Saturday 6th August 2022

WWT Slimbridge     The WOOD SANDPIPER on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide for most of the day, but also on the Tack Piece. Also a SPOONBILL from Zeiss hide, a Redstart along the Summer Walkway, a recently fledged juvenile Kingfisher on South Lake and the Ruddy Shelduck/hybrid on the estuary. (Neil Smart/Dot Jones/Paul Masters/Andy Jordan/Ian Ralphs).

Frampton     On the Sailing Lake early morning an adult Yellow-legged Gull, four Common Terns, 50+ Sand Martins, a Willow Warbler singing, five Swallows and a Yellowhammer. (Nick Goatman).

Breadstone    c8 Spotted Flycatchers in the woods this afternoon. Also many Southern Hawkers. (Sam Walker).

Didmarton     5+ Spotted Flycatchers, including at least two juveniles in Hinnegar Wood, also two Green Woodpeckers, 10+ Chiffchaffs and a juvenile Goldcrest. (Terry Grant).

Sharpness     A Whinchat 1km S of the picnic area today. (Sam Walker).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning a female Redstart, two Bullfinches, a Curlew, two Willow Warblers, two Chiffchaffs, five Grey Herons, a Red Kite, a Buzzard and ten Swallows. Also a Hornets nest. (John Casswell).

Ashleworth Ham     This evening six Mallards, two Grey Herons, one catching and eating a young eel from the small pool remaining and an adult Buzzard on top of a pylon.  (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Stonehouse     Between Stanley Downton-Bond’s Mill a Greenfinch and juveniles, Goldfinch and juveniles, Goldcrest and a juvenile, Chiffchaff and a juvenile, c20 Long-tailed Tits, many Dunnocks and a juvenile, a Whitethroat, two Buzzards, two Grey Herons, four Little Egrets, a Dipper at Bond’s Mill, 15 Swallows, nine House Martins and a Weasel near the sewage works. (Paul Sutton).

Forest of Dean     At Mitcheldean House Martins are now feeding a second brood. Also two Buzzards seen most days. (Chris Keeling).

Cam     A Red Kite over this afternoon. (Terry Webb).

Hasfield Ham     CES ringing session today caught 67 birds including an adult Redstart, a Sedge Warbler, six Whitethroats, four Blackcaps, a Lesser Whitethroat, four Willow Warblers, two Chiffchaffs, five Reed Buntings, 28 Long-tailed Tits and four Bullfinches. Also two Ravens flying over. (Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening).

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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