Friday 4th September 2020

Cotswold Water Park East     At 10:45am a GLOSSY IBIS flew from the SE over Pit 126 then Pit 125, then it circled around and disappeared back to the SE. Not found on Pi 127, but could have gone to Pit 114. (John Durell). Three Wigeon on Pit 127. (Duncan Dine).

Staverton     A MERLIN over the airfield this evening. (Gord Avery).

WWT Slimbridge     An extreme leucistic or albino Great Black-backed Gull on the Dumbles today. Certainly a potential for mis-ID as Glaucous/Iceland in the future. (Scott Petrek/Tim Jukes). It was also off of Lydney Sands at 8am. (Andy Jayne). A Spotted Redshank and two CATTLE EGRETS from Zeiss hide. (Roy Kinchin). A GREAT WHITE EGRET from Knott hide on the Pillbox Pool. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Leucistic/albino Great Black-backed Gull by Tim Jukes

Leucistic/albino Great Black-backed Gull by Scott Petrek

Saul Warth     At high tide this morning 86 Curlews, two Knot, a Bar-tailed Godwit, a Greenshank, an Oystercatcher, 13 Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, three Whinchats, a tree-perching Wheatear, 20+ Meadow Pipits, a Yellow Wagtail, three Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Swallows, a female Stonechat, Great Spotted and Green Woodpecker, three Buzzards, a Kestrel and a Little Grebe on Saul Lodge pond. (MK).

Whitethroat by Mike King

Kestrel by Mike King

Nailsworth     VisMig this morning included five Goosanders, 240 Swallows and 35 Siskins S. (Francis Steuck).

Forest of Dean     Two Swifts high W over the garden in Littledean this morning. (Dan Watson). A Tawny Owl calling at 4:30am in Mitcheldean. (Chris Keeling).

Daglingworth     At least five Whinchats, three Stonechats and two Wheatears this afternoon. (Andrew Morrison).

Guscar Rocks     At this morning’s high tide two Wigeon, two Mallards, five Grey Herons, 75 Black-headed Gulls, an Oystercatcher, 31 Ringed Plovers, 10+ Dunlins, 520 Curlews, a Common Sandpiper, five Swallows, two Yellow Wagtails, two Wheatears, 1+ Chiffchaff, 35 Carrion Crows and two Jackdaws. (Mike Smart).

Stroud    At Lodgemore Mill pond five Little Egrets, a Kingfisher, a Grey Heron, eight female Tufted Ducks and a Sparrowhawk circling overhead. (Josh Adamms).

Little Egret by Josh Adamms

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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