Tuesday 17th August 2021

WWT Slimbridge     The SPOONBILL from Stephen Kirk hide. The Spotted Redshank and the Wood Sandpiper still on South Lake. A Red Kite over the Big Pen. A Great White Egret on the Tack Piece. (Jonathan Bull).

Sharpness    A Marsh Harrier through N this afternoon. Also two Wheatears. A Spotted Flycatcher on Sunday. (Andy Jordan).

Saul Warth     A Redstart today and still five Kestrels at Splatt Bridge. (Gordon Hodgson).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Three immature Mute Swans, 11 Teal, 10+ Mallards, three Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, a Buzzard, two pairs of Coot with young on the canal, 5+ Moorhens, 55 Lapwings, a Snipe, six late Swifts, 10+ Swallows, a few young Chiffchaffs and Whitethroats calling in the hedges, 100+ Jackdaws and ten Linnets. (Mike Smart).

Alvington    Three Red Kites circling together over Clanna Country Park drifting S. Also this morning an adult and an immature Bullfinch in the garden. (Paul Woolams).

Hidcote     Early afternoon a Red Kite N of the footpath westward (from the county boundary) to Hidcote Boyce, also 50-100 Goldfinches on thistles. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Cheltenham     Two Jays in and around Cheltenham College grounds for the last four days. (Steve 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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