Friday 27th October 2017

Forest of Dean     This afternoon at Crabtree Hill/Yew Tree Brake a GREAT GREY SHRIKE, five Goldcrests, 30 Coal Tits, four Siskins, five Nuthatches, four Stonechats, seven Jays, two Ravens, 20 Goldfinches, three Buzzards and a Kestrel. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish/Arron Roberts). Pic by John.Great Grey Shrike 271017

Aylburton Warth     On this afternoon’s high tide, 360 Curlews (45 with colour rings), a Bar-tailed Godwit, 35 Lapwings, 30 Golden Plovers, 21 Turnstones, five Knot and 160 Dunlins. (John Sanders).

Berkeley shore     A Hawfinch over NE this morning, five Redwings, a Whimbrel, two Wheatears still, a Black-tailed Godwit, 38 Turnstones, two Stonechats, a Rock Pipit and the MERLIN over the Pill this afternoon. (Paul Taylor).

Painswick Beacon     VisMig this morning between 8-10am 41 Hawfinches, 72 Bramblings, 28 Lesser Redpolls, 350 Redwings and 320 Chaffinches. (Francis Steuck).

Compton Abdale     Six Hawfinches in Hornbeams today. (Dave Pearce).

Hawling     Near the A436/B4068 junction c50 Golden Plovers seen in flight, c10 Lapwings in a field nearby and a few Red Admirals seen. (Keith White).

Ashley     At noon a Little Owl perched on a small fence 10 feet from the road next to Ashley barn in the village. (Keith Williams, BOC).

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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