Saturday 17th October 2020

WWT Slimbridge    A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER calling from the copse behind Knott/Willow hide at 11:20am but not seen. (Tim Salkeld). A Curlew Sandpiper still on the Rushy today. From Zeiss hide 34 White-fronted Geese, two Curlew Sandpipers and a Spotted Redshank. (Dot Jones/Magnus Carter).

Cleeve Hill     Two RING OUZELS this morning. (Tom Mabbett).

Berkeley shore     At Severn House Farm over the high tide four Turnstones, two Rock Pipits and a late Wheatear. (Paul Rich).

Stinchcombe Hill    58 Redwings, 75 Fieldfares, 60 Chaffinches, two Linnets and three Common Gulls on the golf course. (James Robinson). Also a Brambling this morning. (Neil Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     WeBS count today included seven Mute Swans, 300 Greylags, 550 Canada Geese, a Barnacle Goose, two Egyptian Geese, 250 Wigeon, 90 Teal, two Gadwalls, 180 Mallards, 28 Pintails, 130 Shovelers, two Grey Herons, a Moorhen, a Water Rail, 18 Lapwings, eight Snipe and a Curlew flying over. Also a Sparrowhawk, a Peregrine, a Buzzard, two drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 20 Skylarks over SW, two Meadow Pipits, two Stonechats, five Fieldfares, a Chiffchaff calling, two Reed Buntings. Birds trapped today included a Brambling, two Lesser Redpolls and a Chiffchaff. (Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening).

Coombe Hill Meadows     WeBS count today included 500 Canada Geese, 137 Greylags, two Moorhens, 15 Mute Swans, a Whooper Swan, four Grey Herons, 17 Mallards, 38 Teal, 23 Wigeon, four Lapwings, a Water Rail, eight Snipe, a Curlew calling, a Little Grebe and eight Shelducks. (David Anderson/Andrew Godden).

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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