Sunday 12th November 2017

Clapton-on-the-Hill     A ringtail HEN HARRIER  at Newbridge at 12:15pm today. (Duncan Dine).

Cambridge     Two CATTLE EGRETS in a field with cattle at Ryall’s Lane late morning. (Nick Goatman).

Frampton     Two Hawfinches around Splatt Bridge and the church early morning and possibly the same two later feeding around the horse paddock W of Court Lake. Also at the pools the adult Whooper Swan, the adult Yellow-legged Gull flew over and three Green Sandpipers. (Francis Steuck). A SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF in the Gravel Wash area late afternoon. Also around the pools 25 Lesser Redpolls, six Siskins, 46 Gadwalls, 36 Teal, four Shovelers, 291 Coots, 150+ Redwings, 100+ Fieldfares and two Tawny Owls. (Nick Goatman).

Guiting Power     A Hawfinch in a leafless tree near the church at 3pm then flew into yew trees inside the churchyard. (Vic Polley).

Hartpury     38+Redwings, two Mistle Thrushes, 53+ Fieldfares, three Skylarks, a Kestrel, a Buzzard, two Jays, a Chiffchaff feeding on streamside willows, a mixed flock of 70+ Woodpigeons and 20+ Stock Doves on stubble, a Grey Heron and a Red-legged Partridge. (Mark Grieve).

Cotswold Water Park West     Again no sign of the Ring-necked Duck this afternoon at Pit 57 or the surrounding area. Six Goldeneyes and four Goosanders at Pit 41 and 16 Red Crested Pochards at Pit 44. (Paul Rich).

WWT Slimbridge     A Spotted Redshank on South Lake at 1:20pm. (Mark Hobson). A Hawfinch flew over the Hogarth hide this afternoon. (Francis Steuck). Five Knot on the Top New Piece with Golden Plovers but flew off. (Paul Masters). From Holden Tower the adult Dark-bellied Brent and the Red-breasted Goose of unknown origin amongst the feral Barnacle Geese flock, an Avocet on South Lake and two Whooper Swans on the Top New Piece. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Forest of Dean     At Wenchford three Dippers, a Marsh Tit and several Coal Tits.  At Parkend a Hawfinch in a Yew, Crossbills over, a Jay and two Mistle Thrushes. At Crabtree Hill the GREAT GREY SHRIKE, two pairs of Stonechats and small numbers of Siskins and Lesser Redpolls. (Steve Brown). Four Crossbills, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker and many of Siskins and Goldcrests at Edge Hill this morning. (Owen Follis).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake this morning two Peregrines, a Sparrowhawk and two Stonechats. (Colin Greenfield).

North Cotswolds     A male Brambling at a private site today. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard.

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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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