Sunday 1st August 2021

Clapton-on-the-Hill     This afternoon a QUAIL calling in a field just off the footpath between Farmington and Clapton at SP15591701. (Martine Fenn).

Tresham     Late afternoon a QUAIL calling and 20+ Swifts heading SW. (Paul Rich).

Bourton-on-the-Water    At Bourton Pits a recently fledged Spotted Flycatcher, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Great White Egret. (Richard Tyler).

Spotted Flycatcher by Richard Tyler

Nailsworth     185+ Swifts flew S between 8:25-9:05am this morning. 58 Swifts moving S between 8:20-8:40am. This evening 1800+ Common Gulls flying to roost on the river. A pair of Swifts still feeding young. (Terry Grant).

Chavenage Lane & Calcot area     60+ Swifts flying S at 11am, two Stonechats and a Spotted Flycatcher feeding a youngster. (Terry Grant).

Spotted Flycatchers by Terry Grant

Kempley    Four Red Kites and four Buzzards circling over newly cut grass fields by Kempley Court and St Mary’s church at 5pm. (Steve Watts).

WWT Slimbridge     At Mid Point this afternoon a Peregrine took a pigeon, two Sanderlings, two Ringed Plovers, seven Dunlins, 13 Avocets, 40 Curlews, an Oystercatcher and a Yellow Wagtail over. (Mark Hobson).

Slad    At Swift’s Hill near Slad this afternoon a female Redstart. (Duncan Dine).

Redstart by Duncan Dine

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon five Little Egrets, four Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper, a Wood Sandpiper, two juvenile Little Ringed Plovers, a Black-tailed Godwit and a male Sparrowhawk. (Les Ditchburn).

Tuffley     A Hobby over flycatching with the gulls, heading S this evening. (Mark Hobson).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 132 this afternoon a Wood Sandpiper, a Greenshank, a Dunlin, four Ringed Plovers, two Common Sandpipers and five Green Sandpipers. (Rich Hearn).

Frampton pools     This evening two Garden Warbler, three adult and three juvenile Lesser Whitethroats, four Whitethroats, two Yellow Wagtails, two Hobbies, 17 Sand Martins, five Swallows, six Common Terns and an adult Yellow-legged Gull on the floating shed. (Nick Goatman).

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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