Tuesday 3rd August 2021

WWT Slimbridge     A Curlew Sandpiper with Dunlin from Zeiss hide today. (Nigel Tucker).

Gloucester     A Ring-necked Parakeet flew across Robinswood Hill CP towards St, Barnabas at 2pm (possibly yesterday’s Westgate bird). 40+ Swifts over Tuffley this evening hawking ants at 5:30pm, then several more groups of 5 or 6 before 7pm. (Ian Elphick).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Today a Golden Plover in heavy moult, a Dunlin, three Green Sandpipers, two Greenshanks, 40+ Lapwings, up to nine Snipe, a Wood Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper, a Peregrine, a Hobby, two Grey Herons, 3+ Teal, a Mallard with six well-grown young and five Whinchats. Beware of the Hornets nest in the Grundon hide. (John Harvey/Graham Smith/Nigel Young/Ian Hull/Colin Greenfield).

Green Sandpiper by Nigel Young

Chavenage Lane/Calcot area     450+ Swifts S between 11am and 1:15pm, 25+ Whitethroats along one hedge, 5+ Willow Warblers, 4+ Chiffchaffs, four Stonechats, a Spotted Flycatcher and a Red Kite. Also four Common Lizards basking in the sun. (Terry Grant).

Hawling     An early passage Wheatear at Southdown Farm this morning at SP058223. (Harvey Sherwood).

Tresham     Early evening a QUAIL calling again. Also a Yellow Wagtail and a Corn Bunting. (Paul Rich).

Frampton    At the pools a Garden Warbler, a young Reed Warbler, a Whitethroat, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Blackcap. On the Sailing Lake an adult Yellow-legged Gull and seven Common Terns. (Nick Goatman). This morning at 10:10am four Curlews over Court Lake field heading towards the Severn estuary. (Tanya Allen).

Bourton-on-the-Water     Around Field Barn Park Camping site today at SP1619 a QUAIL calling between 6-7am, a Grey Partridge, three Red-legged Partridges, two Marsh Tits, 16 Swallows, 11 Linnets, 24+ Goldfinches, five Greenfinches, a Willow Warbler, two Yellowhammers, three Chaffinches, a Grey Wagtail, two Stock Doves, three Buzzards, a Red Kite, two Ravens, two Great Crested Grebes, a Grey Heron, two Gadwalls, two Cormorants, two Tufted Ducks and four Mallards. (John Fletcher).

Forest of Dean     At Woorgreens several male Southern Hawkers holding territory around the lake. (Roger Wasley).

Southern Hawker by Roger Wasley

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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