Friday 11th November 2016

Frampton     The BITTERN again in the reeds at Court Lake at 11am, viewed across the lake from the jetty in Court Field. (Mark Deacon).

Cleeve Hill     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE at midday favouring the high ground above the heather enclosure. (Dave Pearce/Richard Lansdown).

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE was first seen at 3pm at Russell’s Inclosure but hadn’t been around all morning. Also a Red Kite flew over at 3pm heading NW. (Angela Carswell). At Cannop Ponds the Gadwall still feeding amongst the Mallards, Coots, Moorhens and Little Grebes. Also c50 Siskins, two Grey Wagtails, a Treecreeper, two Ravens and a Cormorant. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair, four Buzzards, a female Goshawk, Ravens, Redwings, four Song Thrushes, two Mistle Thrushes, a Treecreeper, Jays, Stock Doves and five Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Hardwicke     A Red Kite near Stoke Orchard today. (David Bagley).

Sharpness     A female/immature BLACK REDSTART at the end of Dock Road this morning. Also a Grey Wagtail and a Buzzard. (Dan White).

Cotswold Water Park East     A male Goosander on Pit 104 today. At Pit 125 a Goldeneye and an Egyptian Goose. (Mark Dowie).

Shab Hill     312 Golden Plovers and a Red Kite today. (Mark Dowie).

Ashleworth Ham     A Peregrine, two Buzzards, 100+ mixed flock of Fieldfares and Redwings and a pair of Stonechats this afternoon. (Martin Greenish).

Gloucester     Three Snipe, three Teal, a Wigeon, eight Linnets, three Grey Herons and a pair of Stonechats at Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Lake this morning. (Martin Greenish).

Dursley     A Dipper at the Gas Works end of the school near Littlecombe Business Park. (Shane Long).

Tirley Sandpits     12 Blackbirds, 15 Skylarks, a Jay, 54+ Fieldfares, four Song Thrushes, 21+ Redwings, a Bullfinch, a Green Woodpecker, four Pied Wagtail, four Lesser Redpolls, four Ravens, 11 Stock Doves, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, seven Meadow Pipits and a female Stonechat today. (Mark Grieve).

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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