Tuesday 4th October 2016

Arlingham     Near Arlingham an OSPREY flew NE towards the Forest. Also a Curlew flew from a cornfield onto the river.(Marie-Claire Chapman).

Sharpness      A GREAT WHITE EGRET and a Spotted Redshank from SARA this evening. Also a Reed Warbler. (Andy Jordan).

Symonds Yat    From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, a Goshawk, a male Sparrowhawk, four Buzzards, Ravens, a male Mandarin, nine Siskins, c12 Long-tailed Tits, two Mistle Thrushes, three Jays, Fallow Deer rutting and four seen including a fully antlered black mulberry buck swimming across the Wye. Also a Speckled Wood and two Red Admiral butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Framilode     A Kingfisher behind The Ship Inn and six Shelducks flew onto the river. On the shore between Framilode and Frampton 24 Wheatears  and two Little Egrets. (Marie-Claire Chapman).

Frampton     At Frampton shore 25+ Curlews and many Shelducks.(Marie-Claire Chapman).

Duntisbourne Leer     Seven Linnets, three Yellowhammers and 30+ Goldfinches on wires near at 6:05pm and 50+ Golden Plovers in the adjacent newly turned field. (Michael Cook).

Chapman’s Cross     80+ Golden Plovers in a rape field at 6:20pm. (Michael Cook).

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Lake 70+Linnets, a pair of Stonechats and a Little Grebe this morning. (Martin Greenish).

Cleeve Hill     This morning a Whinchat by the gate from West Down into Wardens Wood, five Stonechats near Wontley Barn.  Several small flocks of 15-25 Redwings flying over heading W.  At least 500 Linnets on a stubble field, disturbed by a Sparrowhawk. (Chris Stott).

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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