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, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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