Sunday 22nd August 2021

Berkeley shore     From Severn House Farm a Turnstone, a Whimbrel, a Whinchat, two Wheatears and nine Yellow Wagtails. (Paul Rich).

Saul Warth     This morning a Tree Pipit, a Spotted Flycatcher, two Redstarts, four Whinchats, a Wheatear, 30+ Chiffchaffs, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Whitethroats, 5+ Blackcaps and a summer-plumaged Grey Plover over the river. (Gordon Hodgson).

WWT Slimbridge     A Wood Sandpiper and the Spotted Redshank on South Lake this morning. (Jonathan Bull). In front of the Estuary Tower and along the hedge this morning five Chiffchaffs, two Lesser Whitethroats, four Whitethroats, three Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler and a Reed Warbler. (Neil Smart).

Netheridge Farm     At the Barn Owl Centre a Redstart still, a Painted Lady and a Southern Migrant Hawker. (Mark Hobson).

Walmore Common     This morning a Little Egret, two Spotted Flycatchers, a Redstart, three Yellow Wagtails and five Lesser Whitethroats, including one in singing. (Andy Jayne).

Gloucester     Two Whinchats near the River Leadon at Over this afternoon. (Andy Jayne).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Early this morning two Kingfishers, numerous Sedge Warblers, four Grey Herons, a Great White Egret, a Little Egret, a Kestrel, 40+ of each Canada Geese and Greylags. (Clare McLeod).

Sharpness    Four Greenshanks and three Wheatears this afternoon S of the picnic site. (Andy Jordan).

Chedworth    Wren fledglings in garden this morning and 62 Swallows gathered on telegraph wires before departing S at 8am. (Harvey Sherwood).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 132 two Greenshanks, four Ringed Plovers, a Dunlin, two Hobbies mobbing a Red Kite and a Raven. (Jon Mercer).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning at least five Spotted Flycatchers, two Yellow Wagtails, five Ravens and a good number of Chiffchaffs and hirundines. Also Chalkhill Blue and Brown Argus amongst 15 species of butterflies. (James Robinson).

Painswick    At least two Spotted Flycatchers associating with mixed roaming tit flock, around the edge of Painswick cemetery this morning. (Sam Walker).

Breadstone     At the Ernest Cook Trust Reserve at least three, possibly five Spotted Flycatchers feeding up high. (Mike Davis).

Aylburton Warth/Guscar Rocks     WeBS count at Aylburton and Guscar this morning birds included 11 Canada Geese, seven Shelducks, three Mallards, two Grey Herons, three Oystercatchers, two Little Ringed Plovers, three Dunlins, 570 Curlews, two Whimbrels, two Greenshanks, 195 Black-headed Gulls, 98 mixed Herring Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Also two Buzzards, two Kestrels, 15 Skylarks, a Meadow Pipit, a Wheatear, a Reed Warbler, two Ravens and ten Linnets. (Mike Smart).

Frampton     Garden birding today included a Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff, four Swifts, 76 Swallows, 40 House Martins, a Hobby, a Yellow Wagtail, two Ravens, two Sparrowhawks, seven Buzzards, 71 Starlings, 18 Woodpigeons and three Meadow Pipits. (Nick Goatman).

Broadoak     A Harbour Porpoise went downriver at 10:43ajm at Broadoak. (Steve Jayne).

Stonehouse    At Ryeford this morning a Kingfisher, a Buzzard and a Grey Wagtail. At Stanley Downton at lunch time 20+ Swallows and 20+ House Martins around the farm buildings and on wires. Several Swifts opposite St Cyr’s Church.

Nailsworth     At Ruskin Mill today two Marsh Tits, a Nuthatch, three Buzzards, 11 Mallards, three Grey Herons and a Little Egret. (Paul Sutton/Jake King).

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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