Friday 14th October 2016

Woodford     A HOOPOE in a pony paddock at 12:25pm today, but no sign by 4:30pm. (Geoff Poulton). Pic by Geoff.hoopoe-141016

Rodley     A RICHARD’S PIPIT found at 11am at SO722122 in the first field after the end of Garden Cliff, on the river side of the flood bank. Still present at 3pm. (John & Viv Phillips).

Coombe Hill Meadows      A GREAT GREY SHRIKE this morning, right down the towpath opposite the footbridge to Long Pool. Also six Mute Swans, seven Canada Geese, four Wigeon, 84 Teal, 12 Mallards, four Shovelers, two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, five Snipe, a Redshank, a Kingfisher, a Sparrowhawk, five Meadow Pipits SW, 20 Redwings, a Cetti’s Warbler, two Chiffchaffs calling, 25 Goldfinches and three Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart/Les Brown).

Leigh/Cobney Meadows     A Mute Swan, five Mallards, a Teal, a Grey Heron, two Little Egrets, five Snipe, a Green Sandpiper, seven Skylarks and a Meadow Pipit. (Mike Smart/Les Brown).

Ashleworth Ham     A Canada Goose, a Wigeon, three Mallards, 56 Teal and a Snipe. (Mike Smart/Les Brown).

Cleeve Hill    At least four RING OUZELS together on Cleeve Hill this afternoon at 2:15pm, feeding on Hawthorn bushes laden with berries along with Redwings. At the foot of the escarpment cliff by the small wood on the cliff-side to the N of Prestbury Hill Reserve at SO985253. (Rob & Petra Crofton).

Berkeley shore     Two Snipe, two Wheatears and three Stonechats this morning along Berkeley Pill to the Severn.  (Vic Polley).

Epney     Four Ruff on the river opposite the Anchor Inn. (Jeremy Squire).

Forest of Dean     At Crabtree Hill four Stonechats and 6+ Reed Buntings, at Woorgreens Lake 21 Coots, eight Canada Geese, two Little Grebes, a Cormorant, a Snipe, two Moorhens and two Wigeon today.  (Frank Williams).

Withington    On the eastern edge of Withington  c100 Fieldfares and a few Redwings. (Laurie Pierce).

Hawling area     A Red Kite, a Green Woodpecker and c10 Lapwings today. (Laurie Pierce).

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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