Saturday 19th September 2020

Aylburton Warth     A GREAT WHITE EGRET over NE this morning. Other birds moving NE into the wind included a Little Egret, two Golden Plovers, four Sand Martins, 70+ Swallows, 70+ House Martins, 180 Meadow Pipits, 19 Siskins and two Lesser Redpolls. Also present, a juvenile Goshawk, a Green Sandpiper, a Peregrine, a Kingfisher, two Ravens, five Blackcaps, a Whinchat, a pair of Stonechats, a Wheatear and two Grey Wagtails. (Andy Jayne).

Saul Warth     At high tide 327 Dunlins, 27 Curlews, seven Ringed Plovers, three Ruff, four Grey Plovers, five Bar-tailed Godwits, at least ten Curlew Sandpipers and a Knot. Also two Tufted Ducks on the river, two Little Egrets, a Snipe flew high S, 10+ Meadow Pipits, 20+ Swallows, two Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Goldcrest. (MK). This evening 60 Curlews, three Knot, three Bar-tailed Godwits, two Black-tailed Godwits, four Ringed Plovers, 181 Dunlins, two Curlew Sandpipers and a juvenile Little Stint. (Gordon Hodgson).

WWT Slimbridge     Two Spotted Redshanks from Zeiss hide but no sign of the Lesser Yellowlegs today. (Helen Bojaniwska). An OTTER on the Top New Piece at 1pm. (Mark Hobson).

Forest of Dean     Two FIELDFARES flew over low calling at Parkend at 10am. (Sharon Croome).

Chavenage     In the Chavenage Lane area a Red Kite, three Wheatears and 120+ House Martins. (Terry Grant).

Cleeve Hill     A minimum of ten Stonechats on West Down and 400- 500 Goldfinches feeding on Chicory at Wontley Farm this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Nailsworth     At Ruskin Millponds six Little Egrets, six Grey Herons, a Kingfisher, a Grey Wagtail, 15 Mallards, 14 Moorhens, four Little Grebes, a Cormorant, a female Tawny Owl calling, two Marsh Tits, five Chiffchaffs, a Nuthatch, two Coal Tits and six Long-tailed Tits. (Jake King/John Fletcher). At Dunkirk millponds and Nailsworth Stream at midday a Dipper, two Grey Wagtails, a Chiffchaff, four Mallards and a Nuthatch. (John Fletcher).

Dipper by John Fletcher

Frampton     The GREAT WHITE EGRET on the pond on Rosamund’s Green by the Three Horseshoes again today. (Keith Blake).

Stonehouse     A Red Kite and a few flyover Lesser Redpolls this afternoon. (Jeremy Squire).

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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.