Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Broadwater Bottom     A ringtail HEN HARRIER this afternoon at 3:30pm at SP136175 drifting W over the Fosse Way. (Richard Tyler).

Frampton pools     A female SCAUP, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Yellow-legged Gull, a Green Sandpiper, two Pintails, 42 Gadwalls, 48 Tufted Ducks, 11 Shovelers, 314 Coot, 80 Teal, 61 Mallards, four Fieldfares, 23 Redwings, five Chiffchaffs, eight Lesser Redpolls and 12 Siskins today. (Nick Goatman).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbeds two Little Egrets, 12 Shovelers, a pair of Teal, three Water Rails calling, 21 Lapwings, a Green Sandpiper and a Snipe over, a male and a female Sparrowhawk, a Red Kite, two Green Woodpeckers, 20 Skylarks, 30+ Meadow Pipits, a Grey Wagtail, three Stonechats, 50+ Fieldfares/Redwings over in three separate flocks, three Goldcrests, six Chiffchaffs, four Cetti’s Warblers heard, 25 Goldfinches and ten Reed Buntings. (Jon Mercer).

Berkeley shore     A GREAT WHITE EGRET this afternoon, a patch tick. (Paul Taylor).

Cotswold Water Park East     A GREAT WHITE EGRET flew over Pit 132 at 7:45am. (Duncan Dine).

Cleeve Hill     Early morning from the masts to the top of the Washpool valley a Tawny Owl hooting, two Ravens, a Kestrel, five Golden Plovers, 100+ Redwings, 20+
Fieldfares, 15 Yellowhammers and a Snipe flushed from long grass. (Steve Brown).

WWT Slimbridge    On South Lake this morning, a first-winter Bar-tailed Godwit, the French colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwit and a Polish colour-ringed Black-headed Gull. (John Sanders). A GARGANEY still with Teal from Zeiss hide.  (Slimbridge Sightings). Also today a Jack Snipe, eight Common Cranes, three White-fronted Geese, 70+ Dunlins and a Peregrine caught a Teal on Tack Piece before being pushed off its kill by a Buzzard which then flew across the Martin Smith hide with the Teal in its talons. (Jonathan Angliss). Pics by John.

Bar-tailed Godwit 231018

Black-tailed Godwit 231018

Black-headed Gull 231018

Maisemore     Along Church Road from the pool to the weir on the Severn late afternoon birds included a Kingfisher, 13 Moorhens, a Coot, a Little Grebe, two Cormorants, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Chaffinches, 17 Jackdaws, nine Mallards and two Mute Swans. (John Fletcher).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the resident Peregrine pair and another Peregrine pair on the hillside above Symonds Yat west village, a juvenile female Goshawk, a male Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, Ravens, Jays, three Stock Doves,
Redwings, a Mistle Thrush and two Grey Herons. Also five Fallow Deer, a Hornet and an Orange Ladybird. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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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