Tuesday 5th December 2017

Wilmer Common    Three Whooper Swans (1 ad, 2 cygs), a Mute Swan, seven Shelducks, 80 Wigeon, 580 Teal, 20 Mallards, 14 Shovelers, a Sparrowhawk, 15 Pied Wagtails and a male Stonechat today. At Longney Sands (upstream of Blueboys Farm) 84 Canada Geese, eight Shelducks, 28 Mallards, two Grey Herons, 70 Lapwings, a Snipe and three Stonechats in reeds along river bank. Wilmer Common is the little marsh at Rodley W of Walmore, along the stream W of Boxbush Farm. (Mike Smart).

WWT Slimbridge     This afternoon a Little Stint from the Peng conservatory on the Rushy. (Robert Shiret). Pic by Robert.

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Purton     On the high tide today, two Shelducks, a Kingfisher, c10 Wigeon, 12 Canada Geese, a Cormorant and three Common Seals, seen separately riding the tide downriver. Yesterday a Woodcock flushed in woods at Halmore. (Chris Newton). Pic by Chris.

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Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and an intruding Peregrine, a Red Kite, two Goshawks, four Buzzards, Ravens, a Song Thrush, a Goldcrest, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jays, a male Bullfinch, a Kingfisher, a Grey Heron, Siskins, a Tawny Owl calling, two Marsh Tits and a Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Netheridge     A Green Sandpiper at the old cement works on Bristol Road by Netheridge swing bridge again today. (Mark Hobson).

Cheltenham     A female Blackcap briefly in the garden at Benhall today. (David Norman).

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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