Wednesday 19th October 2016

Forest of Dean     At Soudley ponds SO662106 the OSPREY still this morning when it left the roost at 7:40am and again this afternoon at 3:45pm. (Frank Williams/Paul Taylor/Mark Hobson/MK).

Frampton pools     A LAPLAND BUNTING flew over calling heading S at 7:30am. (Nick Goatman).

Cotswold Water Park East     A GREAT WHITE EGRET at Pit 119 Edward Richardson Reserve for the last three days. (per A McSherry from Ben).

Woodford     A Hobby over at 4:45pm and the YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER reported as still around at midday. (Paul Taylor).

Epney     A Short-eared Owl at Rodley (seen from Epney) at 10am mobbed by crows. Also an adult female Peregrine, a Common Sandpiper, three Dunlins and 35 Curlews. (Eric Palmer).

WWT Slimbridge     At high tide at 11am nine Ruff, 52+ Golden Plovers, six Grey Plovers, 25 White-fronted Geese, six Little Egrets and a Peregrine. (John Budd/Jake King/MK).

Chapman’s Cross     50+ Golden Plovers and ten Lapwings in a field at Chapman’s Cross this morning. (Michael Cook).

Bussage     A male Blackcap on the garden bird table today. (Michael Cook).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake today birds included five Mute Swans, two Teal, 20 Mallards, three Grey Herons, 16 Moorhens, eight Coots, two Snipe, a Buzzard, two pairs of Stonechats and 15 Meadow Pipits. (Gordon Avery).

Witcombe Reservoirs     A female Wigeon, eight Teal, 22 Mallards, two male Pochards, 20 Tufted Ducks, seven Little Grebes and a Grey Wagtail. (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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