Saturday 2nd December 2017

Cotswold Water Park East     A juvenile LITTLE RINGED PLOVER on the NE shoreline of Pit 126 this morning, the first December record and none in November. Also the SCAUP still on Pit 125. (Ian Ralphs). Pic by Ian.

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Harnhill     Ten Grey Partridges near Harnhill at SU061001 this morning. (Roger Gillespie).

WWT Slimbridge     Two Water Rails from Knott hide and a Marsh Harrier from Holden Tower this morning. Also a Little Stint on South Lake. (John Overfield).

Forest of Dean     A Firecrest in the oak canopy in Old Staple-edge Wood early afternoon. (John Carter). A singing male Crossbill at Ruardean Hill this morning. (Ed Drewitt).

Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and an intruding Peregrine, Ravens, two Marsh Tits, a Redwing, three Song Thrushes, a Wren, Long-tailed Tits, a Kingfisher, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Goldcrest and a Treecreeper. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Berkeley shore     This morning three Oystercatchers, 24 Turnstones, 37 Golden Plovers, c150 Dunlin, a drake Pintail and a Cetti’s Warbler. (Paul Taylor).

Frampton pools     The long-staying Whooper Swan still on Court Lake this afternoon. (Terry Grant). Pic by Terry.

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Leckhampton     A male and female Blackcap in the garden this morning for the first time this winter. (Chris Furley).

Cheltenham     A Mistle Thrush, ten Blackbirds and a Song Thrush feeding on berries from the pyracantha bush in the garden at Benhall today. (David Norman). Pic by David.

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Arlingham     Along the river a Little Egret, three Grey Herons, two Cormorants, six Great Black-backed Gulls and c35 Lapwings and around the village birds included a Little Egret, a Green Woodpecker, ten Fieldfares and five Greenfinches. (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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