Sunday 4th December 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN from Kingfisher hide but elusive. Also today a Little Stint still on the Rushy, two Marsh Harriers, a Peregrine, a Water Rail from Zeiss hide,  Water Rail, eight Gadwalls, 268 Lapwings, a Little Grebe and bathing White-fronted Geese from Robbie Garnett hide. (Richard Tyler/Les Sysum/Roberta Goodall/Slimbridge Sightings). Pics by Richard.water-rail-041216

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Frampton pools     A first-winter male Goldeneye, 36 Gadwalls, 110 Tufted Ducks, six Pochards, 1000+ Teal, a Chiffchaff, two Grey Wagtails, 20 Lapwings and 1000’s of Fieldfares and Redwings. (Nick Goatman). Also a pair of Tawny Owls at Court field today. (Vanda Bennett). Pic by Vanda. 2nd owl hidden at the back. tawny-owls-041216

Saul Warth     75 Dunlins, two Redshanks, a Rock Pipit and a Chiffchaff at Saul Warth this morning. (Gordon Hodgson). Also a Green Sandpiper in a drainage ditch along the River Frome in Saul. (Greg Anderson).

Cheltenham     A Red Kite low east over Benhall this morning. (Ian Ralphs).

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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