Tuesday 27th October 2020

Forest of Dean    A BLACK REDSTART and a Grey Wagtail on the roof of St Paul’s Church at Parkend. 4 or 5 pairs or Stonechats and a Fallow Deer stag at Crabtree Hill but no sign of the Great Grey Shrike. (Chris Snook).

Black Redstart by Chris Snook

Stonechat by Chris Snook

Fallow Deer by Chris Snook

At Cannop Ponds at 4:30pm a Dipper at the sluice by the stoneworks and two Grey Wagtails. On the pond opposite six Greylags, seven Coots, 17 pairs of Mallards and two males and 32+ Mandarins. (Christine Mora).

Nailsworth area     At Calcot Manor a late Swallow, seven Stonechats, 1800+ Fieldfares, 40+ Redwings, 3+ Bramblings, 45+ Golden Plovers and 3,800+ Common Gulls going to roost. At Hazlecote Farm a late Wheatear still. (Terry Grant).

WWT Slimbridge     The SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still by the Willow hide singing in trees above the path. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Eight Pink-footed Geese at 1:30pm but flew off S at 1:40pm. (Roger Gillespie). This afternoon 50 Canada Geese, five Shovelers, eight Snipe flushed from a ditch, 50 Fieldfares, eight Cormorants flew over and 12 Mute Swans. At 4:35pm the unringed Common Crane flew in from the NE landed and stayed until it was completely dark, and was obviously going to roost. (Mike Smart).

Frampton    At Splatt Bridge this morning a Marsh Harrier still showing well, a House Martin, 4+ Stonechats and a Chiffchaff. (Gordon Hodgson).

Driffield     88 Golden Plovers this afternoon at SU066988. (John Grearson).

Ryeford     A Dipper singing on the Frome this morning between Ryeford and Stanley Downton. (Simon Spedding).

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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