Tuesday 14th September 2021

WWT Slimbridge     A GREAT SKUA flew upriver at 7:35am, it flushed the SPOONBILL as it passed through and was lost to view over Hock Cliff. 45 Common/Arctic Terns, two BLACK TERNS and a SANDWICH TERN off Middle Point at 8:50am. (Martin McGill). Two Garganeys on South Lake. (Jonathan Bull). At Middle Point over the high tide 250+ Dunlins/Ringed Plovers, four Bar-tailed Godwits, two Greenshanks, a Golden Plover, four Little Egrets, a Great White Egret and a SPOONBILL. On the fence line six Wheatears, a Reed Bunting and nine Meadow Pipits. Two Spotted Redshanks on the Rushy. (Neil Smart). Three Snipe from the Discovery hide on South Lake. A moulting adult Black-tailed Godwit on the Rushy. (Dave Tait).

Black-tailed Godwit by Dave Tait

Snipe by Dave Tait

Saul Warth    A SHORT-EARED OWL at 2pm, then hunting distantly between the Warth and Splatt Bridge at the river’s edge. At high tide 18 Avocets, a Ruff, four Ringed Plovers, a Dunlin, a Sanderling, 50+ Curlews, four Little Egrets, two Teal, two Little Owls, 300+ House Martins, 14 Swallows, a Sand Martin, a Chiffchaff, two Grey Wagtails, 6+ Meadow Pipits, a Sparrowhawk and 70+ Goldfinches. (MK).

Short-eared Owl by Mike King

Ringed Plover & Sanderling by Mike King

Frampton     Two Swifts over early afternoon. (Gordon Hodgson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Early morning a Spotted Redshank, four Snipe, a Green Sandpiper, five Teal, two Shovelers, a Little Egret, two Grey Heron and five Cormorants over. (Jeremy Holland). Also a Hornets nest in the hide. Pic by Nigel Young.

Awre     This evening a hunting cream-crowned Marsh Harrier, a Great White Egret on the river, three Little Egrets, three Common Sandpipers, 22 Yellow Wagtails, four Wheatears, nine Chiffchaffs and a Peregrine. (Lewis Thomson).

Aylburton    A Hobby over Chapel Hill at 9:30am. (Martin Vaisey).

Cotswold Water Park East     A Great White Egret at 1:30pm at Pit 132. (Duncan Dine).

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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