Wednesday 21st September 2016

Cotswold Water Park East    A late passage juvenile HONEY BUZZARD over Whelford Lakes, E of Fairford, at 1:30pm mobbed by Lesser Black-backed Gulls, then flew steadily S. Also two feeding Hobbies, and five Buzzards. (Martin Wright/Tony Perry).

WWT Slimbridge     A SPOTTED CRAKE at the Van den Bovencamp hide along South Finger from late morning today. (Gordon Youdale). Pics by Roy Shilham.spotted-crake-1-210916

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Aston Down     A REDWING at Hampton Fields early this morning at cSO907002, another seen at the weekend off the Welsh Way  near Meysey Hampton. On Aston Down airfield  a Wheatear, a Mistle Thrush and nine Roe Deer and two Brown Hares. (Michael Cook).

Duntisbourne     This afternoon two Grey Partridges flew across the road at the Duntisbourne Leer turning and a mixed finch flock on a game cover crop including Linnets, Goldfinches, Chaffinches, House Sparrows, three Yellowhammers and two Corn Buntings. (Michael Cook).

Cleeve Hill     This evening a Whinchat, three Stonechats many Meadow Pipits on the move. (Greg Mabbett).

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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