Sunday 15th October 2017

Cleeve Hill     Mid morning GREAT GREY SHRIKE below the heather enclosure, later moved NE in Gorse and Hawthorn near the Cotswold Way. Also a male RING OUZEL by the Washpool and 18 Golden Plovers by the masts. (Andy Lewis/Dave Pearce).

Frampton pools     A WHOOPER SWAN, the OSPREY again, the GREAT WHITE EGRET and the adult Yellow-legged Gull today. (Nick Goatman).

Forest of Dean     At Crabtree Hill a Hawfinch, a male Crossbill, a female Reed Bunting, two male Stonechats, a Raven and mixed flocks of Goldfinches, Lesser Redpolls and Siskins. (Derek Hale).

Cheltenham     At 12:12pm today a Red Kite drifted over the GCHQ roundabout moving N. (David Norman).

Arlingham     Two Little Egrets, five Buzzards, 113+ Skylarks, 55+ Linnets, 11+ Meadow Pipits, four Great Black Backed Gulls, 130+ Pied Wagtails feeding on a ploughed field, 120+ Mallards, a Hobby over heading towards Frampton, seven Grey Herons and 10+ Stonechats. (Mark Grieve).

Hawling     12+ Yellowhammers, two Red Kites, two Kestrels, two Tawny Owls calling, two Barn Owls, four Linnets, three Buzzards, a Meadow Pipit, nine Goldfinches and a Greenfinch. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish).

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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