Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Painswick Beacon     VisMig this morning included a calling LAPLAND BUNTING S at 9:15am, two Hawfinches, 187 Bramblings including a flock of 70 and 2000 Wood Pigeons. (Francis Steuck).

Sharpness     A female/first winter male BLACK REDSTART at end of Dock Road today. (Andy Jordan).

Tewkesbury     A Ring-necked Parakeet at SO91003328  in an apple tree behind Elmvil Road next to Kenard Engineering this morning. At Tewkesbury N.R. Cowfield Farm this afternoon two Water Rails squealing, a Sparrowhawk and a Green Woodpecker. (Les Ditchburn).

WWT Slimbridge     A SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF and a Common Chiffchaff around the Withy Bed/Willow hide this morning. A Short-eared Owl at Middle Point and a WATER PIPIT flew towards the Top New Piece. (Martin McGill). At Martin Smith hide, a BITTERN flew in to reeds at 10:30am, walked out at 2:30pm and flew off at 3pm. Also a Bewick’s Swan, two Common Cranes, a Redshank, a Spotted Redshank four Cormorants and a Cetti’s Warbler. (Alan Waterman).

Bittern by Alan Waterman

Slimbridge     The Peregrine on Slimbridge church again today. (Paul Sutton).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning flyover Siskins, Redwings, Blackbirds, 280+ Wood Pigeons, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits and a Hawfinch. Also three Bullfinches feeding on spindle on the S slope. (Neil Smart).

Minchinhampton     A Red Kite over Iron Mills Common today. (Richard Parker).

Stonehouse     A Kingfisher at Ryeford and two more near St Cyr’s Church and the Ocean today. (Paul Sutton).

Kingfisher by Paul Sutton

Twyning     At Upham Meadow ten Greylags, 200 Canada Geese, five Mallards, a Grey Heron, a Stonechat, a few Skylarks going over, five Meadow Pipits and at least two Reed Buntings along the ditches. (Mike Smart).

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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