Thursday 20th October 2016

Damery     The HOOPOE again today at 3.10pm on the grass verge at Mule Lane near to the motorway bridge, then flew off in the direction of the A38. (Zara Bowers/David Poulton). It was also seen in a private garden on Damery Lane. (per Geoff Poulton).

Forest of Dean     At Soudley ponds SO662106 the OSPREY still this morning between 7:50-8:10am then flew E and again this afternoon showing well from 2:50-4:23pm then flew off N. (Frank Williams/Ian Hull/Jon Mercer/Thomas Winstone). Pics by Thomas.



Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT WHITE EGRET at Pit 119 Edward Richardson Reserve still today. Also a Little Egret, a Green Sandpiper, a Kingfisher and a Grey Wagtail. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon.great-white-egret-201016

Elkstone     c80 Golden Plovers flying W over the A417 at Elkstone this morning.  (Jon Mercer).

Awre    A Wheatear and a female Stonechat along the seawall in SO 7007. At Brim’s Pill a Green Sandpiper in the pill and at least two Reed Buntings in bushes along the pill (SO 6906). (Mike Smart).

Hawling     Four Red Kites, six Buzzards, two Kestrels, c100 Golden Plovers, c40 Lapwings, a Yellowhammer, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, c300 Linnets and a Red Admiral. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

Shipton     20 Red Kites over Shipton Golf course this morning. (Michael King).

Painswick    This morning at 8:48am at Painswick golf course 12 Redwings. A Nuthatch next to the graveyard wall and 33 Greenfinches. On the Beacon a male and a female Stonechat. Along Sevenleaze Lane a male and female Siskins. (Marie-Claire Chapman).

Cleeve Hill     100 +Fieldfares, 16 Yellowhammers, many Meadow Pipits and Skylarks, five Ravens and a pair of Stonechats this morning. (Martin Greenish).

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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