Wednesday 10th October 2018

Purton     Between the Berkeley Arms and the Purton Hulks a male BLACK REDSTART, two Meadow Pipits and a Kestrel this afternoon. (Colin Brown). A Stonechat and a Rock Pipit this evening. (Francis Steuck).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed today birds included two GREAT WHITE EGRETS, two Little Egrets, 24 Teal, six Shovelers, four Gadwalls, ten Mallards, nine Moorhens, a Little Grebe, a Green Sandpiper, 75 Lapwing over, a Kingfisher, two Green Woodpeckers, 13 Pied Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail, a Chiffchaff, six Cetti’s Warblers heard, four Water Rails heard, eight Stonechats, a Bullfinch, 20+ Goldfinches, 10+ Reed Buntings, an overhead passage of Meadow Pipits and Skylarks, a Hobby, a Kestrel and two Buzzards. Also three Roe Deers. (John Fletcher/Jon Mercer). Pics by John F.

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Frampton     Around the pools this morning a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Little Egret, two Green Sandpipers, 40+ Tufted Ducks, 167+ Coots and a female Wigeon. (MK).

Lower Stone     A Hobby hunting over a farm pond, also a Kestrel on telephone pole.
(Andrew Jones).

Berkeley     The Greenshank still in the Pill today, with 35 Redshanks and 40 Wigeon. Two Stonechats by the seawall N of Severn House Farm and 34 Greylags on the saltmarsh nearby. (Geoff Moyser).

WWT Slimbridge     A Little Stint from Zeiss hide, on the left hand island at 10:20am. (Phil Pope).

Salperton     A first-year Red Kite and a Sparrowhawk this morning. (Richard Tyler). Pics by Richard.

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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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