Sunday 12th September 2021

Edge Common     This morning, a male and two female Redstarts on the W side. Also a Tree Pipit, a Spotted Flycatcher, two Marsh Tits and a female Kestrel. (Sam Walker).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning a Great White Egret, four Little Egrets, three Grey Herons, a Spotted Redshank, several Teal, two Gadwalls, a Shoveler, a Great Black-backed Gull over, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Stock Doves and a Reed Bunting. (Eric Harris). Also a Hobby and a Greenfinch. (David Benton).

Saul Warth     This morning a Little Egret, six Curlews, 200+ Dunlins, 100+ Goldfinches, 4+ Chiffchaffs, a Whitethroat, a male Blackcap, a Wheatear, two Grey Wagtails, a Kestrel, a Buzzard, two Little Owls, two Jays and a female Reed Bunting. (MK).

Little Owl by Mike King

Whitethroat by Mike King

Chiffchaff by Mike King

Wheatear by Mike King

Awre     This morning two Common Cranes on the sands, three Common Sandpipers, Ringed Plover, 31 Curlew, two Whinchats, two Wheatears, three Yellow Wagtails, three Grey Wagtails, a Whitethroat, three Blackcaps, 10+ Chiffchaff and a Reed Bunting. (Lewis Thomson).

Walmore Common     Seven Snipe, two Little Egrets, two Kingfishers, two Hobbies, 50+ Swallows, a juvenile Reed Warbler and three Whinchats today. (Andy Jayne).

Rodborough Common     This morning a Wheatear, a few young Whitethroats and Blackcaps, plenty of Chiffchaffs, two late Willow Warblers, and a small but steady movement of Swallows and Meadow Pipits over and plenty of Small Heath butterflies. (James Robinson).

Stinchcombe Hill     This afternoon at least two White Wagtails with a dispersed Pied flock, a male Redstart, two immature Wheatears, three Spotted Flycatchers, a Siskin, 30+ Swallows/House Martins feeding on the S side, and a steady movement of Meadow Pipits over. (James Robinson). Late afternoon on the south slope 6+ Spotted Flycatchers 7+ Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps, a Nuthatch, a Marsh Tit, a PIED FLYCATCHER, three Wheatears, 17+ Pied Wagtails, a Skylark, a Raven and a Green Woodpecker. (Neil Smart).

Calcot     Five Whinchats and three Stonechats today. (Terry Grant).

Sharpness     This morning 49 Barnacle Geese, a Crossbill over, a Green Sandpiper, two Common Sandpipers, a Greenshank, two Garden Warblers and two Lesser Whitethroats. (Andy Jordan).

Sapperton     A Redstart and a singing Willow Warbler this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Daneway Banks     A Spotted Flycatcher this morning. (Mark Hobson).

WWT Slimbridge     Late afternoon on South Lake ten Ruff and six Black-tailed Godwits feeding close to the hide and a Snipe, very close to the windows. On the Rushy two Spotted Redshank, amongst Redshanks and a Ruff, two Shovelers, three Snipe, a Black-tailed Godwit and four Green Sandpipers. (Dave Tait).

Ruff by Dave Tait

Snipe by Dave Tait

Aylburton Warth/Guscar Rocks     Three Canada Geese, eight Shelducks, 60 Teal, seven Mallards, eight Grey Herons, a Cormorant, a Golden Plover, six Ringed Plovers, a Ruff, 60 Dunlin, a Black-tailed Godwit, 471 Curlews, a Redshank, 113 Black-headed Gulls, two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, five Swallows, five Yellow Wagtails, a Wheatear, at least two singing Chiffchaffs and three Ravens. (Barrie Mills/Mike Smart).

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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