Tuesday 25th August 2020

WWT Slimbridge     Seven ARCTIC SKUAS, five dark and two pale phase, off of Mid Point this morning at 7:30am. They eventually all flew down channel toward Purton. Also 30 Common Terns moved through. (Martin McGill).

Awre   At 11:45am four ARCTIC SKUAS and a juvenile Arctic Tern flying down river, and a GREAT SKUA and six Commic Terns went up river. At 12:30pm we had four ARCTIC SKUAS going down river, possibly different. Also four Swifts and two Bar-tailed Godwits in flight with a flock of Curlews. (John & Viv Phillips). A LITTLE TERN off of Awre at 4:30pm. (@bryony6192 per Lewis Thomson).

Saul Warth     This morning three Crossbills grounded in a hedge at 9:15am, tried to fly S but got swept towards the pools. A Wood Sandpiper flew in for a bath on one of the newly formed pools at 9:30am then flew off N calling. Also a Little Egret, a Bar-tailed Godwit, three Black-tailed Godwits, 20 Ringed Plovers, 60+ Curlews, six distant Knot including a red adult, 2+ Meadow Pipits and three Yellow Wagtails. (MK). 

Wood Sandpiper by Mike King

Lydney Harbour     At lunchtime a Common Sandpiper, a Peregrine and a Swift. (Dan Watson).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake this evening two adult KITTIWAKES, 100+ Sand Martins, 20+ Swallows, a Hobby, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Kingfisher, four Cormorants, 132 Coots, a Grey Wagtail, six Pied Wagtails, 500+ Common Gulls and 1000+ Black-headed Gulls through. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Green Sandpipers, a juvenile Greenshank and two Wheatears this evening. (Jeremy Squire).

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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