Friday 3rd September 2021

Saul Warth     This morning 203 Curlews, 180 Dunlins/Ringed Plovers, a Ruff, 21 Teal, a Snipe, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, three Wheatears, four Yellow Wagtails, four Grey Wagtails and a Hobby resting on the mud. (Gordon Hodgson).

Calcot     5+ Whinchats, four Stonechats, 10+ Whitethroat, 1+ Spotted Flycatcher and 50+ Goldfinches today. (Terry Grant).

Nailsworth     8+ Wheatears and two Red Kites at Barton End. (Terry Grant).

Cotswold Water Park East    On Pit 132 four Dunlins, two Snipe, three Greenshanks, two Hobbies, a Ringed Plover and a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper. On Pit 200 three Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper, a Wigeon, a Great White Egret and leucistic Lesser Black-backed Gull (probably). (Alan Baxter/Derek Summers).

Leucistic Gull by Alan Baxter

Cold Aston     This morning a Hobby amongst Swallows over the village. Also in the Cold Aston/Notgrove area two Red Kites, two Buzzards, two Ravens and 27 Lesser Black-backed Gulls feeding on a newly ploughed field. (John Pike).

Slimbridge     A Peregrine on Slimbridge church this morning. (Tim Jukes/Paul Sutton).

Peregrine by Paul Sutton

WWT Slimbridge     From the Estuary Tower 12 Common Crane and the immature SPOONBILL on the Estuary. Two Greenshanks, a Spotted Redshank and two Snipe on the Rushy. Two Whinchats by the Shepherd’s Hut and a Hobby to the N. (Tim Jukes).

Rodborough     Three Swifts over the Frome valley, seen from the garden in Rodborough this morning. (Seb Buckton).

Haresfield Beacon     This morning four Wheatears, three Whinchats, a Redstart, a Spotted Flycatchers, two Tree Pipits and a trickle of Swallows heading S. (Rich Hearn).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning a Great White Egret over the Long Pool, two Little Egrets, two Spotted Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper, two Grey Heron, a Buzzard, a Stock Dove and a Whitethroat. (Jeremy Holland/Richard Price).

Forest of Dean     c100 House Martins flew through Lower Mitcheldean going S mid-morning. (Chris Keeling).

Rendcomb     A Dipper and a Grey Wagtail from the bridge and several Nuthatches heard. (Steve Brown).

Middle Duntisbourne     Along the MacMillan Way west two Whinchats, two Redstarts (m & f), a Whitethroat and two Linnets. Also a Fox tried its luck with a flock of Rooks. (Steve Brown).

Ryeford     A Treecreeper, a Buzzard, a Jay and a Grey Wagtail today. (Paul Sutton).

Upper Cam     A Red Kite flew over at 12:45pm. (Nigel Tucker).

Aylburton     A Red Kite over Chapel Hill and Chiffchaff singing. (Martin Vaisey).

Maisemore     This evening 13 House Martins circling over the houses and the Court lake. Also a Buzzard and four Moorhens. (John Fletcher).

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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