Thursday 30th November 2017

Driffield     Seven Grey Partridges this afternoon at SU072997 on the roadside before flying into the field. Also 2000-3000 Starlings at the piggery E of  Perrott’s Brook, SP0306. (Laurie Pierce).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included 80 Teal, 50 Wigeon, three Shovelers (1m, 2f), two Shelducks, three Snipe, a Mute Swan, 78 Canada Geese, two Greylags, 40 Mallards, five Pintails (3m, 2f), 42 Red-legged Partridges, 50 Chaffinches, nine Bramblings, 13 Pied Wagtails, a male Stonechat, a Goldcrest, a Treecreeper, 40 Starlings, a Stock Dove, a Kestrel and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

Quedgeley     A garden Kingfisher at 3:40pm, a garden first. (MK). A Raven foraging in the Asda car park in Kingsway yesterday morning and again this morning. (Martin Drew).

Arlingham     Along the river today a male Stonechat, c8 Great Black-backed Gulls, a Cormorant, c5 Lapwings, a Grey Heron and two Golden Plovers. (Antony Seabright).

Cheltenham     Along the River Chelt between Waitrose and Tesco a Little Egret perched in an overhanging tree then flew off S and a Kingfisher flew W along the river. (Keith White).

Hawling     Four Red Kites, ten Buzzards, three Kestrels, Goldfinch, Linnet, Fieldfare and Redwing flocks, a male & female Stonechat, two Yellowhammers, c300 Golden Plovers, two Ravens, Lapwings, two Pied Wagtails, a Wren, a male Bullfinch, a female Brambling and two Roe Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Winchcombe     Eight Red Kites working the banks above St.Kenelms House/Well this afternoon, present for a few days. (Bob Fryer).

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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