Tuesday 24th August 2021

Longney     A CORN BUNTING along the Severn Way at Longney this evening, a very rare bird in the Vale. Also a Whinchat plus 212 Canada Geese and three juvenile Tufted Ducks on the river. (Andy Jayne).

Haresfield Beacon     A HAWFINCH, four Redstarts, a Tree Pipit, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Garden Warbler and lots of common warblers this morning. (Rich Hearn).

WWT Slimbridge     The immature SPOONBILL on the Severn mudflats from the Estuary Tower. (Rosie Button). The Wood Sandpiper again on South Lake. (Jonathan Bull).

Rodborough Common     Two Swifts over this afternoon. (Rich Hearn).

Prestbury     A Swift over this afternoon. (Jeremy Squire).

Cam     Swifts still feeding young today. (Jonathan Bull).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning a Dunlin, three Whinchats, three Little Egrets, a juvenile Curlew, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 12 Lapwings and a Sedge Warbler feeding a juvenile on the canal. (Les Ditchburn).

Gloucester    A female/immature Marsh Harrier near the River Leadon at Over. A Little Egret on the old boating lake at Westgate. (Paul Clark). A Wheatear and Yellow Wagtails at Hempsted recycling centre this morning. (Ed Drewitt). At 9am at Robinswood Hill Country Park the Blue-and-Yellow Macaw in the main car park at Reservoir Road feeding on Hawthorn SO8375815753. Apparently has also been raiding the Walnut trees in the car park. (Ian Elphick). I saw this bird with Ian in February 2008 and it was first recorded in August 2004. It has survived in the woods and surrounding area for 17 years! Also two Ravens foraging for voles on a hay-cutting field at SO8407815762. (Ian Elphick).

Blue-and-Yellow Macaw by Ian Elphick

Wotton-Under-Edge     At Coombe Hill a Redstart and a Spotted Flycatcher early morning. (Paul Rich).

Sharpness     A Redstart at the picnic site today. (Andy Jordan).

Calcot     Five Spotted Flycatchers, two Whinchats, 5+ Willow Warblers, 7+ Whitethroats and a Stonechat today. (Terry Grant).

Winchcombe & Postlip Valley     Eight Red Kites over a recently cut hay field to the W of Winchcombe on Langley Road. A Chiffchaff calling near Langley House. 8+ Spotted Flycatchers on the Isbourne Way over the Postlip Lakes with a Little Grebe on the upper lake and two Grey Wagtails. (Stuart Galey).

Ashleworth Ham    Constant Effort ringing session, 39 birds caught including four Blackcaps, five Whitethroats, two Willow Warblers, five Chiffchaffs and two juvenile Reed Buntings. Also two Mute Swans, 30 Greylags, five Mallards, a Grey Heron and five Swallows. (Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening).

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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