Saturday 18th September 2021

Berkeley shore/pill  Two Whinchats, two Stonechats, 12 Wheatears and a Yellow Wagtail over. Also a Bar-tailed Godwit and a Common Sandpiper. (Paul Taylor).

Witcombe Reservoirs    This morning 50+ House Martins, then flew S, four Swallows, a Grey Wagtail, male and female Stonechat, a Blackcap and a Wigeon. (Sam Walker). Also this afternoon a Little Grebe and three Cormorants. (Eric Harris).

Kemble    At Cotswold Airport during the Battle of Britain flying day, a Wheatear sat on the wing of a plane today. (Bryan Harper). Around the airfield three Wheatears, a Whinchat and 23 Yellow Wagtails. (Les Fisher).

Wheatear by Bryan Harper

Coberley     On Woodland Trust land to the SW of Coberley a Whinchat, 20+ House Martins tracking S, two Kestrels, two Ravens, two Sparrowhawks and six Buzzards joined a Red Kite in a thermal. Also an Adonis Blue butterfly in Coldwell bottom SO954156. (Chris Furley).

Stonehouse    A Little Grebe and a Sparrowhawk on the canal at Bond’s Mill, a Little Egret and two Grey Wagtail on the Ocean. A Kingfisher, moving from Boakes Drive towards Bond’s Mill. Also a Buzzard over the garden. (Paul Sutton).

Awre     This morning a Spotted Flycatcher, a Sedge Warbler, two Yellow Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail, a Wheatear, a Whitethroat, three Blackcaps, 20+ Chiffchaffs, 25+ Meadow Pipits, two Skylarks, two Common Sandpipers and a Little Egret. Also a Greenshank over Newnham today.  (Lewis Thomson).

North Cerney     A Goshawk, two Ravens, a Whinchat, a Meadow Pipit and 10+ Linnets today. (Dave Soons).

Saul Warth     Along the  Severn Way towards Arlingham this afternoon a Red Kite over Hock Cliff at 4:45pm. Also a juvenile Wheatear still, 70+ Goldfinches, a Grey Heron, two Little Egrets, two Curlews, a Greenshank heard, a Red-legged Partridge, two Cormorants, a Chiffchaff calling and Common Darters. (MK).

Red Kite by Mike King

Berkeley     At the deer park a Spotted Flycatcher, a Grey Heron over and a Nuthatch today. (Clare Glanville).

Coombe Hill Meadows    This morning a Spotted Redshank, a Hobby, a Yellow Wagtail over in the mist with the Meadow Pipits first thing, two Sedge Warblers and a Reed Warbler. (Ian Ralphs). Also three Mute Swans, 70 Greylags, 50 Teal, 50 Mallards, 30 Shovelers, four Grey Herons, six Little Egrets, a Great White Egret, 20 Lapwings and two Chiffchaffs singing. (Mike Smart).

Winchcombe     In the Hailes Fruit Farm area birds included 51 House Martins, three Chiffchaffs, four Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Green Woodpeckers, four Coal Tits, three Long-tailed Tits, two Stock Doves, three Jays, three Buzzards, three Ravens, two Red Kites, a Little Owl and three Tawny Owls. (John Fletcher).

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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