Friday 16th December 2016

Arlingham     A RICHARD’S PIPIT this morning at SO719117 in a small, narrow, rough field on the edge of the river with a small, mistletoe-covered hawthorn in the middle of it. It flew across the river twice to Rodley, behaving much like the autumn bird so possibly the same bird.  (Andy Jayne). Record shot by AJ.richards-pipit-161216Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still on Crabtree Hill at midday. (Geoff Fawcett).

Tewkesbury     Belated news of the female BLACK REDSTART still showing on the Abbey webcam on the Peregrine tray at 1:30pm yesterday (15th). (David Bagley).

Rodley shore (Lower Dumball to Longney Crib)     Three Skylarks, five Meadow Pipits, five Stonechats, a Cetti’s Warbler singing three times from reeds along river and at least eight Reed Buntings in reeds along river. (Mike Smart).

Cotswold Water Park West     A pair of Goosanders on Pit 57 and two pairs on Pit 44. Also two drake Goldeneyes on Pit 43. (Jon Mercer).

Twyning     S over the Great Hay Meadow 40 Golden Plovers at 11:55am and nine Golden Plovers at 12:28pm with 300 Lapwings. (Gordon Avery).

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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