Tuesday 10th August 2021

WWT Slimbridge    The immature SPOONBILL still around the Trust today, mainly on the Rushy. Also the Spotted Redshank still. (Mark Dowie/Jonathan Bull/Terry Stevenson).

Frampton    This afternoon from Splatt Bridge three Little Egrets, a Kestrel, a Common Tern, three Stock Doves and 6+ Swallows. At the Sailing Lake another Common Tern, 30+ Sand Martins, an adult Cetti’s Warbler feeding a juvenile, two Blackcaps and Small Red-eyed Damselflies. (MK).

Blackcap by Mike King

Small Red-eyed Damselflies by Mike King

Awre     Ten Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper and a Grey Seal at midday. (Andy Jayne).

Nailsworth    32 Swifts S between 8:15-9:05am. Another 113 Swifts flew S  between 5:45-6:25pm. (Terry Grant). Four juvenile Siskins ringed in the garden this morning. (Roy Bircher).

Calcot     Four Spotted Flycatchers and a Stonechat today. (Terry Grant).

Spotted Flycatcher by Terry Grant

Upton St Leonards    An adult male Goshawk chasing a Buzzard beside the M5 just by Upton St Leonards. (Gareth Jones).

Cleeve Hill     This morning a Corn Bunting, a Tree Pipit, a Skylark, a juvenile Whitethroat and lots of Linnets. (Jeremy Holland).

Edge     At Rudge Hill a pair of Ravens, a Kestrel and a Small Blue butterfly this morning. (Simon Hart).

Stroud     A Raven at Beeches Green regularly perching in very tall conifers there. (Martin Brown).

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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