Wednesday 7th October 2020

Frampton     Vis mig at Splatt Bridge 7:30-9:45am 24 Wigeon, 20 Lapwings, two Snipe, six Siskins, two Lesser Redpolls, two Crossbills, a Rock Pipit, a Redwing, 25 Goldfinches, 27 Linnets, nine Skylarks, 18 Reed Buntings, 85 Meadow Pipits and 27 Linnets all SW. Also a Peregrine and a Marsh Harrier. (Gordon Hodgson). Four Stonechats (3m, 1f) at Splatt Bridge. (Mike Davis). Around the pools 100+ Mute Swans, 100+ Coots, two Gadwalls, a Teal, five Shovelers, seven Little Grebes, two Chiffchaffs, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Bullfinch, a Kingfisher, 15+ Siskins, a female Sparrowhawk chasing a Great Spotted  Woodpecker, seven Swallows, a House Martin, two Little Egrets and six Cormorants. (MK). A GREAT WHITE EGRET on the small pool W of the Sailing Lake at 3pm. (Bob Williams/Peter Humby).

Saul Warth     At Hock Ditch birds included a Wheatear, three Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, a Green Sandpiper and a Stonechat. (Mike Davis).

Forest of Dean    Two Kingfishers, a Snipe, 6+ Stonechats, two Buzzards, a Raven and two male Black Darters all at the dragonfly ponds at Woorgreens today. A Kingfisher, a Raven, two Grey Wagtails, a Treecreeper, a Little Grebe and three Dippers (a ringed adult and an unringed adult and a juvenile) and a Marsh Tit at the Stoneworks at Cannop Ponds today. (Paul Clark). A Marsh Tit at the Cannop bird table again and a Raven heard above the trees. (Chris Keeling).

Nailsworth     225+ House Martins and 60+ Swallows flew S today. (Terry Grant).

Calcot Manor     12+ Stonechats and two Whinchat still. (Terry Grant).

Cotswold Water Park East     A juvenile Hobby at Pit 125 this morning. (Neil George).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning 268 Wigeon, 35 Gadwalls, 30 Teal, 47 Mallards, 21 Shovelers, 12 Pintails, 335 Greylags, an Egyptian Goose, 208 Canada Geese, 11 Mute Swans, a Grey Heron, two Cormorants, a Water Rail, a Lapwing, a Dunlin, 10+ Skylarks SW, five Meadow Pipits and two or three Chiffchaffs in the Long-tailed Tit flocks. (Mike Smart).

Maisemore     Along Church Road along the lake to the weir this afternoon four Stonechats (2m, 2f), two Green Woodpeckers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, ten Long-tailed Tits, three Red-legged Partridges, two Goldfinches, seven Moorhens, 32 Mallards, a Buzzard, a Raven heard and a Cormorant. (John Fletcher).

Long-tailed Tit by John Fletcher

Tuffley    Two Swallows over SW at 7:44am. (Mark Hobson).

Netheridge Farm     At the Barn Owl Centre a Whinchat still today. (Mark Hobson).

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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