Saturday 24th October 2020

WWT Slimbridge     From Kingfisher hide a BITTERN seen twice flying between reedbeds this morning. (Aled Phillips).

Rodborough     A SWIFT species, intermittently for 10 minutes only, at 2pm during rain. (Francis Steuck).

Coombe Hill Meadows   Early morning from Grundon hide an unringed Common Crane, an adult Whooper Swan, nine Mute Swans, 490 Greylags, 245 Canada Geese and two Egyptian Geese all of these had left by 7:45am. Also this morning 126 Wigeon, two Gadwalls, 37 Mallards, nine Shovelers, five Pintails, a Teal, a Little Owl calling by the Wharf in the dark, two Meadow Pipits, 25 Fieldfares and two Stonechats. (Mike Smart).

Cotswold Water Park East     At the Pit 125-127 complex 200+ Tufted Ducks, 200+ Coots, 2000+ Black-headed Gulls on the roost early on, five Siskins over, two Ravens and six Cetti’s Warbler. (Ian Ralphs).

Halmore     A Marsh Tit in the garden today, first sighting since January, and two Greenfinches. Also a flock of c120 Meadow Pipits and daily morning flights of up to c300 Canada Geese heading SW. (Chris Newton).

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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