Thursday 22nd October 2020

Frampton     A DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE this morning at Saul Warth soon relocated to Splatt flashes N of Splatt Bridge. (Neil Smart). Also early afternoon an adult Yellow-legged Gull flew in at 2:15pm, also Ruff, Greenshank, six Shelducks, a Water Rail calling, a Kestrel, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Skylarks, a Kingfisher, a Chiffchaff, a female Stonechat and a flock of 21 Long-tailed Tits. (MK). On the Sailing Lake late afternoon a Sand Martin still, two Chiffchaffs and an adult Yellow-legged Gull. (Nick Goatman).

Dark-bellied Brent Goose by Mike King

Dark-bellied Brent Goose & Yellow-legged Gull by Mike King

WWT Slimbridge     A SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF singing and showing well along Estuary Walkway this morning. A CATTLE EGRET in the Tin Shed Ground with longhorn cattle viewed from the Van de Bovenkamp hide. Also 46 White-fronted Geese on site this morning.  (Slimbridge Sightings).

Sharpness/Purton     Along the canal two OTTERS, also in the area a Common Sandpiper, two Stonechats, two Blackcaps and two Chiffchaffs. (Paul Taylor).

Leckhampton Hill    A late Swallow, a flyover Crossbill and 200+ Golden Plovers which circled for 10 minutes but didn’t land. (Mark Dowie).

Coombe Hill Meadows    A Whooper Swan still this afternoon. Also 200+ Greylags settled on the Long Pool. (Paul Clark).

Deerhurst     A MERLIN flew over high S this evening. (Jeremy Squire).

Stonehouse     Three Green Sandpipers calling in flight over Oldends SO793054 at 9:30am. (Richard Lansdown).

Hasfield Ham     This afternoon from Stank Lane a Peregrine sharing a pylon with a Raven, also a male Great Spotted Woodpecker near the start of the lane. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Tewkesbury N.R.     This afternoon a male Stonechat beside the River Swilgate. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Dursley     A Stonechat this morning between Whiteway and Rockstowes. (Phil Pope).

Calcot Manor & Chavenage Road     12 Stonechats and 1700+ Woodpigeons. (Terry Grant).

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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