Sunday 7th November 2021

WWT Slimbridge    Highlights today included three Greenland White-fronted Geese and ten Russian White-fronted Geese, the Dark-bellied Brent Goose, the SPOONBILL, a BITTERN, a GARGANEY, three Little Stints and a WATER PIPIT today. (Neil Smart).

Berkeley Pill     A WATER PIPIT today. (Andy Jordan).

Tresham     Early morning a Peregrine, 40+ Golden Plovers and three Corn Buntings. (Paul Rich).

Frampton pools     Seven Chiffchaffs, 12 Fieldfares, four Redwings, 12 Siskins, seven Goldcrests, a Blackcap, 11 Little Grebes, 52 Wigeon, 17 Shovelers, 31 Gadwalls, 54 Tufted Ducks and a Common Darter. (Nick Goatman).

Stinchcombe Hill    Still at least 20 Bramblings feeding with other finches this afternoon. Small flocks of Siskins and a few Lesser Redpolls heading westwards. (James Robinson).

Cambridge Arms Bridge     On the Gloucester Sharpness Canal this afternoon, a male Kingfisher, a Cetti’s Warbler calling, and at least 17 Common Darters, including three mating pairs. (Sheila Wasley).

Forest of Dean     Today at Staple Edge wood a small mixed flock of Chaffinches, Bramblings, Siskins and Goldfinches. Above Lower Soudley at 2:30pm two Hawfinches at SO666108 flying across and perching briefly and on the other side of Soudley Brook a Hawfinch atop a tall conifer. (Andrew McDermid & Louise Watson).

Guscar Rocks/Aylburton Warth     WeBS count today at the Guscar end 13 Canada Geese, 25 Wigeon, 200 Teal, a Grey Heron, a Buzzard, two Lapwings, five Snipe, 20 Curlews, a Green Sandpiper, 29 Redshanks, a Turnstone, 2-3 Skylarks, one in song, five Meadow Pipits, three Pied Wagtails, a very late SWALLOW, a pair of Stonechats and three Reed Buntings. From the Aylburton end three Grey Herons, two Cormorants, a Peregrine, 70 Lapwings, three Snipe, 320 Curlews, 50 Black-headed Gulls, five Herring Gulls, three Skylarks, 20 Meadow Pipits, a Pied Wagtail and three Reed Buntings. (Barrie Mills/Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury     At Cowfield Farm this morning 50+ Redwings, 40+ Goldfinches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Green Woodpecker. (Les Ditchburn).

Maisemore     This afternoon a Goldcrest, 40 Fieldfares, two Redwings, three Long-tailed Tits, two Greenfinches, two Green Woodpeckers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Stock Doves, eight Moorhens, three Mallards, two Cormorants, two Mute Swans and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

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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