Thursday 14th October 2021

WWT Slimbridge     A GREY PHALAROPE on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide at 9:25am then flew towards the river at 9:40am with no further sign. (Roberta Goodall). At high tide at Middle Point a Greenshank, an Avocet, four Little Egrets, a Great White Egret, five Dunlins, six Shelducks and 20 Pintails. (Paul Masters).

Slimbridge     A Peregrine on Slimbridge church again today. (Paul Masters/Paul Sutton).

Peregrine by Paul Sutton

Frampton     A Barn Owl and a Short-eared Owl hunting at Splatt Bridge at 7am. (Roy Widgery).

Saul Warth     Two  Great White Egrets, eight Little Egrets, three Grey Herons, eight Grey Plovers, a Ringed Plover, 22 Dunlins, 100+ Curlews and 120+ Shelducks. (MK).

Awre     This morning a Great White Egret, three Little Egrets, an Avocet, 35 Curlews, five Ringed Plovers, a Snipe, 34 Jays, flocks of 19 and 15, both heading high N, a Rock Pipit, four Stonechats, four Reed Buntings and a Chiffchaff. (Lewis Thomson).

Purton     A Marsh Harrier flew up river at 11:10am. (Martin Greenish/Michelle Davis).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Common Cranes flew S over Wainlode Hill towards Gloucester at 5:40pm. Also a juvenile Hobby. (Jeremy Squire).

Forest of Dean     At Cannop Ponds three Wigeon, 31 Mandarins, 12 Tufted Ducks, a Kingfisher and a Grey Wagtail. At Parkend c50 Redwings over, seven Pied Wagtails and two Dippers on the stream behind The Fountain pub. At Crabtree Hill 100+ Redwings over, two Stonechats, 6+ Lesser Redpolls, 20+ Siskins, 35+ Goldfinches and six Crossbills. (Derek Hale).

Stonehouse     A juvenile Little Grebe between the Ocean and Bond’s Mill and a female Mandarin still on the Ocean. (Paul Sutton).

Little Grebe by Paul Sutton

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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