Tuesday 1st September 2020

Gloucester     A MELODIOUS WARBLER reported in St Lawrence Churchyard, Barnwood at 8am, in the area of large oak trees backing onto Barnwood Avenue, seen briefly on and off for 10 minutes. (Rob Crofton). No sign in subsequent searches or in the (busy) Arboretum across the road.

Lydney     12 Curlew Sandpipers on the harbour shoreline this evening. (Mike Ingleby).

Nailsworth     A Swift this evening over Windsoredge rushing south at 6:15pm with a House Martin. (Roy Bircher).

Forest of Dean     A Dipper, a Grey Wagtail and a Little Grebe at noon at the Stoneworks at Cannop Ponds. (Bettie Sloane).

Dursley     A flock of 14 Ravens over Ganzell Woods, drifting N. (Geoff Moyser).

WWT Slimbridge     The GREAT WHITE EGRET from Knott hide again today. (Magnus Carter).

Awre     This morning a Little Owl, two Yellow Wagtails, a Kingfisher, 30 Swallows and 20 House Martins. (David Smith).

Winchcombe      A group of about six Spotted Flycatchers at Langley Hill this afternoon. (Phil Cull).

Ashleworth Ham     On the CES ringing session this morning a first-year male Kingfisher and a first-year female Redstart ringed. Also two Snipe over the Reserve and up to 12 Small Coppers seen. (Gordon Avery/Mervyn Greening).

Cleeve Hill     From the Bill Smylie and Mast reserves today a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a juvenile Kestrel, Buzzards, a Yellowhammer, Ravens and a Marsh Tit. Other sightings included Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Chalk Hill Blue, Meadow Brown, Large and Small White and Small Heath butterflies, Silver Y Moths and Common Lizards. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Common Lizard by Phil Andrews

Hucclecote     A pair of Buzzards circling over the garden mobbed by a gull. (Harold Smith).

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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