Thursday 10th September 2020

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning birds included a Grey Wagtail over, two Spotted Flycatchers by the 12th tee, 50 Pied Wagtails, ten Chiffchaffs and a Marsh Tit singing. This evening a Goshawk floating over towards Dursley. (James Robinson).

Frampton     A Kingfisher and a Yellow-legged Gull on the Sailing Lake this morning. (Les Ditchburn). Early morning the GREAT WHITE EGRET on the pond on Rosamund’s Green by the Three Horseshoes until 9am at least. (Phil Cull).

Saul Warth     Two Lesser Whitethroats, a Whitethroat, two Blackcaps, ten Chiffchaffs, 3+ Nuthatches, a Coal Tit, a Hobby, a Kestrel, 10+ Swallows, 20+ Meadow Pipits, three Little Egrets and four Bar-tailed Godwits still with the Curlews. Also three Small Coppers. (MK). On the river two GREAT WHITE EGRETS, one later on Saul Lodge pond. (Mike Ingleby/Ken Heron/Jenny Jones/Les Ditchburn).

WWT Slimbridge     A CATTLE EGRET, a Curlew Sandpiper and a Spotted Redshank on South Lake today. (Roberta Goodall).

Stroud     A Dipper and a Grey Wagtail at Frome Banks N.R. at lunchtime. (Richard Williams/Simon Ashley).

Nailsworth     Birds over Barton End early morning included 90 Siskins and a Red Kite. (Francis Steuck).

Tutshill/Lancaut     An immature Peregrine on cliffs opposite Chepstow this afternoon. Seven Common Sandpiper on the bend around Lancaut and five Little Egrets and several Grey Herons N of there. (Mike Moxon).

Forest of Dean     Four Little Grebes and a female Mandarin at Cannop Upper Pond today. (Chris Keeling).

Cleeve Hill     A male Redstart this afternoon at the Bill Smyllie Butterfly Reserve. (Duncan Dine).

Maisemore     Either side of Church Road, along the lake to the weir this afternoon three Whinchats, two Stonechats, a Willow Warbler, 25+ Goldfinches, a Spotted Flycatcher, two Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, three Red-legged Partridges, eight Long-tailed Tits, two Cormorants, 31 Mallards, six Moorhens, four Tufted Ducks and nine Mute Swans. (John Fletcher).

Whinchat by John Fletcher

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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