Monday 28th September 2020

Stinchcombe Hill     A RING OUZEL by the 7th tee, two late White Wagtails in a large Pied Wagtail flock, Linnets on the move, but only single figures of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps this morning. (James Robinson).

WWT Slimbridge     A SPOONBILL flew over WWT at 11:20am but did not appear to drop in. (Tony Hurcombe).

Frampton     This afternoon seven Stonechats at Splatt Bridge along the fenceline. (Gordon Hodgson).

Saul Warth     This afternoon two Grey Plovers, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 50+ Curlews, six Swallows and 51 Meadow Pipits. (Gordon Hodgson).

Forest of Dean     c20 Crossbills this afternoon at Edgehills GWT Reserve. (Mike Ingleby).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote this morning six Little Grebes including a juvenile, two Little Egrets, 15 Teal, a Shoveler, four Wigeon, 23 Lapwings, four Snipe, two Water Rails heard, a female Marsh Harrier, a Buzzard, a Kestrel, a Kingfisher, three Green Woodpeckers, two Grey Wagtails, seven Meadow Pipits, a Whinchat, three Stonechats (2m, 1f), six singing Cetti’s Warblers, a female Blackcap, two Chiffchaffs, 70+ Goldfinches, 14 Reed Buntings and a male Yellowhammer. (Jon Mercer).

Whitminster     This morning a JACK SNIPE on the Frome, two Snipe and Siskin heading S. (Richard Baatsen).

Amberley     At Theescombe Lane 45 Redwings in and around garden this morning and Siskins calling overhead. 40+ House Martins heading S and a Hummingbird Hawk Moth for the second day. (Phil Williams).

Netheridge Farm     The first Redwing of the autumn and a pair of Stonechats at the Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Nailsworth    15 Redwings and six Song Thrushes over W this morning. (Francis Steuck).

Frampton Mansell     A MERLIN took a finch from a field this afternoon. Also a small group of about 10 or 12 Redwings over, quite high, heading N. (Mike Cook).

Gloucester    A male Stonechat on the scrubland behind the carpark of Gloucestershire airfield this afternoon at 4pm. (Ian Major).

Cheltenham     A male Mandarin with a group of Mallards on the lake at the university gardens at The Park. (Margaret Tweedy).

Bussage     5000-6000 Woodpigeons in a flock at altitude over the village early morning and a Swallow still feeding over the playing field. (Mike Cook).

Gawcombe   A Swallow and 27 House Martins feeding over a late flowering meadow at Gawcombe Estate today. (Harvey Sherwood).

Ashleworth Ham     At this morning’s ringing session 69 birds were caught, including ten Meadow Pipits, a Blackcap, 20 Chiffchaffs, seven Lesser Redpolls, nine Goldfinches and 11 Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Guscar Rocks     On the evening tide eight Wigeon, four Teal, five Mallards, five Grey Herons, six Lapwings, three Ringed Plovers, 140 Dunlins with at least one juvenile, a Curlew Sandpiper, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 356 Curlews and 11 Redshanks. (Mike Smart).

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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