Sunday 1st November 2020

WWT Slimbridge     A BLACK-THROATED DIVER this morning from the Estuary Tower for 10 minutes only this morning then flew off low upriver. It was looked for from Epney to Berkeley until early afternoon but wasn’t relocated. (Dave Creber/Neil Smart et al). Also a Pink-footed Goose, an adult KITTIWAKE flew NE upriver and an adult Yellow-legged Gull. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Black-throated Diver video grab by Roberta Goodall

Sharpness     A SHAG off of SARA at 12:15pm. (Paul Taylor). At Coastguards over the high tide a female/immature BLACK REDSTART, a Rock Pipit and two Common Sandpipers. (Paul Rich). Later two BLACK REDSTARTS a male and a female/immature at the lock gates on the north side. (Simon Bradfield).

Forest of Dean     A first-winter KITTIWAKE flew over Pope’s Hill this morning. (John & Viv Phillips).

Frampton pools     117 Gadwalls, 35 Shovelers, 37 Wigeon, 22 Mallards, 24 Tufted Ducks, 476 Coots, 40 Moorhens, 131 Mute Swans, nine Great Crested Grebes, two Little Grebes, a Chiffchaff, two Cetti’s Warbler and a Grey Wagtail. (Nick Goatman).

Forest of Dean     At Cannop ponds 21 Mandarins, two Red Crested Pochards, 25 Tufted Ducks, three Little Grebes and five Nuthatches. (Cas & Luther Hambling, age 11 & 10).

Kingscote    13 Golden Plovers on a field near Kingscote this afternoon. (Alan Jones).

Rodborough     A Kestrel flew low over the road at Bear Hill. (Nikki Smith).

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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