a Grasshopper Warbler N of the Pill. (Andy Jordan).

Quedgeley     A Swift S over the garden at 5:15pm. (MK).

Stinchcombe Hill     Three Redstarts (one first winter male in subsong), a Tree Pipit, Yellow and Grey Wagtails, four Spotted Flycatchers, several Whitethroats and five singing Willow Warblers this morning. A Hobby hunting there this evening. (James Robinson).

Leckhampton Hill     Five Crossbills early this morning. Also a male Redstart, a Willow Warbler, two Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, c100 Linnets, c40 Chaffinches, four Greenfinches and a male Sparrowhawk. (Tom Mabbett).

Purton     This morning two Greenshanks and two Common Sandpipers around Tites Point. On the move two Whimbrels and a Knot flew N and Ringed Plover, four Grey Wagtails, a Yellow Wagtail and a Tree Pipit flew S. (Francis Steuck).

Lydney Docks & New Grounds     This morning between 9-11am at least 20 Wheatears, six Common Sandpipers, two Whinchats and a Swift. (Frank Williams).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Five Wheatears,two Green Sandpipers, 25 Lapwings and c40 Yellow Wagtails around the cattle and a Hobby. (Ian Hull).

Ashleworth Ham     Five Grey Herons, 11 Canada Geese and a Greylag from the viewing screen. (Martin Russell).

Tresham     Early evening a hunting Hobby, a Red Kite and a Sparrowhawk. (Paul Rich).

Frampton pools     A juvenile Cuckoo, a Hobby, 20+ Sand Martins, four Willow Warblers, 24 Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap and eight Little Egrets today. (Nick Goatman).

Nailsworth     At Dunkirk Mill ponds this afternoon two juvenile Dippers, a Kingfisher, a Little Egret, a Grey Heron, five Mallards and two Moorhens. (John Fletcher).

Pic by John Fletcher

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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