Thursday 24th September 2020

WWT Slimbridge     At Mid Point two Whinchats, a Stonechat, a Wheatear and a female Marsh Harrier. A GREAT WHITE EGRET from Zeiss hide and a CATTLE EGRET from the Van de Bovenkamp hide. (Martin McGill/Slimbridge Sightings).

Saul Warth     This morning six Bar-tailed Godwits, 42 Shelducks, two Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, a Stonechat, c70 Meadow Pipits and a Little Egret. (MK).

Chavenage Lane & Hazelcote Farm area     The ringtail HEN HARRIER still, though wanders far and wide now. Also two Red Kites, a GREAT WHITE EGRET flew E, four male Stonechats, 5+ Wheatears, 150+ Skylarks and 130+ Linnets. (Terry Grant).

Forest of Dean    This morning in very heavy rain birds included Tufted Ducks, Mandarins, a Kingfisher, two Pied Wagtails, four Grey Wagtails, three Dippers, a Willow Warbler and a Nuthatch. (Alan Waterman).

Dipper by Alan Waterman

Nailsworth    820 House Martins over S this morning in two hours. Also 210 Meadow Pipits and a Yellowhammer. (Francis Steuck).

Gloucester     A Little Owl calling in Randwick Park at 8:30pm cSO827151. The first one in over 20 years. (Ian Elphick).

Witcombe Reservoirs     WeBS count birds included 12 Canada Geese, 12 Greylags, four Mute Swans and a cygnet, three Wigeon, five Mallards, three Teal, 19 Tufted Ducks, two Little Grebes, six Great Crested Grebes, two Grey Herons, three Cormorants, 12 Moorhens, 35 Coots, 50 Black-headed Gulls, a Buzzard, c60 House Martins and a Sand Martin feeding over the Reservoir, a male Blackcap and 130 Starlings. (Gord Avery).

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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