Saturday 17th December 2016

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT still this morning at 9am 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.  (Mark Dowie). Pic by Mark.richards-pipit-171216Saul     Three CATTLE EGRETS and seven Little Egrets in the horse paddocks today. (Gordon Hodgson). Pic by Mark Dowiecattle-little-egret-171216Tewkesbury     A GREAT WHITE EGRET on the River Avon again today. (Sarah Loaring). A Peregrine on the Abbey again this morning. (Roy Shilham). At Lower Lode this morning two Mute Swans, seven Gadwalls, three Teal, 14 Mallards, two Tufted Ducks, 11 Cormorants, a Little Grebe, 110 Black-headed Gulls and c50 Fieldfares. (Les Brown). Pic by Roy.peregrine-171216

Symonds Yat       The Peregrine pair, three Jays, the Raven pair, three Song Thrushes, a Bullfinch, a Goldcrest, four Coal Tits and the resident Nuthatch pair. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil. nuthatch-171216Ashleworth Ham     This morning two Mute Swans, 53 Greylags, 267 Canada Geese, c500 Wigeon, c350 Teal, 12 Mallards, six Pintails, 17 Shovelers, six Red-legged Partridges, a Little Egret, three Grey Herons, a Little Grebe, a Buzzard, c380 Lapwings, two Snipe, two Nuthatches and c100 Fieldfares. (Les Brown).
Hawling     Around the field NE of the crossroads two Little Owls from 1:30pm until dusk, three Stonechats (2m,1f), a Yellowhammer, a Buzzard, a Kestrel and 50 each of Fieldfares and Redwings. (Steve Brown).
Berkeley shore     Early afternoon a WATER PIPIT, a JACK SNIPE, a Knot with Redshank S of the pill and two drake Shovelers. (Paul Taylor).
Stratton     14 Golden Plovers circling over fields between Stratton and Daglingworth about 11.30am. (Ken Cservenka).
Cheltenham     This morning at Naunton Park, a Jay on the bird table. Also a Coal Tit and a few Redwings over. (Steve Brown).
Forest of Dean     A female Shoveler on Woorgreens Lake this morning. (Frank Williams).

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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