Thursday 26th October 2017

Stonehouse     Two late Spotted Flycatchers feeding on flying insects, from tree tops, near St Cyr’s Church at 11:30 today, SO8004. (Martin Wright).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed at lunchtime today a Little Egret, three Shovelers, ten Teal, 25 Gadwalls, three Water Rails, a Green Sandpiper, two Green Woodpeckers, a Kingfisher, a Jay, a Raven, 12 Meadow Pipits, four Grey Wagtails, nine Song Thrushes, five Redwings, two Stonechats, ten Reed Buntings, 28 Lesser Redpolls, 70 Goldfinches, 15 Linnets, eight Cetti’s Warblers and three Goldcrests. (Jon Mercer).

Cotswolds     c100-150 Golden Plovers in flight near Winstone this afternoon and six Redwings on the Polo pitch at Duntisbourne. (Michael Cook).

Hardwicke     This afternoon two Chiffchaffs, 13 Long-tailed Tits, seven Blue Tits, three Great Tits and a Coal Tit in shrubbery at Quadrant Way, and a juvenile Sparrowhawk perched in a Oak tree adjacent. (Michael Cook).

Berkeley shore     A JACK SNIPE, 24 Snipe, two Stonechats, a Kingfisher and a Chiffchaff this morning. (Paul Taylor).

Epney     A Yellow-legged Gull and three Ruff on the sands this evening. (Jeremy Squire).

Frampton      Between 8-9:30am passage included 57 Lesser Redpolls, a Brambling, two Fieldfares, 100 Chaffinches and 100 Redwings. (Francis Steuck).

May Hill     A Parakeet species, probably Ring-necked, sat in the top of a tree calling today. (Rob Guest).

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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