Wednesday 3rd August 2022

Coombe Hill Meadows     c50 Yellow Wagtails and a Wheatear this morning. (Ian Hull).

Saul Warth     At high tide 19 Avocets, 30 Black-tailed Godwits, 12 Oystercatchers, 103+ Curlews, 57 Shelducks and two Kestrels. (MK).

Epney     The TURTLE DOVE still at 1:40pm but distant from the road behind the horse paddocks. Please park sensibly by the entrance opposite the seawall or on the road without blocking access and not in the pub unless you are using it. Thank you. (MK).

Frampton     A TURTLE DOVE, presumably the Epney bird, at 2:20pm at the junction of Bridge Road and Lake Lane. (Gordon Hodgson).

Purton     Between 5:45-830am vismig included three Sand Martins, two Swifts, two Redshanks, an Oystercatcher and a Common Tern all flew S and three Teal flew N upriver. Also a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull amongst large gulls on the river before flying off S. Also a Redstart and three Willow Warblers. (Francis Steuck).

Forest of Dean     At May Hill early this afternoon a Tree Pipit, six Stonechats, 2+ Ravens, a Swift and a distant juvenile Goshawk. (Duerden Cormack). At Cannop ponds two Kingfishers, 12 juvenile Mandarins and a Lesser Black-backed Gull at lower pond and two Grey Herons, two Little Grebes and two Mandarins at upper Pond and c15 Grey Wagtails at both ponds. (Alan Waterman).

WWT Slimbridge     A Whinchat along the fence line out to Middle Point. High tide counts, 20 Little Egrets, 80+ Curlews, 50+ Dunlins, a Bar-tailed Godwit and a Ross’s Goose with the Barnacle Goose flock. (Neil Smart).

Sharpness     A juvenile Whinchat between Sharpness and Berkeley Pill this morning. (Andy Jayne).

Kilkenny     At Kilkenny watchpoint today at least three calling Green Woodpeckers, a few Painted Ladies and Chalkhill Blue butterflies. Other butterflies included Common Blue, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small White, Small Skipper, Comma, Ringlet and Small Tortoiseshell. (Keith White).

Bourton-on-the-Water     Two Yellowhammers, 63 Linnets, five Goldfinches, three Swallows, two Red Kites, a Green Woodpecker and nine Red-legged Partridges. Near Marsh Farm a Hobby, eight Goldfinches, four Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Sparrowhawk, a Red Kite, a Tawny Owl calling, a Buzzard, 26 Swallows and a Green Woodpecker heard. (John Fletcher).

Stonehouse     A Kingfisher at the Ocean this afternoon with a Little Egret, two more Little Egrets in the field below St Cyr’s Church. A  a Yellow-bellied Slider on the canal. Also Ruddy and Brown Hawkers, Emperor dragonflies, Common and Blue-tailed Damselflies and Red Admirals, Gatekeepers and Small Skippers. (Paul Sutton).

Kingfisher by Paul Sutton

Twyning     At Upham Meadow a Buzzard, 150 Rooks, 20 Jackdaws and 30 Carrion Crows. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     This evening a Teal, ten Mallards, a Grey Heron and a Green Sandpiper. (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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