Saturday 19th November 2016

Frampton     The SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still in the SW corner of the Sailing Lake at 8:50am calling regularly. Also three Common Chiffchaffs with it. A Goldeneye, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Grey Wagtail and 20 Cormorants on Court Lake. (Paul Taylor/MK). Three CATTLE EGRETS left the roost at Court Lake this morning and returned this evening to roost with 26 Little Egrets. (Nick Goatman). Pic by Mike.yellow-legged-gull-191116Forest of Dean     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Crabtree Hill this morning. Also three Crossbills over.  (Frank Williams/Jon Mercer). It or another GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Yew Tree Brake early afternoon. (Tom Mabbett). Pic by Jon.great-grey-shrike-191116

Hawling     Four Meadow Pipits, two Stonechats, 200+ Fieldfares, 50+ Linnets and ten Redwings today. (Mark Grieve). Pics of Fieldfare, Redwing and Blackbird by Richard Tyler.fieldfare-191116



Coombe Hill Meadows    Five Mute Swans, 385 Greylags, 53 Canada Geese, at least 200 Wigeon, at least 50 Teal, two Snipe, a female Stonechat, 20 Redwings, one in subsong and 60 Fieldfares. (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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