Saturday 5th October 2019

Stinchcombe Hill     VisMig in 1 hour included 120 Meadow Pipits, 70 Linnets, five Siskins, 95 Pied Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail, a Yellowhammer, 21 Redwings, for Song Thrushes, two Blackbirds, a juvenile RING OUZEL by the 7th tee, a Wheatear, three Chiffchaffs, c100 Goldfinches and 60 Carrion Crows. (James Robinson).

Frampton to Saul Warth     A Spotted Redshank flew N past Splatt Bridge. Also a Marsh Harrier flew S, two Stonechats, a Wigeon and two Pintails flew S. On the river 18 Grey Plovers, 22 Dunlins, five Black-tailed Godwits, two Avocets and a juvenile Peregrine. (Gordon Hodgson).

Saul Warth     At high tide male and female Stonechat, 25+ Meadow Pipits, a Grey Wagtail, six Grey Plovers, 25+ Dunlins, 25+ Curlews, a Wigeon, four Grey Herons and three Little Egrets. (MK).

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WWT Slimbridge     A Greenshank from Zeiss hide. (Dot Jones). Also from Zeiss hide a female/juvenile Marsh Harrier, a Peregrine over, two Buzzards, 1-2 Grey Herons, two Black-tailed Godwits, 6+ Ruff, a Redshank, a Greenshank, seven Snipe, Lapwings and 12 Common Cranes. From Kingfisher hide two Bar-headed Geese with the feral Barnacle Geese. At Mid-Point at noon a Little Egret, a Curlew and three Meadow Pipits with a Grey Heron, two Ravens and a Kestrel over. On the Rushy two Black-tailed Godwits and three Snipe. From South Lake hide the juvenile Black Tern still, a Little Grebe, two Dunlins amongst the Godwits, a Snipe and eight Redshanks. (Alan McIlquham/Andy & Sue Gibbons).   

Berkeley shore     A Greenshank still in the Pill with c50 Redshanks. Also an adult Mediterranean Gull, two Wheatears, six Stonechats (1 male), two Rock Pipits and a Cetti’s Warbler heard. (Paul Taylor).

Minchinhampton     A Corncrake calling briefly at 4pm at Hampton Fields next to the golf course (Minchinhampton Golf Club) along the lane to Cherington. (Terry Grant).

Nailsworth/Ruskin Millponds     A Little Egret, a Dipper, a Siskin, a Grey Wagtail, three Nuthatches, nine Moorhens (two juveniles), a Coot, six Mallards, a Little Grebe pair with two juveniles, two Marsh Tits, six Long-tailed Tits, seven House Martins, a Buzzard and a Raven. Also two other Dippers, one pursued by a male Sparrowhawk, reported other birders. (Jake King).

Cherington     At Cherington Lake and in surrounding woodland birds included two Kingfishers, a Marsh Tit, two Goldcrests, two Nuthatches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Jays, two Buzzards, two Grey Herons, seven Long-tailed Tits, 41 Jackdaws, two Mute Swans and 37 Mallards. (John Fletcher).

Thrupp    A male Goshawk circling over the lower slopes of Park Wood late afternoon. (Martin Wright).

Hucclecote     A juvenile Sparrowhawk in the garden this afternoon, mobbed by five Carrion Crows and two Magpies, then flew out of sight. (Harold Smith).

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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