Monday 6th September 2021

WWT Slimbridge     A male BLUETHROAT at Middle Point this morning but no further sign later. Most likely the bird last seen on the 2nd of July, presumably it’s been in another part of the reserve unseen. (Martin McGill).

Bluethroat (video grab) by Martin McGill

A GLOSSY IBIS flew into South Lake at midday (Ian Hull) after being seen at Splatt Bridge, Frampton just prior. (Martin McGill). A Marsh Tit, very rare for the Vale, was seen heading for the canal at Splatt Bridge in early morning fog. (Martin McGill). A BITTERN from Van De Bovenkamp hide late morning. (Martin Price). Also from Middle Point a Great White Egret, the immature SPOONBILL, a Sedge Warbler, a Whitethroat, two Whinchats, four Reed Buntings, 17 Goldfinches, 103 Curlews and 144 Teal. (John Fletcher).

Spoonbill by John Fletcher

Fairford     A juvenile Hobby near Fairford this morning. (Richard Tyler).

Hobby by Richard Tyler

Slimbridge     A Peregrine on the church again at lunchtime today. (Lise Presland/John Fletcher).

Peregrine by John Fletcher

Rodborough Common     A male Redstart and a Wheatear early evening. (Francis Steuck).

Forest of Dean     A Raven perched in an Ash tree in the garden at Brookend near Woolaston for half an hour. (Ian Gorton).

Aylburton Common     A Kestrel hovering over the field behind Sandford Terrace today. (Jonny Gentle).

Alvington     This afternoon five Buzzards and a Goshawk over Clanna Country Park. (Paul Woolams).

Arlingham     Around Hope Pill a Reed Warbler, a Chiffchaff, a male Blackcap, a Lesser Whitethroat, four Long-tailed Tits, a Little Egret, seven Curlews and a distant Red Kite over Smith’s Wood, Fretherne at 2:35pm. (MK).

Long-tailed Tit by Mike King

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Spotted Redshank still this morning. (Justin Taylor).

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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