Sunday 23rd August 2020

Lydney harbour     This morning a Black-tailed Godwit, a Knot, seven Grey Plovers flew upriver, two Little Egrets, several Siskins and a Tree Pipit flew SW downriver and a wrecked GANNET on the Berkeley side of the Severn. (Dan Watson).

Gannet by Paul Taylor

Frampton     On the Sailing Lake early morning two Common Terns, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, 69+ Mute Swans, 112+ Coots, a Kingfisher, three juvenile Pied Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail. (MK). Later birds included four Whinchats, three Redstarts, two Spotted Flycatchers, three Yellow Wagtails, a Cetti’s Warbler, seven Whitethroats, a Reed Warbler, five Willow Warblers, 53 Chiffchaffs, 24 Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler, three Swifts, a Hobby and a Green Sandpiper. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth     Two Egyptian Geese flew S towards WWT, 30+ Shelducks, two Greenshanks, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, eight Ringed Plovers, 40+ Curlews, a Little Owl, 20+ Meadow Pipits, a Yellow Wagtail, three Lesser Whitethroats, a Whitethroat, 1+ Chiffchaffs, male and female Blackcap and a pair of Ravens. (MK). This afternoon a Hobby, three Whinchats, a Redstart and a Green Sandpiper feeding on the pools left by the high tide. (Gordon Hodgson).

Purton     A Curlew Sandpiper flew low S at 7:18am. (Francis Steuck).

WWT Slimbridge     A juvenile BLACK TERN still on South Lake and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull. A Little Egret on the Rushy. A Buzzard from Stephen Kirk hide. A Goldfinch feeding young and a Kingfisher from Knott hide. Along the Summer Walkway near the Pill Box three Wheatears and a Whinchat. A juvenile Arctic Tern from Mid Point. On the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide birds included a Curlew Sandpiper, a Turnstone, four Garganeys, an adult Avocet and three young, a Green Sandpiper and 12 Ruff. The Spotted Redshank on the Tack Piece today. (Martin McGill/Paul Cousins/Paul Masters/Mark Dowie/Jonathan Bull).

Kingfisher by Paul Cousins

Wheatear by Paul Cousins

Tewkesbury     The GREAT WHITE EGRET was on the Glos side of the Avon near the sailing club again this morning. (Sarah Loaring).

Sharpness     A Spotted Flycatcher and a Redstart between the dock and SARA along the riverside path this morning. (Andy Jordan).

Cleeve Hill    At least five Redstarts, three Wheatears, a Tree Pipit over, a Spotted Flycatcher, six Wheatears, a Marsh Tit, three Kestrels, a Sparrowhawk, two Ravens, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a family of Bullfinches, two Yellowhammers and a Grey Partridge flushed at the gate to West Down. (Tom Mabbett/Steve Brown). 

Whittington     At Arle Grove GWT a Spotted Flycatcher, two Marsh Tits, a Bullfinch, two Nuthatches, a Goldcrest and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Steve Brown).

Dursley    An adult Cuckoo and a Hobby E of Dursley between Uley Road and Whiteway this morning. (James Robinson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     At lunchtime a Green Sandpiper, two Wheatears and six Yellow Wagtails. (Les Ditchburn).

Guscar Rocks     At high tide this morning, three Grey Herons, a Cormorant, a Buzzard, 13 Ringed Plovers, 80 Curlews, two Common Sandpipers, 180 Black-headed Gulls, ten Shelducks, eight Collared Doves, a Stock Dove, nine Swallows, a female Reed Bunting, four Wheatears and a Spotted Flycatcher. (Iain Crawford).

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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