Monday 26th December 2016

Hawling     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE in the hedgerow by the side of the main road to Bourton-on-the-Water, at the second turn off to Hawling. It caught a female Yellowhammer and flew with it across the field to hawthorn bushes. After  a couple of minutes it was spooked by a car passing close by and lost to view. Also at least six Red Kites in the area. (Terry Grant/Francis Peplow).

Cinderford     Four WAXWINGS mid morning and an adult male BLACK REDSTART again today at Valley Road. (Piers Suckling).

Duntisbourne Abbots     A Red Kite over the A417 today. (Mark Grieve).

Winstone     c150 Golden Plover near The Highwayman pub W of the A417. (Jon Mercer).

Crickley Hill    A Brambling with Chaffinches mid-morning. (Jon Mercer).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Area this afternoon 12 Snipe, two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, a Water Rail, two Stonechats and a female Pintail. (Michael Force).

Ashley    195+ Fieldfares, 18+ Yellowhammers, 45+ Linnets, a male Sparrowhawk, 200+ Redwings, a Stock Dove, eight Skylarks, two Pied Wagtail, a Jay, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Meadow Pipit over and 30+ Goldfinches today. (Mark Grieve).

Woodmancote    Four Lesser Redpolls, five Blackcaps (3m, 2f), c15 Chaffinches and c30 Goldfinches in the garden today. (John Widgery).

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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