Wednesday 24th October 2018

Forest of Dean     A juvenile GANNET circled low over Pope’s Hill and then flew off towards the W at 4:30pm today. (John & Viv Phillips).

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN flew past the Zeiss hide into the reed bed to the N at 11:15am. (Mike Davis).

Cleeve Hill     Eight Corn Buntings on the track leading to Wontley Farm this morning. (Martin Greenish). At least two Bramblings with c40 Chaffinches feeding on Beech mast just before you turn left to the Radio Masts next to the road. (Duncan Dine).

Longney     At the old Orchards this afternoon around SO754137 two Little Owls, five Redwings, 17 Fieldfares, a Sparrowhawk, a Raven, a Buzzard, 18 House Sparrows, six Goldfinches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, five Red-legged Partridges and seven Starlings. Also six Small Tortoiseshell butterflies. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Gloucester     At Horsbere Flood Storage Lake three Mute Swans, four Mallards, four Coots, 12+ Moorhens, two Grey Herons, a female Stonechat and three Reed Buntings today. (Gordon Avery).

Witcombe Reservoirs     Seven Mute Swans, two Canada Geese, eight Greylags, five Mallards, a Tufted Duck, 12 Moorhens, 33 Coots, five Great Crested Grebes, four Little Grebes, three Cormorants, 41 Black-headed Gulls and a Common Gull. (Gordon Avery).

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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