Friday 21st August 2020

Saul Warth     At the top of the tide this morning at 10am a SHAG on the river, trying hard to go back down against the wind. At high tide on the last bit of exposed mud 20+ Curlews, 10+ Knot, eight Black-tailed Godwits, six Redshanks and a Bar-tailed Godwit. Also 42 Shelducks, a Teal, a Cormorant, two Little Egrets and a Yellow Wagtail. (MK).

Video grab by Mike

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide on the top of the tide two CURLEW SANDPIPERS, 190 Ringed Plovers, 45 Dunlins, five Knot, three Sanderlings, two Turnstones, 19 Redshanks and 15 Ruff. Also four Avocets, 11 Black-tailed Godwits and three Green Sandpipers and four GARGANEYS. (Ian Hull). From Mid Point a Wheatear and at least five Whimbrels. (Jonathan Bull).

Bishops Cleeve     A Green Woodpecker in the cemetery today. (Alan McIlquham).

Pic by Alan McIlquham

The Leigh     A  juvenile Green Woodpecker on the lawn today during high winds. (Deb & David O’Sullivan).

Pic by Deb & David O’Sullivan

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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