Sunday 6th December 2020

Frampton     Five PINK-FOOTED GEESE on the shore late morning viewed from Splatt Bridge towpath. They flew off towards WWT at 2:45pm. Also a Little Egret, two Buzzards, a Water Rail calling, 45 Shelducks and a Stonechat. (Neil Smart).

Broadoak     A Whooper Swan floating on the River Severn off of The White Hart at 11:15am. (Lewis Thomson).

WWT Slimbridge     Three CATTLE EGRETS left the roost in the Decoy this morning at 8:49am and flew towards Shepherd’s Patch. (Slimbridge Sightings). The red wing-tagged Marsh Harrier again today from Zeiss hide. (Helen Bojaniwska). On the Bottom New Piece viewed from Kingfisher Hide c400 Lapwings, 600+ Golden Plovers, c200 Dunlins, four Ruff, Curlews and Black-tailed Godwits and the Marsh Harrier there too. (Kate Fox).

Coombe Hill Meadows    c300 Greylags, 12 Canada Geese, 560 Wigeon, c150 Teal, at least Shovelers, five Pintails, five Gadwalls, 20+ Mallards, 60 Lapwings and two pairs of Stonechats this morning. (Mike Smart).

Stanley Downton     c70 Chaffinches, c40 House Sparrows and 15+ Pied Wagtails, a Cormorant on a pylon and a Buzzard nearby. A Little Grebe on the canal between the Ocean and Bond’s Mill. (Paul Sutton).

Winchcombe     Garden birds today included a female Blackcap, a female Great Spotted Woodpecker, a first year male Blackbird and a small Starling flock. (Peter Rodgers).

Great Spotted Woodpecker by Peter Rodgers

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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