Wednesday 30th November 2016

Forest of Dean     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Crabtree Hill in trees behind the bench on the Gloucestershire Way at 10:50am. (Frank Williams). A Woodcock flushed from the track up to May Hill common today. (Charles Martell).

Sharpness     A female/immature BLACK REDSTART still at the end of Dock Road today SO668023. Also four Curlews, two Reed Buntings, a Bullfinch, six Long-tailed Tits and two Cormorants. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish). Pic by John.black-redstart-301116

Frampton     Two CATTLE EGRETS at Court Lake this evening. Also a Tawny Owl, a Little Grebe and two Little Egrets. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish). Pics by John.cattle-egret-301116

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Ozleworth     600 Golden Plovers in a field at the junction of the A4135/B4058, ST795963, and a few Lapwings. (Vic Polley).

Kingscote     300+ Golden Plovers in three flocks of 60,60 and 180 in fields this morning at 8am. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Woodford     Three Fieldfares on windfall apples and two Redwings on the hawthorn berries in the garden today. (Geoff Poulton).

Damery     Along the  Little Avon river this afternoon two Dippers, a Woodcock, four Goldcrests, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Song Thrush, a Coal Tit, a Nuthatch and two Bullfinches. (David Poulton).

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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