Friday 9th October 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     Belated news of an OSPREY fishing at Lower Mill Estate yesterday afternoon and still present in the Pit 57/41 area today. (Helen Llewelyn).

Osprey by Helen Llewelyn

Osprey by Helen Llewelyn

Deerhurst     A HOODED CROW near Deerhurst on the Severn walkway at 2:45pm. (Terry Sykes).

Coombe Hill Meadows     An adult WHOOPER SWAN flew in at 9:15am. (Mike Smart). It flew off low NE at midday. (Les Ditchburn). Also this morning 4+ Mute Swans, 310+ Greylags, 163+ Canada Geese, a Barnacle Goose, 292 Wigeon, 10+ Gadwalls, 200+ Teal, 60 Mallards, 13 Pintails, 24 Shovelers, a male Sparrowhawk, seven Lapwings, ten Skylarks over SW and six Pied Wagtails. (Mike Smart). A Peregrine put up the Wigeon at dusk and a Water Rail called. (Jeremy Squire).

Awre     This morning a Reed Warbler, two Whinchats, four Chiffchaffs, a Rock Pipit, 17 Skylarks, 29 Meadow Pipits, seven Reed Buntings, a Golden Plover, two Lapwings and 54 Curlews. (Lewis Thomson).

Stinchcombe Hill     Ten Crossbills, a Redwing, 50 Meadow Pipits, a Chiffchaff, five Siskins and four Lesser Redpolls over this morning. Also a Sparrowhawk still buzzing Goldfinches and Pied Wagtails. (James Robinson).

WWT Slimbridge    From Zeiss hide a female/juvenile Goshawk, 12 Golden Plovers, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, seven Dunlins and seven Ruff. A Wheatear on the Summer Walkway. Two Curlew Sandpipers on the Rushy. (Ian Hull/Dot Jones).

Leckhampton Hill    At least 64 Golden Plovers this morning. (Tom Mabbett).

Stone     A Swallow S over the garden. Also eight Skylarks over. (Paul Taylor). 

Whitminster     A Whinchat, two Stonechats, three Kingfishers and an increase of Song Thrushes and Goldcrests today. (Richard Baatsen).

Cherington     Around the lake early evening two Kingfishers, two Grey Wagtails, 17 Mallards, seven Moorhens, two Mute Swans and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

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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