Tuesday 14th November 2017

Leckhampton Hill     At Hartley Farm grain store 2+ Bramblings still with the Chaffinch flock, two Yellowhammers, 50 Fieldfares and a Kestrel. (Steve Brown).

Frampton     A female MERLIN this morning in the fields N of the Perryway, flew across from the W then perched up in a tree at SO758078. (Gordon Kirk/Brian Bailey).

WWT Slimbridge     A flock of 11 Whooper Swans today and two CATTLE EGRETS still in the area. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Cleeve Hill     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still below the heather enclosure today. (Dave Pearce).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two adult Mute Swans with four cygnets and four other cygnets, 24 Wigeon, 130+ Teal, ten Mallards, ten Shovelers, 16 Grey Herons together, two Snipe, 20 Black-headed Gulls, five Meadow Pipits, four Stonechats (two pairs), at least 20 Redwings and 25 Fieldfares in the hedges, two flocks each of 80 (mainly Fieldfares with a few Redwings) moved over to the NW. (Mike Smart).

Woodchester     At Woodchester Park birds included three Buzzards, a Little Egret, eight Long-tailed Tits, a male Blackcap, five Redwings over and a Tawny Owl calling. (Paddy Doyle).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, three Buzzards, Ravens, two Jays, Mistle Thrushes, two Song Thrushes, Redwings, a Fieldfare, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, two Goldcrests, Long-tailed Tits, two Marsh Tits and two Mandarins (1m,1f). Other sightings included a Fallow Deer with her fawn and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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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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