Sunday 27th October 2019

WWT Slimbridge     First two Bewick’s Swans of the winter feeding on Dumbles. Two White-fronted Geese and the juvenile Greenland White-fronted Goose on the Tack Piece. (James Robinson/Neil Smart). A Spotted Redshank on the small island on South Lake. (Ken Mihill). Also today 515 Black-tailed Godwit with 40 Knot and 10+ Ruff on South Lake, 21 Grey Plovers at Mid Point and a WATER PIPIT on the Tack Piece. (Slimbridge Sightings). A Snipe on the Rushy. (Paul Dunham). Pic by Paul.

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Berkeley shore     From Severn House Farm a late Wheatear, two Turnstones, a Rock Pipit and two Greenfinches this morning. (Paul Rich).

Frampton     This morning a Whooper Swan on Court Lake, no sign this afternoon, and a redhead Goosander. The Tawny Owl returned to the regular winter roost, a female Red Crested Pochard and the male Pochard x Ferruginous Duck hybrid and 34 Pochards on the Sailing Lake. Also today a Chiffchaff singing, four Lesser Redpolls, six Siskins, a Green Sandpiper and a Little Egret. A Great White Egret and a Stonechat from Splatt Bridge. (Nick Goatman/James Robinson/MK). Pic by Mike.

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Longney     A male Merlin at mid day flying low from the river over a field. (Greg Anderson).

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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