Thursday 7th October 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows     An adult female Marsh Harrier hunting over the reserve this morning. Also a Greenshank, five Snipe and a Great White Egret. (Ian Hull). Also a Little Egret, a Green Woodpecker, three Grey Herons, a Kingfisher and a Blackcap. (Jeremy Holland).

WWT Slimbridge     At Middle Point a Little Stint, seven Grey Plovers and four Little Egrets. (Roberta Goodall/Mike Davis). A Great White Egret from Van de Bovenkamp hide and the SPOONBILL feeding on the river. An adult Mediterranean Gull on South Lake and six male Pochards on the deep lake. A Greenshank and an Avocet on the Rushy. Nine Greenshanks and two Spotted Redshanks on the Top New Piece. (Roberta Goodall).

Saul Warth     At high tide a Curlew, a Ringed Plover, 60 Dunlins, 43 Lapwing flew S, eight Little Egrets, 40+ Goldfinches, 20+ Linnets, 54 Meadow Pipits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, four Skylarks, five Swallows, a Chiffchaff, male and female Stonechat, a Grey Wagtail, three Ravens and four Jays. (MK).

Frampton     On Court Lake two Hobbies, six Siskins, two Curlews, a Kingfisher, 26 Gadwalls, four Teal, two Wigeon, four Tufted Ducks, three Great Crested Grebes, 64 Mute Swans and a Cetti’s Warbler today. (Nick Goatman).

Brimscombe     c20 House Martins feeding low over the garden this morning. (Helen Bojaniwska).

Newnham-on-Severn     A Red Kite over Newnham and three Stonechats along the fence on Arlingham bank of the Severn. (Lewis Thomson).

Awre     Five Wheatears, two Stonechats, four Reed Buntings, a Grey Wagtail, a Chiffchaff, 50 Dunlins, eight Ringed Plovers, 35 Curlews, two Snipe and a Little Egret this morning. (Lewis Thomson).

Nailsworth     11 Jays, eight of them flew S very high up just after midday. Also 24 House Martins flew S and a second young Grass Snake in the garden. (Terry Grant).

Innsworth     An unconfirmed report of a Hoopoe flying WSW late morning. (per BirdGuides).

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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