Wednesday 8th November 2017

Cleeve Hill     A very late Wheatear this morning. Nearby at West Down a GREAT GREY SHRIKE, 100+ Skylarks, two Bramblings and 4+ Corn Buntings. (Andy Jayne).

Forest of Dean     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Staple Edge this afternoon. (Ben Locke).

Slimbridge     Two CATTLE EGRETS in a sheep field opposite Kingston Farm SO734040 today at 10:45am. (Trevor & Sue Clayson).

Hasfield     A pair of Hawfinches in churchyard beech trees today. (Ian Hull).

WWT Slimbridge     The possible Semipalmated Sandpiper again, the first Bewick Swan back, a Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 352 Dunlins, two Little Stints, a Stonechat, 300+ Fieldfares, 107 Pochards, a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff and 12 White-fronted Geese today. (Tom Weston-McClung). Pic by Steve Hurrell.

Bewick's Swan 081117

Hardwicke     A Short-eared Owl flew over the M5, near new incinerator build site late afternoon. (Ashley Davies).

Arlingham     A Kestrel in the village at 4:15pm and a Barn Owl N of Arlingham village at SO710117 at 4:45pm. (Antony Seabright).

Hawling     Late afternoon a Corn Bunting, five Yellowhammers, a Greenfinch, a Red Kite, two Kestrels, 250+ Starlings and 50+ Linnets. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish).

Stonehouse     Late evening a Tawny Owl calling from the rear garden at Bridgend for the third time in three weeks. (Paul Sutton).

Leighterton     A Barn Owl flew across the A46 at 9:45 between the Leighterton turnings. (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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