Sunday 20th September 2020

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 27 97 Tufted Ducks, five Egyptian Geese, 29 Red  Crested Pochards, a male Pochard, a Little Egret, two Snipe and two male Common Blue butterflies. At Pit 126 a Wigeon and 23 Tufted Ducks. At Pit 114 a GREAT WHITE EGRET and at Pit 112 two Ravens and a Clouded Yellow butterfly. (John Durell).

Walmore Common     This morning ten Little Egrets, at least 13 Snipe and an early Jack Snipe. Also two Kingfishers, a Whinchat, three Stonechats, 18 Siskins and three Lesser Redpolls over. (Andy Jayne).

Frampton pools     A Grey Partridge, 12 Lesser Redpolls, three Snipe, a Green Sandpiper, a Hobby, a Yellow Wagtail, 18 Siskins, 34 Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, 50+ Sand Martins, eight Wigeon, 12 Shovelers, 14 Gadwalls, 32 Tufted Ducks, two Water Rails, a GREAT WHITE EGRET and 92 Robins. (Nick Goatman).

Cheltenham     A pair of Kingfishers back at Pittville Park Lake and showing well. There have been regular sightings for over a week now. (Alan McIlquham).

Kingfisher by Alan McIlquham

Guscar Rocks     At high tide 17 Canada Geese, four Shelducks, eight Wigeon, four Mallards, three Grey Herons, 20 Dunlins, 520 Curlews (20 colour rings from Wibdon 2010 to 2013 read), two Bar-tailed Godwits, a Snipe, four Redshanks, 250 Black-headed Gulls and five Common Gulls. (Mike Smart).

Aylburton Warth     Two Grey Herons, 52 Curlews, c50 Black-headed Gulls in Cone Pill, a female Stonechat on the Warth and two males and two juveniles at Cone Pill, a female Kestrel on the Warth, four Swallows and a Buzzard. (Barrie Mills).

Lydney     From the Harbour and New Grounds birds included nine Cormorants, 49 Canada Geese, a Grey Heron, a Curlew, at least 100 Meadow Pipits, four Wheatears, six Skylarks, three Pied Wagtails, four Swallows, a Raven and small flocks of Linnet and Goldfinches. (Barrie Mills).

Sharpness     A Short-eared Owl disturbed from the side of the path this morning. (Andy jordan).

Gloucester     A Red Kite over Abbeymead at midday. (Ken Hurcombe).

Eastington    At 7:45am a Dipper below Pike Lock on the canal. (Steve Brown).

Stinchcombe Hill     This afternoon a pair of Ravens, a Wheatear, small flocks of Pied Wagtails and Goldfinches, a Coal Tit and a Goldcrest. (Mike Davis).

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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