Sunday 30th August 2020

Hardwicke     Four Redstarts including a male near Clarke’s Farm. Also two Willow Warblers, four Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, a Whitethroat, 30 House Sparrows, a Raven and in a horse paddock 14 Pied Wagtails. (Paul Masters).

Coaley     On Coaley church a Peregrine today, it seems to be a regular visitor to the church. Its ring was checked and it was ringed on the 26th May 2011 at Sharpness Docks, it has also been seen in Pembroke in 2016. (Josh Adamms).

Peregrine by Josh Adamms

Saul Warth     Over high tide 5+ Sanderlings. Also two Whinchats, at least seven Yellow Wagtails, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Wheatears and a Hobby. (Paul Rich).

Awre     Between 11am-1pm a Peregrine, a Raven and a female Yellow Wagtail. (John Kennedy).

WWT Slimbridge     The GREAT WHITE EGRET still showing well from Knott hide today. Two Wheatears at Mid Point this morning (Paul Masters). A first-winter Mediterranean Gull on South Lake today. (Ian Stewart).

Mediterranean Gull by Ian Stewart

Great White Egret by Ian Stewart

Purton     This morning five Turnstones flew high S followed by 11 Snipe and two Black-tailed Godwits. Also a Yellow Wagtail and a Swift flew S, a Wheatear and a Willow Warbler grounded. (Francis Steuck).

Whitminster     Four Swifts over this afternoon. (Jeremy Squire).

Frampton pools     Three Whinchats, a Redstart, five Siskins, two Cetti’s Warblers, four Willow Warblers, 41 Chiffchaffs, 11 Blackcaps, nine Whitethroats, eight Meadow Pipits, four Reed Buntings, 12 Linnets, 72 Robins, a Green Sandpiper, a Yellow-legged Gull and 100+ Sand Martins today. (Nick Goatman). At Splatt Bridge a Marsh Harrier and a Greenshank calling. (Dot Jones).

Dursley     A Kingfisher on the River Ewelme between Dursley and Uley this morning, also two Grey Wagtails. (James Robinson).

Barnsley Warren     Three Wheatears and three Redstarts today. (Duncan & Becky Dine).

Chedworth Airfield     A Wheatear, a Stonechat and five Whinchats today. (Duncan & Becky Dine).

Cirencester     Two Little Egrets over the water meadows. 10+ House Martins over the churchyard and two Buzzards over the Queen Anne statue in the Park. (Felicity Cobb).

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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