Sunday 4th October 2020

Awre     This afternoon two Whinchats, two Wheatears, a Rock Pipit, 46 Meadow Pipits, nine Skylarks, four Chiffchaffs, two Goldcrests, 23 House Martins, 50 Swallows, 72 Curlews, a Ruff and a Little Egret. (Lewis Thomson).

WWT Slimbridge     A MERLIN hunting a Mid Point also two Whinchats and five Stonechats. (Mark Hobson).

Painswick Beacon     This afternoon a Wheatear, a Stonechat and five Goldcrests. Around the cemetery, a Spotted Flycatcher and three Bullfinches. (Sam Walker).

Frampton    Around the pools 150+ House Martins, three Chiffchaffs, two Cetti’s Warblers, 12 Great Crested Grebes, four Little Grebes, 360 Coots, 27 Tufted Ducks, 41 Gadwalls, 22 Shovelers, nine Mallards, 116 Mute Swans, a Teal, a Pochard, two Water Rails, a Raven, eight Skylarks, five Meadow Pipits and two Mistle Thrushes. At Court lake late afternoon two Redwings. 16 Curlews, 12 Chiffchaffs, a Grey Wagtail, 30+ House Martins, two Treecreepers, eight Cormorants and seven Little Egrets. (Nick Goatman). From Splatt Bridge a Pintail, six Redshanks, two Wheatears, a Marsh Harrier and 20+ newly arrived Robins. (Gordon Hodgson). A juvenile Marsh Harrier flushed lots of Gadwall and Wigeon off the back of the Court Lake then flew towards Splatt Bridge this afternoon. The GREAT WHITE EGRET on the pond on Rosamund’s Green by the Three Horseshoes again this afternoon then flew towards Court Lake. (Jeremy Squire).

Saul Warth     This afternoon 51 Dunlins, a Little Stint, five Snipe, 120+ Meadow Pipits, a Rock Pipit, a Whinchat, two Stonechats and four Chiffchaffs. (Gordon Hodgson).

Netheridge Farm     At the Barn Owl Centre a Whinchat, a female Stonechat, ten Blackcaps, nine Song Thrushes, a Cetti’s Warblers, a pair of Tawny Owls roosting, 11 Chiffchaffs and 13 Greenfinches. (Mark Hobson).

Stinchcombe Hill    Two Wheatears on the golf course and 17 Snipe (patch tick) heading over S in the driving rain this morning. (James Robinson).

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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