Sunday 25th October 2020

Sharpness     An adult male BLACK REDSTART by tallest building along Dock Road this morning. (Andy Jordan).

WWT Slimbridge     At Willow Hide a SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF singing near the hide above the path and a Water Rail under the feeders. From Zeiss hide 21 White-fronted Geese on the Bottom New Piece. Also 73 Golden Plovers, Peregrine and MERLIN.  (Slimbridge Sightings)/Helen Bojaniwska). From the Van de Bovenkamp hide a BITTERN seen preening and then flew into the reedbed towards Kingfisher hide at 10:10am, (Mike Davis).

Nailsworth area     A Red Kite, a late Wheatear at Hazlecote Farm and ten Stonechats at Calcot Manor. (Terry Grant).

Coombe Hill Meadows    c100 Wigeon, c80 Canada Geese, 15 Shovelers, c35 Long-tailed Tits, c100 Redwings, two Buzzards, c10 Teal, a Chaffinch, c25 Goldfinches, two Great Spotted Woodpecker and 30 Cormorants. (Caspar & Luther Hambling age 11 & 9).

Westonbirt     15 Crossbills in pines this morning. c500 Golden Plovers roosting on an arable field 1km W of Hunters Hall, S of the A4135. (Eric Palmer). A male Crossbill this morning in the Arboretum. (Adam Rawson).

Frampton     Around the pools a MERLIN, a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff, 84 Wigeon, 32 Gadwalls, 14 Shovelers, 363 Coots, 143 Mute Swan, two Pochards, eight Great Crested Grebes, two Little Grebes, 22 Mallards, two Stonechats, 103 Redwings, 26 Fieldfares, 34 Skylarks, eight Siskins, 37 Meadow Pipits, 16 Reed Buntings and 100+ Linnets today. A CATTLE EGRET and 13 Little Egrets over the garden this evening. (Nick Goatman).

Netheridge Farm     In stubble fields N of the Barn Owl Centre this morning a Green Sandpiper, two Snipe, a female Stonechat and 20+ Linnets. (Mark Hobson).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning two Lesser Redpolls, six Siskins and a Chiffchaff. (James Robinson).

Ashleworth Ham    Eight Snipe and two possible Jack Snipe, in the boggy field with the public footpath just off Stank Lane. (Sarah Loaring).

Cheltenham     A Grey Wagtail in the gardens at Westbourne Drive, Pittville early afternoon. (Clare McNulty).

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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