Thursday 29th October 2020

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

Frampton     This afternoon an orange wing-tagged Marsh Harrier and a Chiffchaff at Splatt Bridge. Around the pools two male Pochards, four Little Egrets and three Chiffchaffs at the Sailing Lake. 24 Shovelers, seven Wigeon, 58 Gadwalls, two Egyptian Geese and a female Mandarin at Court Lake. (Gordon Hodgson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     The unringed adult Common Crane flew in at 4:35pm, circled several times and left. (Ian Hull/Les Ditchburn/Mike Smart). Also this afternoon 11 Mute Swans, many hundreds of Greylags and Canada Geese coming in to roost but too dark to count, 180 Wigeon, two Gadwalls, 20 Teal, ten Mallards, 25 Shovelers, eight Pintails, two Grey Herons, two Little Grebes, two Coots, two Buzzards, a Golden Plover over calling, a Little Owl calling from the Wharf after dark, a Meadow Pipit, two Stonechats and 130+ Fieldfares. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     The unringed adult Common Crane flew over S from Coombe Hill quite high at 4:55pm. Also this afternoon 259 Canada Geese, 222 Greylags, 37 Mallards, 19 Teal, 63 Wigeon, three Moorhens, a Barnacle Goose, 47 Fieldfares, three Chaffinches, a Peregrine and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

Common Crane 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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