Monday 13th September 2021

Saul Warth     The afternoon 18 Avocets, 25 Curlews, 40+ Ringed Plovers, 10+ Dunlins, four Grey Herons, ten Little Egrets, a Willow Warbler, two Chiffchaffs, a Reed Warbler and two Grey Wagtails. (MK). Later additional birds included 153 Curlews, two Bar-tailed Godwits, 12 Little Egrets, a distant Great White Egret and an adult Mediterranean Gull. (Gordon Hodgson).

Reed Warbler by Mike King

Willow Warbler by Mike King

Stinchcombe Hill     A Pied Flycatcher with 5-6 Spotted Flycatchers on the S side of Drakestone Point and two more Spotted Flycatchers in another area, a Tree Pipit and c10 Meadow Pipits grounded, 4-5 Wheatears on the 7th fairway, a Whitethroat, a male Redstart, a Grey Wagtail, 40+ Pied Wagtails, two Ravens, 30+ hirundines, Chiffchaff’s and Blackcaps. (James Robinson/Neil Smart).

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide as high tide approached, a Little Stint, a Spotted Redshank, two Greenshanks, 19 Ruff, 15 Snipe, 15 Black-tailed Godwits and four Green Sandpipers. Two Spoonbills still today. (Ian Hull).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon a Kingfisher, 23 Mallards, a female Reed Bunting, a Grey Heron, three Linnets, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Jay, three Swallows, two Buzzards, a Red Kite, a Sparrowhawk and a Raven. (John Fletcher).

Berkeley     A Sparrowhawk took a Starling in the garden hedge this evening and then ate it on the lawn. (Andrew Jones).

Stonehouse area    Two Dippers near Eastington school and a Grey Wagtail. A pair of Kingfishers between Blunder lock and Bond’s Mill. Migrant Hawkers, a Brown Hawker, Common Darters and a Red Admiral around the canal at Bond’s Mill. A Little Egret at the Ocean. Four Swallows and c10 House Martins around the church and Nutshell Bridge. A Great Spotted Woodpecker at Stanley Downton. A Tawny Owl calling most evenings from trees around Wycliffe College old boat house. Also a female Sparrowhawk over the garden. (Paul Sutton).

Dipper by Paul Sutton

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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