Tuesday 12th October 2021

Guscar/Aylburton     WeBS count today 40 Canada Geese, 70 Wigeon and 300 Teal (mostly in Cone Pill), five Mallards, seven Grey Herons, a Cormorant, 24 Lapwings, a Golden Plover, 400 Curlews, 22 Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper, 500 Black-headed Gulls, 25 Herring Gulls and five Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Also two Stonechats and two Chiffchaffs, one singing. (Mike Smart).

Rodley     85 Lapwings, nine Snipe, 22 Curlews, three Little Egrets, three Grey Herons, 30 Linnets, two Stonechats and 100 Starlings today. (David Smith).

Witcombe Reservoirs     23 Greylags, two Mute Swans, a male Shoveler, 60 Mallards, nine Tufted Ducks, three Little Grebes, two Great Crested Grebes, a Grey Heron, six Cormorants, 10+ Moorhens, 39 Coots, 160 Black-headed Gulls, two Common Gulls, a Herring Gull and a Buzzard. (Gordon Avery).

Shab Hill     380 Golden Plovers, then flew off at 12:10pm, 20+ Skylarks and 20+ Yellowhammers. (Gordon Avery). A Red Kite over the A417 at Barrow Wake at noon. (MK).

Culkerton     35 Golden Plovers circling over plough near New Barn at 3pm. (MK).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed this afternoon three Grey Herons, a Little Egret, 15 Wigeon, a pair of Shovelers, five Gadwalls, 45 Lapwings, a Red Kite, two Buzzards, a Kestrel, five Cormorants, a Stonechat, two Reed Buntings and a Cetti’s Warbler. (MK).

Wigeon by Mike King

WWT Slimbridge     The SPOONBILL on the Top New Piece, three Russian White-fronted Geese from Kingfisher hide. At Middle Point a Great White Egret and five Little Egret. The BITTERN again from Van Der Bovenkamp hide. Two Cattle Egrets on South Lake. Four Spotted Redshanks and three Greenshanks from Zeiss hide. (Jonathan Bull). From the Robbie Garnett hide this afternoon c70 Wigeon, c50 Teal, 11 Shovelers, eight Gadwalls, two Canada Geese and ten Mallards. A Water Rail seen from the Willow hide. (Dave Tait).

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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