Monday 12th October 2020

Coombe Hill Meadows     Six Mute Swans, 379 Greylags, 451 Canada Geese, a Barnacle Goose, 350 Wigeon, 20 Gadwalls, 100+ Teal, 60 Mallards, 30 Pintails, 15 Shovelers, a male Tufted Duck, two Grey Herons, a Sparrowhawk, six Lapwings, a Dunlin, a juvenile Ruff, five Black-headed Gulls, two Kingfishers, one or two Skylarks, five Meadow Pipits, six Pied Wagtails and a pair of Stonechats. (Mike Smart).

Cleeve Hill     A male RING OUZEL this morning and 500+ Goldfinches. (Duncan Dine).

Frampton     Vis-mig from Splatt Bridge this morning included 2157 Redwings, 23 Fieldfares, 15 Bramblings, 22 Skylarks, 58 Wigeon, three Shovelers, three Snipe, 20 Alba wagtails, a Rock Pipit, six Swallows, five Lesser Redpolls, 38 Chaffinches, 15 Greenfinches, two Siskins, 34 Linnets and 28 Meadow Pipits. (Gordon Hodgson). At the Sailing Lake 12 Swallows, four House Martins, a Chiffchaff and a Cetti’s Warbler late afternoon. (Nick Goatman).

Purton     This morning 7125 Redwings, 17 Song Thrushes, 12 Fieldfares, a Tree Pipit and 21 Bramblings. (Francis Steuck).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning 940 Redwings, two Fieldfares, a male Stonechat, a Hawfinch, a Crossbill, a Brambling, 20 Siskins, ten Chaffinches, 80 Goldfinches, five Linnets and two Starlings over in one hour. (James Robinson).

Chapman’s Cross    At least 500 Golden Plovers on the north side of road this afternoon. (Eric Palmer).

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide two Spotted Redshank, 33 Golden Plovers and a Great White Egret today. (Ian Hull). A Curlew Sandpiper on the Rushy lower pond and a Grey Wagtail. Several Migrant Hawkers on the wing still. (Roberta Goodall).

Ryeford     A Kingfisher along the canal between Ryeford and Stonehouse Bridges at 5:30pm. (Paul Sutton).

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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