Thursday 17th September 2020

WWT Slimbridge     A LESSER YELLOWLEGS on South Lake at 9:30am then flew off. It returned to South Lake at 10:10am and was there but elusive until it flew off high N at 11:25am. It was relocated on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide at 3:20pm and remained until late afternoon at least. This is the 4th record for Gloucestershire. (Scott Petrek). Also a SPOONBILL from Zeiss today.

Lesser Yellowlegs by Roberta Goodall

Lesser Yellowlegs by Roberta Goodall (Video Grab)

Frampton     Around the pools this evening a juvenile Garganey, two GREAT WHITE EGRETS, two Green Sandpipers and two Kingfishers. (Nick Goatman). This morning a GREAT WHITE EGRET at Splatt Bridge and seven Lesser Redpolls over. (Gordon Hodgson).  12 Lapwings at Splatt Bridge at 5:45pm. (Pete Dallow).

Saul Warth     At high tide this morning on the river two juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, two Knot, a Ruff, five Bar-tailed Godwits, 35+ Curlews, three Little Egrets, a Pintail and a Teal. Around the Warth three Stonechats, one male, a Lesser Whitethroat, four Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps, 10+ Swallows and 20+ Meadow Pipits. (MK).

Nailsworth     Three, possibly four Hobbies making a lightning attack on a small party of House Martins at 7:40am. The Hobbies then rapidly flew S. (Terry Grant). A possible Great White Egret seen briefly on the flood ponds from the cycle path at 3pm. (Paul Sutton).

Calcot Manor     Five Stonechats and two Whinchats today. (Terry Grant).

Lydney    Late this afternoon around low tide two Bar-headed Geese in the outflow from  the Harbour. (Mike Ingleby).

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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