Monday 26th October 2020

Forest of Dean     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Crabtree Hill at 12:20pm today. (Gavin Black).

Fretherne     25 Little Egrets and two CATTLE EGRETS in a roadside field. (Terry Grant).

Quedgeley     A pair of Ravens at Tesco at 11:20am. (MK).

Raven by Mike King

WWT Slimbridge    The SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still in trees just before Willow hide calling intermittently and showing well at times. A few Chiffchaffs calling in the Decoy. 41 White-fronted Geese still on Dumbles. (James Robinson).  From Zeiss hide two Little Stints, 97 Golden Plovers, 13 Ruff and two Spotted Redshanks today. An adult Yellow-legged Gull on South Lake. (Ian Hull). A  female/immature Marsh Harrier N of Mid Point this afternoon. (Mark Hobson).

Frampton pools     A Chiffchaff, a Cetti’s Warbler seen, a Grey Wagtail, 6+ Siskins, a female Bullfinch, the ringed Black-headed Gull 27N4 still, two Nuthatches heard, an adult Yellow-legged Gull and 4+ Migrant Hawkers and 3+ Common Darters today. (MK).

Arlingham     402 Canada Geese, a Bar-headed Goose and a Stonechat nearby. (Terry Grant).

Newnham-on-Severn     A Brambling in the garden this morning. (David Smith).

Stinchcombe Hill     A Stonechat, a singing Chiffchaff, a Lesser Redpoll, three Linnets, 15 Chaffinches, a Grey Wagtail, 31 Common Gulls and a few Redwings and Fieldfares this morning. (James Robinson).

Maisemore     From Church Road, along the lake to the weir and upper parting from mid afternoon until twilight a Kingfisher, 19 Mallards, seven Moorhens, three Mute Swans, 37 Fieldfares, five Redwings, a Long-tailed Tit, two Mistle Thrushes, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 75+ Jackdaws, a Buzzard and 106 Black-headed Gulls. (John Fletcher).

Redwing by John Fletcher

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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