Sunday 3rd October 2021

Frampton    Vis-mig from the towpath N of Splatt Bridge between 7-10:30am included a high count of 1638 Meadow Pipits, 486 Linnets, 108 Swallows, 56 Alba Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail, 12 Reed Buntings, three Jays and four Skylarks all flew SW, also a Ruff, a Golden Plover and a Greenshank. (Gordon Hodgson). Also the SPOONBILL on the estuary and a Goshawk through at Splatt Bridge. (Colin Greenfield). At the pools this morning eight Sand Martins, three Swallows, two House Martins, 105 Meadow Pipits, 38 Skylarks, 200+ Goldfinches, 75+ Linnets, 18 Reed Buntings, seven Chiffchaffs, four Cetti’s Warblers, a Grey Wagtail, two Mistle Thrushes, a Blackcap and the adult Yellow-legged Gull. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth     This afternoon 11 Grey Plovers and five Ringed Plovers fairly close in. Also 6+ Curlews, a Wheatear, 40+ Goldfinches, a Meadow Pipit, 50+ Carrion Crows, a Grey Wagtail and a Kestrel. (MK).

Grey Plover by Mike King

WWT Slimbridge     At Middle Point two Whinchats, three Little Egrets, a Greenshank and four Roe Deer. Also a Cattle Egret and 118 Black-tailed Godwits on South Lake and two Spotted Redshanks and an Avocet on the Rushy.  (Mike Davis/Neil Smart/James Robinson).

Walmore Common     A Sand Martin, a Tree Pipit over and a female Redstart today. (Andy Jayne).

Frampton Mansell area     c200 Golden Plovers and a Lapwing and a Peregrine over this afternoon. 25 Linnets, two Yellowhammers and a Wheatear in the hedgerow off Emmerson Lane. A FIELDFARE at Beacon Farm  in the hedge of the field known as the Big Dipper. A Red Kite over the Jolly Nice Farm Shop at 3pm. (Michael Cook).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon a Great White Egret, four Grey Herons, 115 Greylags, two Jays, Teal, Mute Swan, a Mistle Thrush, three Swallows and a small group of Meadow Pipits. (Eric Harris).

Shab Hill    48 Golden Plovers this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Edge Common     This morning a steady stream of Meadow Pipits S, male and female Kestrel, a Marsh Tit with a tit flock and a few Chiffchaffs. (Sam Walker).

Nailsworth     19 Swallows and 41 Meadow Pipits flying S, and this evening two Great White Egrets flying NW at 6:20pm. (Terry Grant).

Lineover Wood     At SO987187 a Green Woodpecker, three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Buzzards, 3/4 Jays, two Bullfinches and two small roving flocks including two Nuthatches, a Treecreeper, a Goldcrest and several Coal Tits. (Steve Brown).

Cleeve Hill     A Swallow at Wontley Barn and a couple of Stonechats this morning. (Duncan Dine).

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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