Wednesday 14th October 2020

Purton     Two LAPLAND BUNTINGS flew low N and a female MERLIN flew S. (Francis Steuck).

WWT Slimbridge     The first pair of White-fronted Geese arrived this morning on the Top New Piece. (Slimbridge Sightings). A Curlew Sandpiper and a Spotted Redshank on the Rushy. (Jon Mercer/Matt Lathan).

Saul Warth     A Little Stint still with 346 Dunlin this afternoon. Also four Chiffchaffs and eight Fieldfares in the short hedge and a trickle of Redwings and Chaffinches over N. (Gordon Hodgson). 

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Whooper Swan this evening, also a Ruff. (Jeremy Squire).

Frampton     A Crossbill, 16 Fieldfares, 109 Redwings and eight Pied Wagtails all flying N over the garden. At the pools this evening five Swallows, two Chiffchaffs, 42 Redwings, 12 Fieldfares, 200+ Starlings, 500+ Jackdaws and 18 Little Egrets. (Nick Goatman).

Elkstone    40 Golden Plovers at 11am today. (Pete Grimmitt).

Winstone    500+ Golden Plovers circled over the A417 near Winstone late morning. (Jon Mercer). 

Witcombe Reservoirs    Four Canada Geese, ten Greylags, two Mute Swans, seven Mallards, three Teal, three Tufted Ducks, five Little Grebes, two Great Crested Grebes, six Cormorants, 13 Moorhens, 35 Coots, 27 Black-headed Gulls and a Buzzard. (Gordon Avery).

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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