Thursday 24th October 2019

Newnham-on-Severn    The eight Pink-footed Geese again today on the river opposite the Silver Fox cafe/White Hart pub, but equally visible from Arlingham Warth. Probably feeding on stubble fields on the Arlingham side when not on the river. (Paul Masters/Les Ditchburn/Neil Smart).

WWT Slimbridge     The first two Russian White-fronted Geese of the season returned today and were on the Dumbles with the Greylag flock. Also the juvenile Greenland White-fronted Goose still. (Martin McGill).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake 38 Gadwalls, a Red Crested Pochard, 28 Pochards, 73 Tufted Ducks, 17 Great Crested Grebes, three Little Grebes, a Kingfisher, a Little Owl and four Tawny Owls calling. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows    This evening two Mute Swans, 425 Greylags, 525 Canada Geese and a Barnacle Goose, c40 Wigeon, 120 Teal, ten Mallards, two Pintails, 20 Shovelers, seven Tufted Ducks, a Water Rail heard, 20 Lapwings and Snipe heard at dusk. (Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean     A Goldcrest and a Nuthatch at Parkend today. (Paul Dunham). Pics by Paul.

Goldcrest 241019

Nuthatch 241019

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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