Tuesday 13th October 2020

Frampton     At 1pm at the Sailing Lake a YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER with a small tit flock calling occasionally. Also two Stonechats, a singing Chiffchaff, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Cetti’s Warbler and Redwing over. No sign late afternoon but four Great White Egrets over, five Swallows, two House Martins and three Chiffchaffs. (Nick Goatman).

Westbury-on-Severn     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER heard calling in conifers with Goldcrests at the Severn Trent Water works. (Owen Follis).

Ashleworth Ham     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER caught and ringed this morning. Birds also ringed today included a juvenile Brambling, two Lesser Redpolls, a Goldcrest, a Meadow Pipit, two juvenile Reed Buntings, 12 Goldfinches and two Chiffchaffs. 30 Skylarks over, two pairs of Stonechats, at least 200 Canada Geese roosting, and 200 each of Wigeon and Teal. (Mervyn Greening/Mike Smart).

Purton     1130 Redwings, 87 Fieldfares and four Bramblings over and a TREE SPARROW flew N. (Francis Steuck).

WWT Slimbridge    A pair of Whooper Swans arrived on the Top New Piece flood but flew off later. (Martin McGill). A Curlew Sandpiper on South Lake. (Magnus Carter). Two Stonechats, a Wheatear and a Great White Egret from the summer walkway. Two Cetti’s Warblers near the Martin Smith hide. Two Green Sandpipers and a Kingfisher at Knott Pool. (Mike Davis). A Curlew Sandpiper on the Rushy (same bird), also a Ruff, two Redshanks and a Snipe. From Zeiss hide a Marsh Harrier, two Spotted Redshanks, 150+ Black-tailed Godwits, Lapwings and Golden Plovers.At Kingfisher hide a Stonechat and a Kingfisher. 80+ Redwings over. (John Fletcher/Jake King).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning 90 Redwings, two Bramblings, ten Siskins, a Lesser Redpoll, a Linnet, ten Chaffinches, nine Starlings and ten Meadow Pipits on the move. (James Robinson).

Chapman’s Cross     c400-500 Golden Plovers in the first field on the right towards Stroud.  Also a flock of finches feeding in the wild bird mix on the left just before “Jolly Nice” including several Lesser Redpolls and a Kestrel hunting overhead. (Mike Cook).

Hucclecote     A Sparrowhawk resting on hedge for 10 minutes before flying off at Porchester Road. (Harold Smith).

Sparrowhawk by Harold Smith

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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