Saturday 28th October 2017

Painswick Beacon     At 8am a ringtail Harrier flew past the Beacon heading SW. Migrant watch from 7:45am-2:45pm, included 33 Hawfinches, 396 Chaffinches, eight Bramblings, 845 Redwings, 322 Fieldfares, a Peregrine, 12 Buzzards, 254 Starlings and 13 Yellowhammers. (John Fleming).

Cotswold Water Park East     Seven Whooper Swans, six adults and a juvenile, at Pit 132 today, also a female Marsh Harrier and a Green Sandpiper. (Nigel Pleass).

Cleeve Hill     A ringtail Harrier on near to the heather plantation this morning at 11am. (Monica Davis). A Hawfinch N over Cleeve dropped into Breakheart Plantation, also two Little Egrets, a Lesser Redpoll, a Snipe and 250 Fieldfares at the top of the Sheepwash this morning. (Ian Ralphs). Also a male Blackcap by Tithe Barn at Postlip Hall. (Tony Coatsworth).

Stroud     11 Hawfinches over Horns Road this morning, and two over Bowbridge. Also three Golden Plovers, a Yellowhammer, a Brambling, 22 Fieldfares, 60 Redwings, five Song Thrushes and eight Siskins. (Francis Steuck).

Leckhampton Hill     VisMig this morning included a Lesser Redpoll, two Siskins, a Yellowhammer, a Meadow Pipit, ten Linnets, 14 Goldcrests, c40 Chaffinches, c30 Blackbirds, 17 Fieldfares and nine Redwings. (Chris Furley).

Cirencester     A Little Owl near Cirencester Park this morning. (Chris Snook). Pic by Chris.Little Owl 281017

Coombe Hill Meadows     Six Wigeon, 120+ Teal, ten Shovelers, nine Grey Herons, two Snipe, a female Stonechat, 15 Fieldfares and 40 Redwings. Nearby ten Long-tailed Tits on Severn Ham. (Mike Smart).

Symonds Yat     The Peregrine pair and an intruding juvenile Peregrine, a female Goshawk, a female Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, Ravens, eight Mandarins (4m,4f), Stock Doves, Long-tailed Tits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jays, Siskins, seven Hawfinches, Fieldfares, Redwings, a Greenfinch, and Linnets. Also Hornets, Red Admiral butterflies, a Fallow Deer rutting and a doe with two fawns. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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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