Sunday 30th September 2018

Hawling area     Late afternoon six Red Kites, three Buzzards, two Kestrels, 35 Lapwings, 180+ Stock Doves, four Ravens, 60 Skylarks, three Stonechats, 70 Meadow Pipits, 40 Linnets and a Corn Bunting. (Andy Jayne).

Dursley     An adult and a juvenile Dipper on the river at Water Street today. (Shane Long).

Aylburton Warth     340 Curlews (including 29 colour-ringed), a Green Sandpiper, a Ringed Plover, a Little Egret and three Reed Buntings. The pictured Curlew white/blue/yellow was ringed at Wibdon Warth in September 2011 and nests at Upham Meadow, near Twyning. (John Sanders).

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Frampton pools     Two CATTLE EGRETs, three GREAT WHITE EGRETS, 12 Little Egrets, 28 Gadwalls, 31 Shovelers, a Wigeon, a Tufted Duck, six Grey Herons, 16 Teal, three Chiffchaffs, six Jays, four Grey Wagtails and a Kingfisher. (Nick Goatman).

Berkeley     A Mediterranean Gull, a Greenshank and a Turnstone at the shore this morning. (Paul Taylor). A Greenshank and a Whinchat still today just N of Berkeley Pill, a Golden Plover over and eight Redwings over Sharpness. (Andy Jordan).

Saul Warth     This morning nine Golden Plovers, two Ringed Plovers, three Grey Plovers, a Black-tailed Godwit. A Rock Pipit, a Reed Bunting and a Yellowhammer all flew through high SW and a Wheatear. (Gordon Hodgson). At Hock Ditch 12+ Meadow Pipits, a female Goosander flew through and two Grey Wagtails. (Les Ditchburn).

WWT Slimbridge     Two unringed Common Cranes of unknown origin on the Dumbles this morning. (Roberta Goodall).

Purton     This morning a Rock Pipit, a Redwing and a Golden Plover over and Whitethroat, six Blackcaps, seven Chiffchaffs, three Goldcrests and two Water Rails heard. Vismig also included 17 Reed Buntings, 45 alba Wagtails, eight Grey Wagtails, 91 Meadow Pipits, 45 Chaffinches, 46 Goldfinches, 17 Siskins, 21 Linnets, five Mistle Thrushes, ten Swallows, 27 House Martins, 13 Rooks and a Great Spotted Woodpecker that dropped briefly before heading high out across the river. (Francis Steuck).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning 40+ Meadow Pipits, six Skylarks, 28 Pied Wagtails, six Song Thrushes heading N, eight Mistle Thrushes, 11 Common Gulls, 18+ Goldfinches, 20+ Chaffinches, two Siskins, a female Blackcap and a Chiffchaff. (James Robinson).

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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