Friday 18th September 2020

WWT Slimbridge     The LESSER YELLOWLEGS on show for most of the day showing from South Lake, then the Zeiss hide, then the Rushy and finally back on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide. (Scott Petrek et al). 12+ Curlew Sandpipers on South Lake. (Tim Jukes). Also a Whinchat and a Marsh Harrier at Mid Point early afternoon. (Les Ditchburn).

Lesser Yellowlegs by Mike King

Lesser Yellowlegs by Mike King

Lesser Yellowlegs by Mike King

Nailsworth     Two Hobbies flying S this morning. This afternoon a ringtail HEN HARRIER successfully hunting over fields on the Chavenage road, just off the A46 (ST84 95). The bird aggressively attacked a Buzzard, a Crow and a Kestrel. It was last seen shortly before 5pm hunting over grass fields on the opposite side of the road to the farm buildings. (Terry Grant/Roy Bircher).

Hen Harrier by Terry Grant

Hen Harrier by Terry Grant

Hen Harrier by Terry Grant

Saul Warth     This morning 172 Dunlins, ten Knot, 15 Ringed Plovers, five Bar-tailed Godwits and five Grey Plovers on the river. On the Warth a Wheatear, a Yellow Wagtail, two Stonechats and two Lesser Redpolls. (Gordon Hodgson).

Frampton     A Ruff and ten Teal on the flashes N of Splatt Bridge viewed from the towpath. (Gordon Hodgson).

Netheridge Farm     Two Green Sandpipers over the Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).

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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