Sunday 5th September 2021

Cotswold Water Park East    A FERRUGINOUS DUCK on Pit 127 at 2:15 pm. No further news. (Mick Jones).

Saul Warth     Between Hock Ditch and Hock Cliff this morning, two Greenshanks flew upstream at 7:30am and a Wheatear on the rocks. A Spotted Flycatcher in the tall willows behind the sluice. High tide distant waders included 180 Curlews, 200+ mixed Dunlin/Ringed Plovers, seven Ruff and three Sanderlings. (Sam Walker). This afternoon three Wheatears at Hock Ditch. (Mike Davis). Between Saul Warth and Splatt Bridge a Marsh Harrier, a Hobby, three Greenshanks, three Snipe, a Ruff, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Tree Pipit, seven Yellow Wagtails and a Swift with a hirundine flock. (Gordon Hodgson).

Frampton    13 Ravens flew NE over the garden at 11:30am. (Gordon Hodgson). At the pools this evening the adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Common Sandpiper, a Redstart, two Lesser Whitethroats, two Whitethroats, two Yellow Wagtails, three Reed Warblers, three Willow Warblers, 42 Chiffchaffs, ten Blackcap, a Cetti’s Warbler, 21 Sand Martins, six House Martins and five Swallows. (Nick Goatman).

Nailsworth     Two Swifts flew S this evening at 6:40pm. (Terry Grant).

WWT Slimbridge     A Cattle Egret with the Long-horned Cattle on the Bottom New Piece at 9:35am. (Neil Smart). Hobbies, Little Egrets, Curlew, a female Marsh Harrier and Kestrels from the Safari. (Howard Smith). This morning three Greenshanks in front of the Rushy hide until 10:30am then flew off to the river. Also two Spotted Redshanks with 20+ Redshanks, two Black-tailed Godwits, six Snipe, five Avocets and a Green Sandpiper. On South Lake 12 Ruff, 30+ Black-tailed Godwits and a Green Sandpiper. (Jon Mercer).

Spotted Redshanks, Redshanks & Black-tailed Godwit by Jon Mercer

Greenshanks by Jon Mercer

Purton to Sharpness     An OTTER hunting this morning. Also lots of Swallows, a pair of Kingfishers, 4+ Mandarins, a Kestrel and a Curlew. (Mike Davis).

Bourton-on-the-Water     A Great White Egret with three Little Egrets fishing in the river on Lansdowne. (Steve Kear).

Sudgrove     A Whinchat near the trig point. (Mark Hobson).

Halmore     Three Common Cranes over SE. (Paul Taylor).

Gloucester     A 2nd hand report of two young Kingfishers being fed noisily near the tall ships in the docks this morning. (per Charles Martell).

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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