Sunday 7th October 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     Three GREAT WHITE EGRETS early morning on Pits 119/119a, then flew off at 8:15am. Also five Little Egrets, a Green Sandpiper and a Kingfisher. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon.

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Frampton     Around the pools today a MERLIN, two CATTLE EGRETS, three GREAT WHITE EGRETS, a Snipe, a Yellow-legged Gull, seven Curlews, two Green Sandpipers, nine Chiffchaffs, 73 Skylarks, three Siskins, six Mistle Thrushes, a Pintail, 21 Shovelers, 46 Teal, eight Gadwalls, 12 Tufted Ducks, a Peregrine, 22 Redwings, 25 Pied Wagtails and ten Goldcrests. (Nick Goatman/Mark Easterbrook). Also around Court Lake two Little Egrets, an adult female Marsh Harrier, a Buzzard, a male Sparrowhawk, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Green Woodpecker. (Mark Easterbrook). Two CATTLE EGRETS S over Splatt Bridge early morning, nine Grey Plovers over the river and four Redwings flew N. (Gordon Hodgson).

Sharpness     The BLACK REDSTART still at the end of Dock Road this morning. (Paul Taylor).

Purton     This morning between 7:20-11:50am highlights included four PINK-FOOTED GEESE which flew NE with a Greylag, 22 Pintails, three Goosanders, 100 Redwings, 140 Skylarks and four Rock Pipits. (Francis Steuck).

Cleeve Hill     A Golden Plover dropped in this morning. Also four Swallows through and two Redwings grounded. (Tom Mabbett).

Rodley     A Peregrine, a Whinchat, a pair of Stonechats and a Wheatear at Lower Dumball this afternoon. (Andy Jayne).

Ashleworth Ham     Late afternoon until almost dark birds included a Green Sandpiper, two Grey Herons, a Canada Goose, a Goldcrest, a Grey Wagtail, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Stock Doves, a Pied Wagtail, two Ravens, three Buzzards, two Raven. Also two Roe Deer. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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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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