Sunday 8th August 2021

WWT Slimbridge     An immature SPOONBILL from Estuary Tower, feeding in the pill box pool at 7:55am and later on the Rushy. (Martin McGill). At least eight Swifts over the playground. The Spotted Redshank still on the Rushy. A Turnstone, 16 Ringed Plovers, a Sanderling, 100 Dunlins and three Whimbrels with the Curlews from Mid Point. A juvenile Marsh Harrier and four Garganeys from Zeiss hide. (Roberta Goodall/Andy Jayne/Mark Hobson/Paul Masters).

Bourton-on-the-Water     A pair of Whitethroats with a late brood. Hobbies starting to fledge in the Cotswolds today. (photo taken under license). (Richard Tyler).

Whitethroat by Richard Tyler

Hobby by Richard Tyler

Cotswold Water Park East    Two pairs of Red Crested Pochard at Whelford Pools this morning on Pits 111 and 126. (Helen Bojaniwska).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon a Little Ringed Plover, three Dunlins, three Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper, numerous Teal and a Wigeon. (Eric Harris).

Stinchcombe Hill     A first-winter Wheatear this evening. (James Robinson).

Nailsworth     At least 46 Swifts flying S, and a pair still feeding young in a nest, though these may have vacated the nest site this afternoon. Also a male Peregrine hunting over the valley this evening. (Terry Grant). At Ruskin Mill a pair of Little Grebes with two young, three Grey Herons and a Little Egret. At Ozleworth a Red Kite. (Paul Sutton).

Stonehouse     A Little Grebe, c40 House Martins, a Buzzard, a Kingfisher at Skew Bridge and a female Roe deer and two fawns. (Paul Sutton).

Roe Deer and fawns by Paul Sutton

Frampton     A Buzzard from the gate at Splatt Bridge today. (Nigel Young).

Buzzard by Nigel Young

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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