Friday 8th October 2021

Avening     In the Star Farm area a Wheatear, 60+ Chaffinches, 120+ Yellowhammers and two male Stonechats. (Terry Grant).

Nailsworth     At Barton End three Stonechats and a covey of six Red-legged Partridges.(Terry Grant).

Forest of Dean     A Redwing calling over Crabtree Hill at 9:35am. (Frank Williams).

Saul Warth     At high tide four Grey Plovers, 79+ Dunlins, 14 Ringed Plovers, a Common Sandpiper, 50+ Curlews, a drake Wigeon, 62 Shelducks, six Grey Herons, 14 Little Egrets, ten Skylarks, 28 Meadow Pipits, six Mistle Thrushes, 60+ Goldfinches, a Chiffchaff, a pair of Stonechats and three Jays. (Nigel Cramp/Mike Davis/MK).

Frampton    Vis-mig slow at Splatt Bridge this morning, two Redwings, four Song Thrushes, six Jays, 189 Meadow Pipits, a Rock/Water Pipit, 17 Chaffinches, 11 Alba Wagtails, a Grey Wagtails, 45 Wigeon and 50 Swallows all S. Also 12 Little Egrets, two Grey Wagtails by the bridge and a Cetti’s Warbler. (Gordon Hodgson/Sue Beynon). At the Sailing Lake 12 Great Crested Grebes, a Yellow-legged Gull, two Tufted Ducks, a Cetti’s Warbler, 129 Greylags, 17 Mute Swans, a Grey Heron, four Cormorants and 40 Coots. (Sue Beynon).

WWT Slimbridge     From Middle Point 302 Curlews, eight Grey Plovers, five Bar-tailed Godwits, the SPOONBILL and a Great White Egret. On the Rushy two Spotted Redshanks and two Avocets. From Zeiss hide eight Greenshanks, c200 Dunlins and a Little Stint. A Cattle Egret, two Mediterranean Gulls and 59 Black-tailed Godwits on South Lake. Seven Ruff from Kingfisher hide. (Dot Jones/Ian Hull/Ian Jukes/Jonathan Bull).

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Area late afternoon four Stonechats (3m, 1f), a Reed Bunting, two Moorhens, four Mallards, a Grey Heron, a Kestrel and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

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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