Saturday 26th November 2016

WWT Slimbridge     The LAPLAND BUNTING still on the Holden Scrape this morning, showing well if distant at times. (Bernie O’Connor/Paul Masters/Mark Hobson). A GREAT WHITE EGRET flew from the Canoe Trail towards the Holden Tower at 9:35am. (Shane Long).

Gossington     Three CATTLE EGRETS in a field to the W of the A38 between Gossington and Slimbridge roundabout. (Matthew Tipper).

Frampton pools     A GREAT WHITE EGRET, 13 Little Egrets, a first-winter male Goldeneye, the SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF and two Common Chiffchaffs, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, 19 Snipe over, the Tawny Owl and 1000+ Redwings and Fieldfares going N. (Nick Goatman/Mark Dowie). Also on Court Lake a female Goosander. At the shore from Splatt Bridge, a Short Eared Owl hunting beyond the sea wall between 3pm and 3:30pm, a Stonechat, a Water Rail heard and a Kingfisher on the scrapes. (Andy Watts/Steve Brown).

Sharpness     A female/ juvenile BLACK REDSTART at the end of Dock Road. (Andy Watts/Steve Brown).

Aylburton Warth     A MERLIN, 17 Barnacle Geese, six Stonechats, two Rock Pipits, 14 Snipe and a Little Egret. (Lewis Thomson).

Bigsweir     A Red Kite soaring a mile due S of Bigsweir bridge from the woods on Offa’s Dyke path at 2pm. (Andrew McDermid).

Stonehouse     At Doverow Wood this evening a Sparrowhawk, 60 Woodpigeons, five Magpies, 20+ Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits, a Treecreeper, ten Starlings and 200+ Redwings. (Robert Hargreaves).

Forest of Dean     At Cannop Ponds a Cormorant, a Grey Wagtail, a Pied Wagtail, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Buzzard. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair, a pair of Ravens, three Buzzards, a Kingfisher, Long-Tailed Tits and three Mandarins (2f,1m). (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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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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