Tuesday 20th September 2016

Pope’s Hill     This morning at 8:40am from Pope’s Hill a GREAT SKUA flew up the western edge of the Vale. It was fairly high up at c150m, more or less level with Pope’s Hill, it gained even more height and headed off NW. A patch tick. (John Phillips).

Symonds Yat    From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair, four Buzzards, Ravens, Buzzards, two Grey Herons, Jays, a Chiffchaff, Stock Doves, a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Bullfinch, a Kingfisher, a Marsh Tit, Long-tailed Tits, a Goldcrest, a Tawny Owl calling and 20 Swallows flying S. Also nine Fallow Deer, two Bank Voles, a Red Admiral and a Small White butterfly. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning c30 Teal, three Shovelers, 12 Mallards, five Grey Herons, c50 Lapwings, two Dunlins, a Green Sandpiper, 13 Snipe, a Buzzard, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, c45 Goldfinches, c25 Linnets, c20 Meadow Pipits and c50 Swallows passing. (Les Brown). Also a juvenile Little Ringed Plover and two Little Egrets. (Derek Hale).

Ashleworth Ham     c190 Canada Geese including the small race Cackling Goose, four Greylags, a Grey Heron, a Cormorant, ten Mallards, 16 Teal, a male Wigeon, c30 Swallows, c20 Sand Martins and c50 House Martins. (Les Brown).

Forest of Dean     At Crabtree Hill early morning male and female Stonechat, six Mistle Thrushes, two Chiffchaffs and three Goldcrests. (Derek Hale).

Bricklehampton     A Treecreeper in the garden today. (Chris Snook). Pic by Chris.treecreeper-200916Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake     Four Mute Swans, two Teal, 14 Mallards, a juvenile Little Grebe, a Little Egret, three Grey Herons, a Snipe, 16 Moorhens, nine Coots, a Water Rail, c250 Woodpigeon, two male Stonechats and c20 Goldfinches today. (Gordon Avery). At Hempsted a post-breeding flock of 60 House Sparrows in the garden. (Gordon Avery).

Witcombe Reservoirs     Nine Little Grebes and a Little Owl in the orchard and 26 Greylags and 38 Canada Geese. (Gordon Avery).

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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