Thursday 26th August 2021

WWT Slimbridge    Three Curlew Sandpipers from Zeiss hide late morning. (Andy Jayne).

Saul Warth    This afternoon two Yellow Wagtails with cattle at Fretherne. At the Warth three Little Egrets, 50+ Shelducks, eight Curlews, three Buzzards, two Kestrels, five Swallows, 50+ Goldfinches and three Chiffchaffs, one singing, and a Whitethroat at the Sewage Works. 6 species of butterfly including a Painted Lady. (MK).

Goldfinch by Mike King

Lasborough Park     Two Redshanks on the pool by the long covert. (Dot Jones).

Frampton pools     A Spotted Flycatcher, a Hobby, a Garden Warbler, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, seven Shovelers, 14 Teal, two Gadwalls, 100+ Sand Martins, 22 Chiffchaffs, seven Blackcaps, three Little Egrets, four Little Grebes, 11 Great Crested Grebes and three Greenfinches. (Nick Goatman).

Barnsley Warren SSSI     Two Whinchats, a Stonechat, a Redstart and 50 Linnets. Butterflies included two Adonis Blues, two Common Blues, a Ringlet and many Meadow Browns and Small Heaths. (Steve Brown).

Berkeley shore     Opposite Severn House Farm this morning just after high tide two Yellow Wagtails along the sea wall, a female Wheatear, several Meadow Pipits, a Grey Heron, at least 30-40 Swallows and 10-15 House Martins skimming the shore. (Chris Newton).

Yellow Wagtail by Chris Newton

Guscar Rocks    12 Mallards, two Grey Herons, a Dunlin, a Whimbrel, 313+ Curlews (21 rings read, 19 ringed at nearby Wibdon between 2010 and 2013, two head-started birds released from Slimbridge in 2019), 200 Black-headed Gulls (including a bird of the year colour-ringed at Pagham Harbour in June 2021), 1+ Swallows and three Yellow Wagtails. (Mike Smart).

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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