Monday 24th August 2020

WWT Slimbridge    At Mid Point at late morning an OSPREY flew S high up at 11:25am. Also ten Little Egrets, a Bar-tailed Godwit, ten Black-tailed Godwits, an Avocet, two Curlew Sandpipers, 50+ Ringed Plovers, two Dunlins, 186 Curlews, a Redshank, two Common Sandpipers and a Wheatear. The GREAT WHITE EGRET showed well from Knott hide for at least 3 hours. Two Green Sandpipers on the Tack Piece and another on the Rushy and a pair of Egyptian Geese on South Lake. (MK/Dave Creber). Additionally in the high tide roost at Zeiss hide 11 Ruff, 15 Ringed Plovers, 12 Knot, 16 Redshanks, 231 Black-tailed Godwit, four Avocets, two Green Sandpipers, a Snipe, two Sanderlings, a Curlew Sandpiper, a Turnstone and nine Dunlin. (Ian Hull). On South Lake this afternoon a Wood Sandpiper and a Spotted Redshank from the hide and also from Hogarth. (Les Ditchburn). Also a singing Cetti’s Warbler from Knott hide. A WATER SHREW this afternoon at the second dragonfly pool. (Peter Rodgers).

Osprey by Mike King

Great White Egret by Mike King

Wood Sandpiper by Peter Rodgers

Water Shrew by Peter Rodgers

Stinchcombe Hill     Two Redstarts this morning. A Tree Pipit over S this evening. (James Robinson).

Dursley     A Goshawk over Sainsbury’s at 5:35pm heading W. (James Robinson).

Frampton pools     The adult Yellow-legged Gull still and a Hobby over the Sailing Lake. (Jonathan Bull).

Guscar Rocks     During the WeBS count today birds included six Grey Herons, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, nine Ringed Plovers, a Dunlin, a Knot and 89 Curlews. (Mike Smart/Barrie Mills).

Aylburton Warth    During the WeBS count today birds included a Redshank, four Common Sandpipers, 372 Curlews, three Yellow Wagtails and ten Meadow Pipits. (Mike Smart/Barrie Mills).

Lydney New Grounds     During the WeBS count today birds included six Cormorants, a Mute Swan on the river, 13 Wheatears, 4+ Meadow Pipits, two Skylarks, a Sparrowhawk, 129 Curlews, three Common Sandpipers, two Grey Herons and two Swallows. (Barrie Mills).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Wheatears and a Little Egret this evening. (Alan McIlquham).

Cam Long Down     A Wheatear, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Willow Warbler, Chiffchaffs and a calling Little Owl. (Terry Fenton).

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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