Sunday 6th October 2019

Frampton     A female Goosander on the Sailing Lake this morning. Also today a Swallow, seven Chiffchaffs, 22 Redwings, two Siskins, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, 12 Great Crested Grebes, three Pochards, six Gadwalls, 26 Tufted Ducks, 357 Coots, 31 Skylarks, 100+ Meadow Pipits and eight Stock Doves. (Nick Goatman).

Stinchcombe Hill     VisMig in 1 hour included 45 Meadow Pipits, 20 Redwings, 22 Chaffinches, 16 Linnets, six Song Thrushes, two Blackbirds, three Siskins, 30 Greenfinches, a male Reed Bunting, a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff and 11 Skylarks. (James Robinson).

Netheridge Farm     Two Swallows, three House Martins, three Redwings, 11 Song Thrushes and a Water Rail at the Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).

WWT Slimbridge    On the river four Grey Plovers and four Ringed Plovers and four Yellow Wagtails on the Dumbles. 32 Knot from Zeiss hide. The juvenile Black Tern still on South Lake. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Bourton-on-the-Water    12 Sand Martins feeding over the north pits today. (Andy Lewis).

Forest of Dean     Two Swallows heading SW over Whitecroft at 9:30am. Also a Pale Tussock moth caterpillar crossing the forest footpath between the village and Parkend at 4:45pm. (Bernie Dumbleton). Pic by Bernie.

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Nottingham Hill     A Goshawk flew N over Nottingham Hill from the direction of Cleeve Hill this morning. (Adrienne Sanders).

Berkeley shore     A Common Sandpiper in the Pill today. (Paul Taylor).

Moreton Valence    A Kingfisher and a Swallow at Parkend Bridge this afternoon. Also Red Admiral and Common Darter. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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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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