Thursday 9th September 2021

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN showed very well from Zeiss hide also an adult and a juvenile SPOONBILLS today. At least six Little Stints, two Curlew Sandpipers, three Sanderlings, three Ruff, two Greenshanks, two Spotted Redshanks and eight Snipe. (Jeremy Holland/Neil Smart). A Whinchat on the fence N of the Shepherd’s Hut and two Wheatears at Middle Point. (Roberta Goodall). A Greenshank and a Spotted Redshank on the Rushy and a Sparrowhawk near Martin Smith hide. (Dave Tait).

Spotted Redshank by Dave Tait

Greenshank by Dave Tait

Sparrowhawk by Dave Tait

Frampton     At Splatt Bridge this morning 13 Little Egrets and two Greenshanks, two juvenile Cattle Egrets, a Marsh Harrier, a Hobby, ten Mandarins, nine Grey Wagtails, two Yellow Wagtails, a Whinchat, 14 Blackcaps, 11 Chiffchaffs, four Whitethroats, three Reed Warblers, a Sedge Warbler and a Willow Warbler. (Gordon Hodgson). At the Sailing Lake this afternoon a Whinchat, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, 150+ Goldfinches, five Swallows, 14 House Martins and two Muntjacs. (MK).

Whinchat by Mike King

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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