Tuesday 6th October 2020

Tetbury     A calling YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at a private site this morning. (Dan Watson).

WWT Slimbridge     Three calling TREE SPARROWS repeatedly circled Middle Point at 8:40-8:43am. In the Goose House Ground two Whinchats and four Stonechats. (Martin McGill). 120+ Dunlins on the Rushy this morning and a JACK SNIPE this afternoon. (Kate Fox/Terry Stevenson).

Slimbridge     Eight Swallows over Slimbridge football pitch at 4:45pm. (MK).

Stinchcombe Hill     A RING OUZEL, a Brambling, two Wheatears, five Redwings, six Swallows, a Starling and a movement of Siskins, Linnets, Lesser Redpolls, Chaffinches and Meadow Pipits over this morning. A Chiffchaff singing and a Sparrowhawk hunting Goldfinches. (James Robinson).

Nailsworth     At Barton End early this morning a Hawfinch, a Stonechat, three Lesser Redpolls, 13 Siskins and 50 House Martins S. (Francis Steuck).

Calcot Manor & Hazelcote Farm area     12+ Stonechats, two Whinchats, three White Wagtails, 21 House Martins, 11 Swallows and 200+ distant Golden Plover, disturbed by a Chinook helicopter. (Terry Grant).

Whinchat by Terry Grant

Netheridge Farm     At the Barn Owl Centre 16 Skylarks over E just after 8am also a Whinchat and a Stonechat still. (Mark Hobson).

Frampton pools     On Court Lake a pair of Kingfishers, a Cetti’s Warbler, two Chiffchaffs, 90+ Mute Swans, five Teal, a female Shoveler, a pair of Gadwalls and a juvenile Bullfinch in the Gravel Wash. On the Sailing Lake an adult Yellow-legged Gull, nine Cormorants and four Little Egrets. (MK). Vis mig at Splatt Bridge between 7:30-9:30am 49 Wigeon, four Shovelers, nine Gadwalls, 37 Greylags, six Lapwings, 59 Linnets, 13 Goldfinches, 11 Skylarks, three Reed Buntings, 18 Swallows, 51 Meadow Pipits, 50 Starlings, two Siskins, a Lesser Redpoll and a high-flying Dunnock all SW. (Gordon Hodgson).

Forest of Dean    Two Ravens hassling a Buzzard at Beechenhurst today. (Chris Keeling). At Cannop Ponds on the sluice behind the stone quarry a Dipper and two Grey Wagtails. At Ellwood garden birds included 10+ House Sparrows, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Nuthatch. (Christine Mora).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Six Mute Swans, 127 Greylags, 61 Canada Geese, 150 Wigeon, 15 Gadwalls, 40 Teal, 50 Mallards, four Pintails, 25 Shovelers, a male Goshawk flushing all the wildfowl mid morning, two Grey Herons, a Lapwing, three Dunlins, ten Skylarks, seven Stonechats and 40 Meadow Pipits. (Mike Smart/Ian Hull).

Ashleworth Ham     30 Greylags, five Canada Geese, 20 Teal, 35 Mallards, two Shovelers, 15 Swallows and 15 House Martins. (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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