Wednesday 4th November 2020

Minchinhampton Common     Three Golden Plovers sat on the Common at Tom Long’s Post SO859012 early morning. (Jamie Warren).

Sharpness     The male BLACK REDSTART still along Dock Road around the tallest building, often a third of the way up around the metalwork, this morning. (Andy Jordan).

Berkeley shore/Pill     Four Jack Snipe, 17 Snipe, three Turnstones, eight Redshanks, a Dunlin, four Rock Pipits and a Stonechat. (Paul Taylor).

Frampton pools     A Little Grebe, 25+ Wigeon, 16+ Shovelers, a Water Rail, a Tawny Owl roosting, a female Sparrowhawk, ten Siskins, two Lesser Redpolls, a Cetti’s Warbler heard, a singing Chiffchaff and a pair of mating Common Darters and a Migrant Hawker. (MK/Nick Goatman).

Tawny Owl by Mike King

WWT Slimbridge     This morning three Water Rails, a female Stonechat, a Little Grebe, a male Blackcap, a red-tagged Marsh Harrier, a Peregrine, two Goldcrests, a Treecreeper and a second-hand report of the Bittern at 10:30am. Also the Pink-footed Goose still. (Mike Davis).

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE again at Crabtree Hill today. (Dan Watson/Terry Stevenson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Late afternoon 464 Wigeon, 222 Greylags and a 156 Canada Geese, smaller numbers of Pintails, Tufted Ducks, Shovelers and Teal. Also a Chiffchaff, a Raven, a Peregrine, a grounded Cormorant on the bank and c200 Fieldfares coming in to roost in the hedges and withy beds. (Ian Ralphs).

Ashleworth Ham     From mid afternoon until almost dark birds included four Tufted Ducks, 224 Greylags, 77 Canada Geese, 52 Mallards, nine Teal, five Wigeon, three Moorhens, a Grey Heron, 34 Lapwings, two Snipe, two Chaffinches, 26 Fieldfares, a Peregrine, a Sparrowhawk and a Buzzard. (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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