Saturday 9th December 2017

Cotswold Water Park East     A GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 125 from 2-2:30pm today. (John Durell/Robin Griffiths).

Sharpness     A BLACK REDSTART still on the old FedEx building at Dock Road today. (Ken Hills). Pic by Kenny.

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Berkeley shore     Three Whooper Swans flew N past Berkeley shore at 10:02am. (Paul Taylor).

Forest of Dean     At Speech House Arboretum car park a female Tawny Owl heard and two Ravens over. At Parkend cricket ground in Crown Lane six Hawfinches. At Cannop Ponds six Mandarins (3m, 3f), five Wigeon, 15 Tufted Ducks and c20 Siskins. At New Fancy View two Siskins, a male Bullfinch and a Buzzard. (Derek Hale).

Cambridge     Two garden Hawfinches again at Ryalls Lane, today. Also of note, a male Brambling, a female Kingfisher fishing successfully, two male and two female Blackcaps,  a Water Rail and c30 Fieldfares feeding on fallen Perry pears. (Ennis Jones).

Frampton pools     A male Pintail and a Shelduck on Court Lake. Also around the pools 89 Tufted Ducks, 62 Gadwalls ,three Wigeon, five Shovelers, 37 Teal, eight Great Crested Grebe, a Little Grebe, 24 Mallards, 208 Coots, two Kingfishers, a Grey Wagtail and the adult Yellow-legged Gull still. (Nick Goatman).

Naunton     Birds today included four Bullfinches, 15+ Blackbirds, 80+ Fieldfares and Redwings, 10+ Chaffinches, two Goldfinches, male and female Sparrowhawks, two Red Kites, a Goldcrest, a Nuthatch, 20+ Blue Tits, six Coal Tits and two Willow Tits. (Phil Steele).

Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, a Goshawk, Buzzards, four Ravens, a Jay, a male and female Goosander, two Greenfinches, a male and female Bullfinch, a Grey Heron, a Goldcrest and Long-tailed Tits. Also four Fallow Deer and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Arlingham     In the area c250 Lapwings, a Grey Heron, six Cormorants, four Great Black-backed Gulls, a Buzzard, a Kestrel and c36 Redwings today. (Antony Seabright).

Leigh Meadows     Four Mute Swans, two Canada Geese, 14 Mallards, four Teal, a Grey Heron, a Snipe, two Green Sandpipers and two Ravens. (Mike Smart).

Cobney Meadows     A Grey Heron and two Stonechats. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     Four Mute Swans, 36 Wigeon, 310 Teal, 25 Mallards, five Pintails, a Shoveler, a Grey Heron, two Snipe, three Meadow Pipits, 20 Redwings, 100 Chaffinches  and three Bramblings today. (Les Brown/Mike Smart/GNS field meeting).

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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