Sunday 23rd October 2016

Forest of Dean     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE at the open area at the top of Staple Edge (same place as last year) also a pair of Stonechats and Redwings and Fieldfares. (Phil Mugridge). Another MEALY REDPOLL ringed early this morning at Crabtree Hill. (Robin Husbands).

WWT Slimbridge     A HOOPOE flew S past Kingfisher hide at 11:07am. (Dave Creber). The fully winged, unringed Ruddy Shelduck has returned to the Asian Pen. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Cleeve Hill     Early morning a RING OUZEL on the scarp below the masts by the bench.  In and around the Bill Smyllie reserve 100+ Fieldfares, c200 Redwings, two pairs of Bullfinches, five Long-tailed Tits, a Buzzard, a Raven, a Jay, a Green Woodpecker and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.  Also a Muntjac on the road up Aggs Hill. (Steve Brown).

Shab Hill     This morning a Peregrine, 784 Golden Plovers, 24 Skylarks, a male Stonechat, 250 Starlings and c100 Linnets. (Gord & Margaret Avery). Also six Bramblings feeding on the road down to the viewpoint. (Duncan Dine).

Newent     A Hen Harrier flew S about a mile outside Newent at 4:45pm today. (William Bick). c80 Lesser Redpolls,12 Crossbills,11 Siskins and a Brambling heard overhead at Newent Woods. (Andy Jayne).

Cotswold Water Park East     A Swallow at Pit 131 today. (Duncan Dine).

Sharpness      A Swallow flew S today. (Andy Jordan).


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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