Saturday 12th November 2016

WWT Slimbridge    From Zeiss hide a Peregrine on a kill this afternoon. Also a Sparrowhawk. From Holden Tower five Goldcrests, a Meadow Pipit, a Mistle Thrush, two Bullfinches, a Chiffchaff and a Water Rail calling. Also 38 Bewick’s Swans, 1300 Teal, 1500 Wigeon, a female Marsh Harrier, six Redshank, 160+ Dunlins and 400 Golden Plover. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish/Tom Weston-McClung). Pic by John.peregrine-121116Frampton     The GREAT WHITE EGRET at the N end of Court Lake late afternoon. Also two Parakeets flew over, probably Ring-necked. (Roy Widgery). The GREAT GREY SHRIKE again from the Green Lane S of the pools, but wide ranging and elusive, please keep strictly to public footpaths and do not enter the fields. Also a female  Goldeneye, the Yellow-legged Gull still, 80+ Skylarks and a Green Sandpiper. (Nick Goatman).

Sharpness     Two female/immature BLACK REDSTARTS today at the end of Dock Road. Also a pair of Peregrines. (Lee Gardiner).

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Russell’s Inclosure this morning at 10:15am viewed from the cycle track. Also several Crossbills in the area. (Robin Hemming).

Berkeley shore     A WATER PIPIT still, also a JACK SNIPE, two Stonechats and a Yellowhammer today. (Paul Taylor).

Stone     Two Little Owls calling this evening. (Paul Taylor).

Dowdeswell Reservoir     A Dunlin today, a patch rare, only the second record. (Tom Mabbett).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon a JACK SNIPE on view from the hide with 12 Snipe. (Andy Jayne).

Cricklade     A Barn Owl just outside of Cricklade this evening. (Jeremy Squire).

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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