Tuesday 31st August 2021

Cotswold Water Park East     The TEMMINCK’S STINT again today on Pit 132 at SU 17384 97651. Other birds today included a Snipe, six Dunlins, three Greenshanks, five Green Sandpipers, three Common Sandpipers, two Ruff, a Ringed Plover, two Lapwings, five Shovelers, three Tufted Ducks, 153 Teal, 215 Canada Geese, eight Greylags, 25 Mute Swans, three Cormorants, a Grey Heron, a Great White Egret, two Hobbies, a Kestrel, two Sand Martins, a Blackcap, two Chiffchaffs and two Green Woodpeckers. (Paul Masters/Jake King/John Fletcher/Tim Jukes).

Purton     This morning a Greenshank, three Black-tailed Godwits, a Common Sandpiper, two Golden Plovers, two Wheatears, three Lesser Whitethroats, 55 Swallows and two Yellow Wagtails. (Francis Steuck).

Berkeley shore     A Great White Egret flew E over the Pill/Hamfields towards Berkeley town at 7:23am. (Paul Taylor).

Hock Ditch to Hope Pill, Arlingham    This afternoon four Little Egrets, 27 Curlews Awre side, 14 Curlews in Fretherne fields and six at Arlingham, four Common Sandpipers together, a Greenshank heard, two Sparrowhawks, a Whinchat, two juvenile Stonechats, four Chiffchaffs, 30+ Goldfinches, 30+ Sand Martins, a Swallow, 150+ Starlings, two Yellow Wagtails and a Little Owl. (MK).

Whinchat by Mike King

Little Owl by Mike King

Tuffley    Three late Swifts circling over the garden briefly at 6:30pm. (John Fletcher).

Gloucester     Two Swifts over Over this afternoon. (Andy Jayne).

Slimbridge     A Peregrine on the church this morning. (Lise Presland).

Stanley Downton     This morning 250+ Starlings on wires over the sewage works. A female Wheatear on the railway embankment, four Swallows and a Raven over harassed by Jackdaws. (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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