Sunday 19th November 2017

Cleeve Hill     At 4:30pm today two Short-eared Owls hunting over the heather enclosure and on the hill above. (Colin Midgeley).

Eastleach     15 Corn Buntings, 50 Linnets and a Stonechat in weedy fields W of Eastleach Downs Farm today. (Ian Ralphs).

Walmore Common     A family of four Whooper Swans flew in at 9:45am. (Andy Jayne). Also there today 22+ Blackbirds, four Song Thrushes, 95+ Redwings, ten Bullfinches, three Jays, two Stock Doves, a female Sparrowhawk, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, four Mistle Thrushes, six Teal, 18+ Fieldfares, a Grey Heron, a Snipe, two Pied Wagtails, two Meadow Pipits, a Green Woodpecker and 15 Linnets. (Mark Grieve).

Frampton pools     The adult Whooper Swan and the adult Yellow-legged Gull still, a Green Sandpiper, two Chiffchaffs, five Little Grebes, ten Great Crested Grebes, 170 Redwings, 80 Fieldfares, six Mistle Thrushes, 14 Song Thrushes, 35 Blackbirds, 51 Tufted Ducks, 19 Teal, a Pochard, 282 Coots, 32 Gadwalls, three Shovelers and 32 Mallards today. (Nick Goatman).

Arlingham     N of Arlingham this morning 45 Lapwings and c20 Fieldfares. At dusk a Barn Owl at SO710117. (Antony Seabright).

Batsford     Five Crossbills feeding high in conifer trees at Batsford Arboretum this afternoon, also five Goldcrests. (Michael Cook).

WWT Slimbridge     16 White-fronted Geese and two Bewick’s Swans this morning. Also the Red-breasted Goose, of unknown origin, with the feral Barnacle Goose flock and a Little Stint and 70 Pintails on the Rushy. (James Kenny/Paul Masters/Mark Hobson).

Bussage     Three Greenfinches and a male Blackcap on the bird table this morning. (Michael Cook).

Cirencester     c20 Pied Wagtails flying to roost in the Abbey Grounds late afternoon. (Michael Cook).

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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