Monday 31st October 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF heard and seen briefly at Knott Hide again this morning, then headed off towards the Duck Decoy again. (Slimbridge Sightings). A female Marsh Harrier from Holden Tower at 3:20pm flying upriver and then again at 3:35pm when it seemed to settle to roost in the reed beds to the N. (Tony Jenkins).

Slimbridge      The six CATTLE EGRETS presumably roosted on South Lake, WWT again. They were relocated in Slimbridge village in the field immediately adjacent to the A38 roundabout, park in the car park at the Legion Shop, and not outside the school. (Karle Burford).

Cleeve Hill     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still today but elusive and mobile. Also a Snipe flushed near the heather enclosure. (Dave Pearce).

Frampton     The BITTERN showed very briefly early afternoon along the edge of the reedbed in the NE corner of Court Lake. (Roberta Goodall).

Beachley Point     The two Whimbrels were back on Chapel Rock over high tide this morning, and later on the shore immediately S of the road bridge. Both were checked for pale rumps. After high tide there were two Curlews, ten Redshanks, four Oystercatchers, five Grey Plovers, 6 six Knot and 26 Dunlins. (John Sanders).

Rodley     15 Ruff at Lower Dumball and seven Stonechats around the peninsula. (John Sanders).

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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