Wednesday 25th October 2017

Cleeve Hill     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE below the heather enclosure at 3:30pm, also a Fieldfare. (Steve Owen). Also the RING OUZEL still early afternoon. (John Mills).

Berkeley shore     This morning a MERLIN, two Wheatears, a Whimbrel, 30+ Meadow Pipits but no sign of yesterday’s Red-throated Pipit. (Paul Taylor/MK). Merlin pic by Paul, Wheatear by Mike.Merlin 251017

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Shurdington     A Red-throated Pipit reported NW over Shurdington at 8:35am per  but no further details.

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Wheatear still today. (Ian Hull).

Forest of Dean     At Parkend from Crown Lane SO613079 a Goshawk over, 20 Redwings and a Nuthatch. Birds at Nagshead included two Coal Tits, four Siskins, two Bullfinches, nine Goldfinches, a Treecreeper, three Jays, two Nuthatches heard and two Ravens. (John Fletcher).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake (full WEBs count) three adult Mute Swans, 14 Mallards, a Grey Heron, a juvenile Little Grebe, a Buzzard, seven Moorhens, four Coots, 11 Black-headed Gulls and two Reed Buntings. Also 65 Starlings, 12 Goldfinches, 20 Linnets and 25 Meadow Pipits feeding on plough just above the reserve. (Gordon Avery).

Witcombe Reservoirs     Three Little Grebes, a Barnacle Goose and a male Peregrine today. (Gordon Avery).

Shab Hill     A female Stonechat and four Skylarks including two singing males. (Gordon Avery).

Cotswolds     c30 Linnets about a mile S of Compton Abdale. Two RUFF and 80 Lapwings between  Syreford and the A436. (Laurie Pierce).

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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