Saturday 9th October 2021

Halmore     A male Yellow Wagtail on a phone wire this morning, a feeding flock of c25 Pied Wagtails, c15 Meadow Pipits and c250 Canada Geese flew W. (Chris Newton).

Forest of Dean    A shrike sp at Kensley today just by 90 degree bend in the tarmac road at Crabtree Hill but bad light prevented ID. Also 20 Greenfinches, 40 Lesser Redpolls, 12 Crossbills, 20 Linnets, 20 Siskins, a Chaffinch, 20 Goldfinches and 12 Meadow Pipits. (Rob Husbands).

Stinchcombe Hill     25+ Redwings, a Sand Martin with two House Martins heading S and a Firecrest in the bonfire copse. (James Robinson).

WWT Slimbridge     A Bittern flew into the reedbed between Van den Bovenkamp hide and Kingfisher hide. On the Rushy three Spotted Redshanks, a Greenshank, ten Redshanks, 15 Black-tailed Godwits, c50 Teal and an Avocet. From Zeiss hide three White-fronted Geese, the SPOONBILL and two Great White Egrets. 11 Grey Plovers, three Little Stints and a Wheatear at Middle Point. The Ross’s Goose still on the Dumbles. South Lake 52 Black-tailed Godwits and two Mediterranean Gulls. A Water Rail on the Holden Walkway. (Dot Jones/Ian Ralphs/Geoff Moyser/Mike Davis/Dave Tait).

Spotted Redshank & Greenshank by Dave Tait

Awre     This morning a Brambling, two Rock Pipits, a Wheatear, two Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, a Stonechat, eight Reed Buntings, five Siskins, two Grey Wagtails, seven Pied Wagtails, 32 Skylarks, 75+ Meadow Pipits, five Song Thrushes, six Jays, five Little Egrets, two Lapwings, 29 Curlews, 14 Ringed Plovers and 70+ Dunlins. (Lewis Thomson).

Painswick Beacon     This morning three Hawfinches, eight Bramblings, 42 Redwings and 24 Jays S in small high groups. (Francis Steuck).

Gloucester     Three Little Egrets flew over at Over at 2pm. (Donna Cook).

Coombe Hill Meadows     17 Mute Swans, 527 Greylags, a Canada Goose, 24 Wigeon, six Gadwalls, 27 Teal, eight Mallards, three Shovelers, two Grey Herons, three Cormorants, five Moorhens, a Kestrel, a Snipe, a Kingfisher, small numbers of Skylarks passing over, at least four Stonechats, two Blackcaps in sub-song, a Chiffchaff and a Reed Bunting. (David Anderson/Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     58 Greylags, a Wigeon, 20 Teal, a Gadwall, 290 Mallards, a Grey Heron, a Buzzard, two Snipe and a Chiffchaff singing. (Mike Smart).

Chavenage Lane/Calcot area     Ten Jays, five flew S, very high up, 19 Cormorants flew W, a Red Kite, nine Stonechats and 15+ Redwings over. (Terry Grant).

Tresham     Three Red Kites, 35+ Red-legged Partridges, a Grey Partridge and a Goshawk. (Terry Grant).

Tewkesbury     A Red Kite and a Buzzard circling together over the town centre at 2:30pm. (Les Ditchburn).

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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