Tuesday 21st September 2021

WWT Slimbridge     11 RUSSIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE circling the Trust from 7:55am, the first of the autumn. (Martin McGill). Also today from Robbie Garnett hide c60 Teal, 40 Gadwalls, 30 Wigeon and six Canada Geese. From Martin Smith hide a Kingfisher, four Mallards and ten Teal. On the Rushy two Spotted Redshanks, four Ruff, two Black-tailed Godwits, 30 Teal, an Avocet, a Snipe, six Shovelers and two female Pintails. (Dave Tait).

Pintail by Dave Tait

Saul Warth    11 RUSSIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE flew N over Hock Ditch at 8:45am. At high tide two Grey Herons, nine Little Egrets, 21 Shelducks, a Grey Plover, 190+ Dunlins, 50+ Ringed Plovers, two Wheatears, four Meadow Pipits, 4+ Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, two Grey Wagtails, 100+ Goldfinches, nine Swallows S and two Jays. (MK). After the tide four Grey Plovers, two Bar-tailed Godwits, three Sanderlings, three Little Stints, 200+ Dunlins, 56+ Ringed Plover and a Knot. Along the hedgerows four Stonechats, two Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Wheatear and a Redstart. (Neil Smart). Also a Kestrel hunting dragonflies. (Nigel Young).

White-fronted Geese by Mike King

Kestrel by Nigel Young

Cleeve Hill     This morning a Wheatear, two Stonechats, a Blackcap and a Kestrel. (Jeremy Holland).

Chavenage Lane/Calcot area     At least eight Red Kites, 20+ Buzzards and eight Stonechats today. (Terry Grant).

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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