Saturday 6th November 2021

Forest of Dean     Two Sparrowhawks over Sandford Terrace in Aylburton this morning. At Crabtree Hill four Crossbills, 20 Siskins, two Stonechats and some big flocks of Mistle Thrushes and Redwings. (Jonny Gentle). At Woorgreens today at least 300 Fieldfares through and hundreds of Redwings, also a continuing passage of Siskins and Lesser Redpolls, probably 100 of each, and a few Bramblings over. 35 Siskins and 50 Lesser Redpolls ringed today. (Rob Husbands).

Nailsworth      A fairly heavy movement of thrushes throughout the day. A count between 12:05-1:35pm saw 875+ Fieldfares and 365+ Redwings most flying W. A number of first-winter Blackbirds dropped in occasionally in twos and threes. Also 750+ Wood Pigeons, three Siskins, three garden Goldcrests and a female Green Woodpecker. (Terry Grant).

Green Woodpecker by Terry Grant

Chavenage Lane     Late afternoon 520+ Fieldfares and 375+ Redwings moving W and two Red Kites circling. (Terry Grant).

Kingswood     This morning at GWT’s Nind reserve, 3+ Siskins and a Little Egret. (Vic Polley).

WWT Slimbridge     Today 11 Russian White-fronted Geese and two Greenland White-fronted Geese, five Bewick’s Swans, the Spoonbill and 16 Ruff. (Jeanne Vitkovskis/Dot Jones).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds included 20 Mute Swans, 140 Greylags, 70 Canada Geese, two Shelducks, 495 Wigeon, seven Gadwalls, 58 Teal, 90 Mallards, seven Pintails, 64 Shovelers, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, a Cormorant, a Black-tailed Godwit, 80+ Lapwings, four Dunlins, ten Pied Wagtails, multiple mixed flocks of 20+ Fieldfares and Redwings and a Reed Bunting. (David Anderson/Mike Smart/Paul Clark).

Leigh Meadows     Ten Mute Swans, two Grey Herons, five Snipe, a Meadow Pipit, 40 Redwings and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Cobney Meadows     Two Mute Swans, five Mallards and a Jack Snipe today. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     Two Greylags, 205 Canada Geese, seven Wigeon, a Teal, 80 Mallards, a Kestrel, four Pintails, five Snipe and three Meadow Pipits. (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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