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, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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