Friday 17th September 2021

Saul Warth     This morning three Grey Herons, seven Little Egrets, 100+ Curlews, three new Wheatears, including a Greenland male, 70+ Goldfinches, seven Meadow Pipits, two Chiffchaffs, a male Blackcap, two Swallows, seven Ravens and a Small Copper. (MK).

Greenland Wheatear by Mike King

Blackcap by Mike King

WWT Slimbridge    From Hogarth hide a Snipe, four Ruff and five Black-tailed-Godwits. (Dave Tait). On the Rushy four Greenshanks, three Spotted Redshanks, a Ruff, 10+ Redshanks and a Black-tailed Godwit. (Martin Price). From Zeiss hide a SPOONBILL, a Common Crane, a Great White Egret, three Wheatears, Skylarks, a Meadow Pipit, a Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper and two Ruff. (Peter Bryant/Paul Sutton).

Green Sandpiper by Paul Sutton

Snipe by Dave Tait

Ruff by Dave Tait

Frampton    From Splatt Bridge this morning a Marsh Harrier, two Peregrines, the immature SPOONBILL flew down-river, a Great White Egret, 14 Mandarins, 15 Chiffchaffs, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Sedge Warbler and a Willow Warbler. Vis-mig included 75 Swallows, 38 Meadow Pipits, four Grey Wagtails, 23 Stock Doves, a Wigeon and ten Jays all S. (Gordon Hodgson).

Standish    At Black Bridge early morning two juvenile Whitethroats, two Chiffchaffs, one singing, four Meadow Pipits, a Linnet and two House Martins heading S. (MK).

Stinchcombe Hill     A Whinchat, a Wheatear and a Siskin this morning. (James Robinson).

Chavenage Lane     Two Red Kites, a Hobby, 200+ Swallows, most heading E or SE, 40+ Meadow Pipits, 80+ Linnets and a Stonechat. (Terry Grant).

Cotswold Water Park East    At Whelford Pools NR a female Red Crested  Pochard and four juveniles. (Mel Greenhalgh).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A juvenile Little Grebe on the canal near the car park. From the hide five Grey Herons and two Little Egrets. (Paul Clark).

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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