Sunday 13th November 2016

Cleeve Hill     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still this morning at 9:55am on a hawthorn along the wall below the radio aerials. (Arthur Ball). Pic by Arthur.great-grey-shrike-131116Painswick Beacon     This morning passage highlights over the Beacon included five BRENT GEESE, 11 Buzzards, 645 Golden Plovers, 6400 Woodpigeons, 35 Stock Doves, 281 Jackdaws , 94 Rooks, 571 Starlings, a HAWFINCH, 18 Siskins and two Crossbills. (John Fleming).

Frampton      The BITTERN showed well again this afternoon in the reedbed on Court Lake. (Bill Church/Nick Goatman/Paul Taylor).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. (MK/Paul Taylor). Also today the adult Yellow-legged Gull on the Sailing Lake, eight Little Egrets came in to roost on Court Lake, the female Goldeneye, a Kingfisher, a Raven, three Jays and a Tawny Owl. (Bill Church/MK/Nick Goatman/Paul Taylor). From Splatt Bridge a WATER PIPIT and two Water Rails this morning. (Neil Smart).

Sharpness     Two female/immature BLACK REDSTARTS still at the end of Dock Road today. Also a Common Sandpiper. (Andy Jordan).

Fretherne     An adult Yellow-legged Gull, a first-winter Mediterranean Gull and four Golden Plovers today. (Jeremy Squire).

Cirencester     A Kingfisher on the River Churn in Cirencester town centre this morning. (Julie Andrews & Jane Holt per Jon Mercer).

Daglingworth     Two Little Egrets on the River Churn at Daglingworth at midday.  (Julie Andrews & Jane Holt per Jon Mercer).

Hampen     Two Red Kites at 10am today. (Mark Grieve).

WWT Slimbridge      A SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF along the Holden Walkway at 10am. Also a Merlin around the grounds today. (Roberta Goodall/Jeremy Squire).

Hawling    This afternoon at least 50+ Red-legged Partridge, up to four Red Kites, 35+ Lapwings, 10+ Yellowhammers, five Skylarks, a Sparrowhawk, ten Meadow Pipits, a Woodcock, 75+ Fieldfares, 40+ Linnets, 40+ Redwings, two Buzzards, a Raven, a Bullfinch, a Kestrel, two Mistle Thrushes, a Goldcrest, a Corn Bunting near the old barn and a male Peregrine over low heading SW. (Mark Grieve).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Two Mute Swans, 365 Greylags, 75 Canada Geese,  175 Wigeon, 340 Teal, two Mallard, a Pintail, four Shovelers, two Grey Herons, three Snipe, eight Pied Wagtails,  five Meadow Pipits, 35 Fieldfares and 15 Redwings today. (Les Brown/Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     Two Mallards, three Wigeon, a Green Sandpiper. Nearby at Cobney Meadows two Mallards, two Wigeon, a Grey Heron and three Meadow Pipits today. (Mike Smart).

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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