Saturday 25th November 2017

Frampton     A WATER PIPIT and a JACK SNIPE out in open on the flash N of Splatt Bridge, a male Brambling with a Chaffinch flock N of Splatt and a MERLIN over the 100-Acre. (Mark Hobson).

Sharpness     A BLACK REDSTART still briefly at the end of Dock Road before flying to the Shipyard (no access), also two Stonechats. (Paul Taylor).

Cotswold Water Park East     The first-winter SCAUP still on Pit 125 this morning. (Ian Ralphs). Later it or another at Whelford Pools. (Paul Masters).

Tewkesbury     A BLACK REDSTART (not Eastern) seen in previous years is back at Tewkesbury Abbey, first captured by the Peregrine nest camera 21/11/17. (David Bagley). 2 or 3 birds seen yesterday 24th by Pete Stamper. Also a Kingfisher below the Abbey Mill. (Les Ditchburn).

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Stonehouse     Around St Cyr’s church a Jay, a female Great Spotted Woodpecker, a male Bullfinch, seven Redwings and a small flock of Long-tailed Tits. (Paul Sutton).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, two Goshawks, a Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwings, a Fieldfare, Ravens, two Mistle Thrushes, a Grey Heron, a Goldcrest and a Jay. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Arlingham     c20 Fieldfares in an orchard N of Arlingham and on the river c6 Great Black-backed Gulls, three Grey Herons, c150 Lapwings, two Stonechats and a Buzzard. (Antony Seabright).

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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