Sunday 26th November 2017

Frampton     At the pools a Hawfinch over, the Whooper Swan and adult Yellow-legged Gull still, a Chiffchaff, a Grey Wagtail, ten Siskins, two Lesser Redpolls, 76 Gadwalls, three Shovelers, a Pochard, 16 Teal, four Little Grebes and nine Great Crested Grebes. (Nick Goatman). At the shore two Hawfinches, a Brambling, a WATER PIPIT still, a Water Rail, a Kingfisher, a Snipe, two Green Woodpeckers, a Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk. (Neil Smart).

Cotswold Water Park West     This afternoon at Shorncote Reedbeds two Little Egrets, 14 presumed feral Barnacle Geese, 40 Teal, 30 Wigeon, three Water Rails, 130+ Lapwings, a Green Sandpiper, a Kingfisher, a Grey Wagtail, c70 Fieldfares, c30 Redwings, five Song Thrushes, 50+ Linnets, c20 Reed Buntings, 800+ Rooks and Jackdaws flying W to roost, a murmuration of 5000-10,000 Starlings, a female Sparrowhawk and five Roe Deer. (Jon mercer).

Sharpness     A male Peregrine on the Silo at the Docks at 11:30am today. (Gord & Margaret Avery).

Gloucester     At Port Ham and Castlemeads this evening a Sparrowhawk, two Kestrels, a Water Rail, a Barn Owl, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Chiffchaff, a pair of Stonechats and 50 Reed Buntings coming in to roost. (Andy Jayne). At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake three Mute Swans, a male Wigeon, a Teal, ten Mallards, six Coots, four Moorhens, a Snipe, two Meadow Pipits and 1 or 2 Stonechats. (Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean     Three male Bramblings in the garden at Blaize Bailey today and six 6 Wigeon at Cannop Ponds at midday. (Peter Boorman & Lynne Mayers).

Walmore Common     10+ Bullfinches, 15+ Blackbirds, two Jays, a Stock Dove, two Sparrowhawks, 45+ Fieldfares, a Treecreeper, 15+ Redwings, a Buzzard, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Goldcrest, a female Stonechat, two Meadow Pipits, a female Peregrine and 12 Teal. (Mark Grieve).

Longlevens     At 10:30 this morning a Little Egret flying W over the allotments at the back of Park Avenue. (Frank Bryant).

Coombe Hill Meadows     35 Wigeon, 125 Teal, ten Mallards, three Pintails, a Grey Heron, a Coot, three Moorhens, two Meadow Pipits, two pairs of Stonechats, ten Fieldfares, 20 Redwings and a Reed Bunting today. (Mike Smart/GNS meeting).

Arlingham     c20 Fieldfares in an orchard N of Arlingham, nearby a Buzzards and on the river c7 Great Black-backed Gulls, four Grey Herons, c35 Lapwings, five Cormorants, c15 Goldfinches, c10 Chaffinches and two Greenfinches 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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