Tuesday 25th October 2016

Slimbridge     Five CATTLE EGRETS at the Patch in fields on the right hand side of the bridge beside the approach road to WWT until 10:37am only when they flew off. (Nigel Warren). Pic Neil Smart. Also a YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER beside the canal on the Frampton side until 1:30pm at least. (Neil Smart). cattle-egrets-251016

Cleeve Hill       A GREAT GREY SHRIKE just below the heather enclosure this afternoon. (Greg Mabbett). Pic by Greg.great-grey-shrike-251016

WWT Slimbridge     A Short-eared Owl from Holden Tower late afternoon at 3:30pm. (Paul Rich).

Frampton     A MEALY REDPOLL still in the Gravel Wash at SO758072 early afternoon. (Mark Dowie). A late Swallow, two Chiffchaffs and an adult Yellow-legged Gull at the Sailing Lake. (Nick Goatman/Gordon Kirk). Pic by Gordon.swallow-251016

Forest of Dean     37+ Hawfinches feeding on the west ridge at Nagshead, also 3+ Bramblings. Follow the forestry track past Campbell Hide path to top of the ridge. Also 120+ Redpoll on east side in Russell’s Inclosure. (Lewis Thomson). At Cannop Ponds two Grey Wagtails, Jays, a female Bullfinch and Redwings. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Coombe Hill     A Kingfisher flew across the road by the traffic lights today. (Mark Grieve).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair, two Buzzards, Redwings, a Kingfisher, a Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tits and a Grey Heron. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Tewkesbury     At Lower Lode four Mute Swans, 12 Canada Geese, a male Mandarin, six Wigeon, c 60 Mallards, four Shovelers (2m, 2f), 32 Tufted Ducks, four Cormorants, c20 Coots and three Little Grebes. (Les Brown).

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 and most recently South Africa.
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