Tuesday 10th October 2017

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 126 at Bowmoor Sailing Club a PECTORAL SANDPIPER this morning, but no sign this evening although it could still be present. Also a juvenile Little Ringed Plover and a Little Stint. (Duncan Dine). Pic by Duncan.

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Dowdeswell Reservoir     The OSPREY still this morning at 7:10am. (Greg Mabbett).

Gloucester     20 Redwings on Sandhurst Hill this morning. (Martin Greenish).

WWT Slimbridge     A GREAT WHITE EGRET from Zeiss hide early afternoon. (Ian Hull).

Frampton pools     This afternoon the GREAT WHITE EGRET, 22 Little Egrets, 25 Cormorants, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, two Green Sandpipers, a Kingfisher, a Cetti’s Warbler and a Water Rail heard, two Grey Wagtails and a Chiffchaff singing. (MK).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the resident Peregrines, six Buzzards, an adult female Goshawk, Ravens, a Redwing, House Martins and Swallows, Long-tailed Tits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Goldcrests, a female Bullfinch, a Little Grebe, two Stock Doves and two Mistle Thrushes. Other sightings included Orange Ladybirds, Red Admiral butterflies, Hornets, a Bank Vole and rutting Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Naunton     c100 Golden Plovers beside the Bourton to Cheltenham road at Naunton crossroads. Also a feral Barnacle Goose on Bourton South pit today. (Keith Jennings).

Nailsworth     This morning over Windsoredge 30 Redwings, four Swallows, six House Martins, 22 Goldfinches and 100+ Woodpigeons. (Roy Bircher).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of adult Mute Swans with eight full grown cygnets, 60 Teal, eight Mallards, five Shovelers, 12 Grey Herons, a Kestrel, 6+ Moorhens, three Snipe, ten Skylarks, ten Meadow Pipits, a Stonechat, 80 Goldfinches and two Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury     Two Egyptian Geese on a scrape near Mitton. (Mike Smart).

Upham Meadow     Five Greylags, 200 Canada Geese, a Cormorant and a Stonechat today. (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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