Monday 28th October 2019

Saul Warth     This morning a Whooper Swan on the Warth with 32 Mute Swans. Also today 25+ Wigeon, three Little Egrets, ten Grey Herons, ten Cormorants, a Grey Wagtail, a pair of Stonechats, a Chiffchaff singing and 12 Meadow Pipits. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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WWT Slimbridge     This morning on the Dumbles eight Pink-footed Geese, the juvenile Greenland White-fronted Goose and two Russian White-fronted Geese and an Egyptian Goose. Also a pair of Bewick’s Swans on the Rushy. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Forest of Dean     At Crabtree Hill 100+ Siskins with Goldfinches. At Soudley ponds a Kingfisher, two Grey Wagtails and two Goldcrests. At Parkend a Dipper behind the Fountain Inn. (Les Ditchburn). At least 12 Redwings at Nagshead today. (Martin Russell). Pic by Martin.

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Nettleton     Two Red Kites over the A419 c1 mile E of Nettleton Bottom at 11:15am. (Dave Jeynes).

Cleeve Hill    30 Fieldfares in trees on the path above Dryfield Farm today. (Stuart Galey).

Walmore Common     At first light seven Mute Swans, 63 Canada Geese, six Shelducks, 120 Wigeon, five Gadwalls, 20+ Teal, 35 Mallards, two Grey Herons and four Fieldfares over to the N. (Mike Smart).

Wilmer Common     13 Mallards, 350 Black-headed Gulls, 50 Common Gulls, 50 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 15 Pied Wagtails and 20 Starlings. (Mike Smart).

Minsterworth Ham     Ten Wigeon, 37 Mallards, five Cormorants, a Kestrel, 260 Black-headed Gulls, 160 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 100 Herring Gulls, 25 Common Gulls and ten Fieldfares over to the N. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Not accessible from the Wharf, canal banks under water, so approach from the Apperley side. Birds today included three Mute Swans, 700 Greylags, 500 Canada Geese, a Barnacle Goose, 100 Wigeon, five Gadwalls, 20 Teal, 35 Mallards, eight Pintails, 20 Shovelers, three Grey Herons, 12 Coots and 40 Pied Wagtails feeding at the flood edge. (Mike Smart).

Maisemore     Along Church Road, at the lake and on to the weir this afternoon birds included five Redwings, four Fieldfares, a Mistle Thrush, 35+ Goldfinches, two Little Grebes, a Cormorant, a female Kestrel, three Buzzards and 16 Red-legged Partridges. (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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