Monday 4th October 2021

WWT Slimbridge     A Cattle Egret on the Tack Piece and later from Zeiss hide this morning. A juvenile SPOONBILL on river from Middle Point and later on the Top New Piece, also a Great White Egret on the river. 21 Ruff from Zeiss hide. A Mediterranean Gull on South Lake. Four Spotted Redshanks on the Rushy. (Paul Masters/Neil Smart/Ian Hull).

Saul Warth     Ten Grey Plovers, 70+ Curlews, 10+ Ringed Plovers, 250+ Dunlins, four Little Egrets, a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk, 50+ Shelducks, ten Swallows, four Meadow Pipits, a Grey Wagtail and 80+ Goldfinches. (MK).

Curlew by Mike King

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 132 two Dunlins, a Black-tailed Godwit, two Green Sandpipers, a Cetti’s Warbler, three Great White Egrets and a Water Rail calling. (Duncan Dine).

Black-tailed Godwit by Duncan Dine

Forest of Dean     At Upper Cannop Pond 30+ Mandarins, 7+ Little Grebes, a pair of Ravens, a male Wigeon and a Dipper in the outflow. (Mike Ingleby).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning two Redwings, a steady movement of Meadow Pipits S with a few Siskins, Linnets and Chaffinches. A few Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps still. (James Robinson).

Southam     This morning a male Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard, a Goshawk and two Ravens all circling over Queenswood. Also a first-winter Grey Wagtail at the garden pond in Prestbury. (Ken Heron).

Nailsworth     A Grass Snake in the garden today. (Terry Grant).

Grass Snake by 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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