Tuesday 20th December 2016

Coombe Hill Meadows     A ringed DUSKY WARBLER along the canal today, the bird was constantly chacking. This is the 2nd record for Glos, the first being at Frampton on 2nd May 2004 found by Martin McGill. (Graham Smith).

Purton     A Water Rail, four Mandarins and a small murmuration of 1000+ Starlings at 4pm at the Timber Ponds. (Vic Polley).

Sharpness     The winter male BLACK REDSTART was right at the end of Dock Road again, an hour before dusk today. (Dan Fletcher).

Saul     Three CATTLE EGRETS and 15 Little Egrets feeding together in paddocks this morning at SO745088. (Roy Widgery).

Ashleworth Ham     9-12 Snipe, up to 200 Lapwings and 150-200 Teal and Wigeon today. (Margaret Collins).

Symonds Yat    From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, four Ravens, 11 Buzzards, a female Sparrowhawk, a male Kingfisher, two male Goosanders, three Grey Herons, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, two Jays, five Bullfinches, two Mandarins and five Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Robinswood Hill     Birds this afternoon included four Bullfinches, two Buzzards, five Long-tailed Tits, nine Redwings, a Sparrowhawk and 200+ Woodpigeons. (John Fletcher).

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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