Friday 4th October 2019

Frampton     At the pools a female RED-BREASTED MERGANSER circled the Sailing Lake then headed inland, also two Curlews, three Green Sandpipers, nine Swallows, 14 House Martins, two Pochards, four Tawny Owls and a Little Owl. (Nick Goatman). A juvenile Black Tern briefly at Splatt Bridge this morning, a Great White Egret over and still 1000’s of Black-headed Gulls on the new flood. (Gordon Hodgson).

WWT Slimbridge     A Jack Snipe and a Kingfisher from Martin Smith hide today, the juvenile Black Tern still on South Lake and a Water Rail on the Rushy. (Dot Jones/Sam Walker). From Zeiss hide two Curlew Sandpipers, a Great White Egret and a juvenile Marsh Harrier. (Ian Hull).

Nailsworth     90+ House Martins in one flock flew S at 8:20am and presumably the same birds flew back N half an hour later in the face of heavy clouds. (Terry Grant).

Woodchester Park     Five Stonechats (3m, 2f) and a late Whinchat in a sweetcorn field at the entrance to the park, and three male Mandarins on one of the lakes. (Terry Grant).

Maisemore     Along Church Road, the pool and to the weir on the Severn this afternoon birds included four Redwings, two Little Grebes, a male Blackcap, two Chiffchaffs, a Cormorant, two Jays, seven Long-tailed Tits, two Green Woodpecker, two Buzzards and a Red Kite. (John Fletcher).

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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