Sunday 18th October 2020

Rodborough Common     A male RING OUZEL at 9:20am. (Rich Hearn).

WWT Slimbridge     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER along the summer walkway. A calling SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF at the Estuary Tower end of the walkway. Four Curlew Sandpipers, a Little Stint and a Spotted Redshank on the Top New Piece. A Short-eared Owl flew across Dumbles to Middle Point. (Slimbridge Sightings/Neil Smart). A BITTERN flew towards Kingfisher hide at 10:50am. (Mike Davis). A Little Grebe, c400 Dunlins, two Snipe, five Shovelers, c50 Teal, c30 White-fronted Geese and two Pintails. (Cas & Luther Hambling, age 11 & 9).

Leckhampton Hill     c500 Golden Plovers this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Upper Rissington     130 Golden Plovers over a ploughed field this lunchtime. (Andy Lewis).

Whitminster     A Great White Egret, a Jack Snipe, three Stonechats, eight Curlews, 50 Redwings and two Siskins this morning. (Richard Baatsen).

Netheridge Farm     At the Barn Owl Centre two Green Sandpipers, a Water Rail, two Snipe, three Stonechats (2m, 1f), two Cetti’s Warblers, 90 Fieldfares, 40 Redwings, three Blackcaps (1m, 2f), two Goldcrests, three Linnets and a Tawny Owl. (Mark Hobson).

Cleeve Hill     A Red Kite, a Peregrine, 100 Redwings and 30 Fieldfares, three Yellowhammers and plenty of Ravens. (Karle Burford).

Nailsworth    Two flocks of Golden Plovers (240 & 350) near Nailsworth this afternoon and a group of 14 Grey Partridges. (Rich Hearn).

Cotswold Water Park East     WeBS count today birds included at Pit 127 63 Pochards, 18 Wigeon, 13 Teal, 14 Tufted Ducks,  100 Lapwings, a Kingfisher and 360 Greylags with 60 Canada Geese. At Pit 126 100 Tufted Ducks, 30 Pochards, two Shovelers, four Wigeon, six Teal, ten Gadwalls and four female Pintails, a Cetti’s Warbler and flock of Siskins over. At Pit 125 a Stonechat, a Cetti’s Warbler and seven Meadow Pipits. At Pit 112 a Water Rail and a Kingfisher. (John Durell/Robin Griffiths). A CATTLE EGRET and two Ringed Plovers at Pit 132  this afternoon. (Steve Davies).

Aylburton Warth/Guscar Rocks     WeBS count today birds included 59 Canada Geese, three Shelducks, 46 Wigeon, 20 Teal, nine Mallards, four Grey Herons, 70 Lapwings, 150 Dunlins, three Snipe, 261 Curlew, three Redshanks, 592 Black-headed Gulls and two Common Gulls. Also a Peregrine, ten Skylarks over, a Swallow, 15+ Meadow Pipits, two Pied Wagtails, a Stonechat, a singing Chiffchaff and a Reed Bunting. (Barrie Mills/Mike Smart).

Lydney     WeBS count today between Lydney Docks and Warth Brook birds included two Canada Geese, eight Lapwings, a Cormorant, c75 Common Gulls, 48 Black-headed Gulls, six Herring Gulls and 16 Curlews. In Warth Brook 41 Black-headed Gulls, a Grey Heron, a Cormorant, a Buzzard and two Ravens. Also a Grey Wagtail and two Buzzards at Cone Pill. Also a Brown Hare swam 250m across the Warth. (Barrie Mills).

Frampton    24 Swallows and five House Martins feeding over the garden this afternoon. (Nick Goatman).

Cheltenham    Two Canada Geese on Pittville Lake today. (Mike Beer).

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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