Saturday 5th September 2020

Tewkesbury     The GREAT WHITE EGRET this morning along the River Avon near the Sailing Club. (Sarah Loaring).

Saul Warth     At high tide this morning 80+ Curlews, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Dunlins, three Sanderlings, two Common Sandpipers, six Pintails, a GREAT WHITE EGRET flew towards at Slimbridge, seven Little Egrets, 30+ Meadow Pipits, a Yellow Wagtail, a Siskin heard and six Swallows. Also Migrant Hawkers. (MK).

Pintails by Mike King

Migrant Hawker by Mike King

Cam     Early morning at Ashmead and Cam Peak, a Crossbill, 20+Siskins, a Little Owl, a Kestrel, two Buzzards, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Nuthatch numerous Meadow Pipits, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and an influx of Coal Tits and Goldcrests in the area. (Neil Smart).

Colesbourne     A Hobby disputing the airspace with a Goshawk and then with two Ravens today. (Andy Lewis).

Calcot Manor     Three Stonechats today. (Terry Grant).

Chapman Cross     Seven Whinchats and a Stonechat today. (Terry Grant).

WWT Slimbridge     A CATTLE EGRET from Zeiss hide and the leucistic/albino Great Black-backed Gull on the Dumbles again. (Dot Jones). The GREY SEAL seen briefly on the river again. (Helen Bojaniwska).

Lydney    10+ Yellow Wagtails in with Cattle W along the sea wall from the harbour. Also a few Siskins, Meadow Pipits and a Common Sandpipers. (Dan Watson).

Guscar Rocks     Two Canada Geese, two Teal, 12 Mallards, four Grey Herons, 19 Ringed Plovers, 14 Dunlins, a Redshank, c120 Curlews at Guscar another 300 on the edge of Aylburton Warth among them 15 colour-ringed birds, a Common Sandpiper, 100 Black-headed Gulls, two SANDWICH TERNS (heard flying past, then landed briefly among the Curlews), 5+ Skylarks, 5+ Meadow Pipits, 20+ Swallows, 2+ Yellow Wagtails and 10+ Pied Wagtails. (Mike Smart).

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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