Thursday 9th November 2017

WWT Slimbridge     This morning from Zeiss Hide 745 Lapwings, 300+ Golden Plovers, 500+ Dunlins, the probable Semipalmated Sandpiper, 36 Knot, 22 Curlews, a Spotted Redshank, 73 Black-tailed Godwits, 25 Ruff, a Redshank and two Little Stints. Also the Dark-bellied Brent Goose around and an Avocet on South Lake. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Snowshill     Four Ravens on roadkill today. (Keith Jennings).

Winstone     A male MERLIN S of Winstone near JackBarrow Farm this morning. (Jon Mercer).

Cirencester Park      This morning 60+ Redwings, a Fieldfare, a Marsh Tit, 100+ Golden Plovers circling and a Kingfisher by Barton Mill. (Jon Mercer).

Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint the resident Peregrines and an intruding Peregrine, Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, Ravens, Redwings, Fieldfares, two Marsh Tits, Jays, 16 Mandarins (8m, 8f), a Kingfisher, a Wren and a Mistle Thrush. Also a Fallow Deer with a fawn, a Bank Vole and a Red Admiral butterfly. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Stonehouse     In the canal area around St Cyr’s Church a female Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, a Jay, a Mistle Thrush, a Goldcrest with a small Long-tailed Tit flock, a Treecreeper on Nutshell Bridge, a Kingfisher, a Song Thrush and at least eight Wrens. (Paul Sutton).

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 and most recently South Africa.
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