Friday 1st October 2021

Frampton     A Barn Owl hunting at Splatt Bridge 7:45-8am, mobbed by three Magpies and six Jackdaws. (Roy Widgery).

Saul Warth     This afternoon a Little Stint, two Dunlins, 15 Ringed Plovers, 200+ Curlews, a Buzzard, a Peregrine, two Kestrels,  two Wheatears, 50+ Goldfinches and a Small Copper. (MK).

Aylburton Common     At least 50 House Martins feeding over the garden at 9:50am. (Martin Vaisey).

WWT Slimbridge     On the Rushy a drake Mandarin, three Spotted Redshanks, five Greenshanks and an Avocet. At Zeiss hide two Whooper Swans roosted but flew off S, a Water Rail, a Cetti’s Warbler, the SPOONBILL and 79 Black-tailed Godwits. From Middle Point and the Summer Walkway a Stonechat, a Whinchat, two Wheatears, 10+ Meadow Pipits, six Skylarks, three Swallows, a Great White Egret, two Little Egrets, four Golden Plovers and 55 over also the Ross’s Goose. (Dot Jones/Tim Jukes/Ian Hull). From the Robbie Garnett hide c200 Teal, nine Shovelers, 20 Greylags, c20 Gadwalls, a Little Egret, c40 Black-tailed Godwits, two Curlews and c300 Starlings flying towards the river in small groups. (Dave Tait).

Black-tailed Godwits by Dave Tait

Nailsworth     259 House Martins, 20 Swallows, eight pipits sp and a REDWING in three brief counts totalling one hour . (Terry Grant).

Chavenage Lane     Three Red Kites and 180+ Linnets today. (Terry Grant).

Barton End     A Wheatear feeding with Meadow Pipits. (Terry Grant).

Whittington     A roosting Tawny Owl at Arle Grove. (Howard 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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.