Monday 16th August 2021

Saul Warth     Eight Kestrels between the Warth and Splatt Bridge this afternoon. Also a Hobby, four Buzzards, a Peregrine, two Green Sandpipers, two Yellow Wagtails and an immature SPOONBILL flew towards the Sailing Lake. (Gordon Hodgson).

WWT Slimbridge     A Wood Sandpiper on South Lake, a Great White Egret and a Spotted Redshank on the Rushy and a Migrant Hawker on the South Finger Reedbed Walk. (Paul Masters/Martin Price/Ian Hull). A Common Tern on South Lake), a Wigeon from Kingfisher hide and a Green Sandpipers on the Rushy. (Martin Price).

Purton     At 6:15pm 17 Black-tailed Godwits, two Curlews, a pair of Ravens, a Grey Heron, a Kestrel and lots of Swallows along the shoreline. (Mike Davis).

Bisley    A family party of four Spotted Flycatchers at Rough Banks BC Reserve this afternoon. (Duncan Dine). This evening at Bisley 14. Swallows, four House Martins, two. Linnets and a dog Fox hunting. (John Fletcher).

Spotted Flycatcher by Duncan Dine

Cleeve Hill     This morning a Hobby through, Whitethroats, Chiffchaffs, a Redstart, Stonechats and two Wheatears by the trig point. (Duncan Dine/Andy Wiggins).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Kestrel hunting amongst the hay today. (Nigel Young).

Kestrel by Nigel Young

Stanley Downton     A pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Buzzard, a Grey Heron, a male Kestrel, 15 Swallows, c20 House Martins, 40+ Goldfinches, a smaller flock of House Sparrows and a couple of Greenfinches and Chaffinches. (Paul Sutton).

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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