Sunday 28th October 2018

Westonbirt     A flock of 15 Crossbills showing well in the sun at the top of the pine trees at 10-10:30 this morning. (Burt Gorman).

Stinchcombe Hill      20+ Bramblings with Chaffinches on beech mast around the golf club and a Peregrine over. (James Robinson).

Frampton     Vismig over the garden this morning included 100’s of thrushes including one flock of 55 Fieldfares all heading NE, five Sparrowhawks, a Woodcock and a Yellowhammer, a garden tick. (Gordon Hodgson). Around the pools today two Goldeneyes, a Woodcock over in a pigeon flock, a late Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper,a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Yellow-legged Gull, 46 Gadwalls, ten Shovelers, 124 Teal, 46 Tufted Ducks, two Wigeon, 22 Cormorants, a Chiffchaff, 20 Fieldfares and 12 Redwings. (Nick Goatman).

Cotswold Water Park West     From 3pm until dusk a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Little Egret, 65+ Wigeon, 50+ Tufted Ducks, 20 Gadwalls, five Shovelers, three Teal, four Water Rails heard, a Snipe, a Green Sandpiper, a very late Greenshank, a male Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard, a Barn Owl emerged at 4:55pm, a Kingfisher, 12 Meadow Pipits, a Grey Wagtail, 54 Fieldfares and three Redwings over, four Cetti’s Warblers singing, a Chiffchaff and three Reed Buntings. (Jon Mercer).

Berkeley shore     A Jack Snipe in the Pill today. (Andy Jordan).

Sharpness     A Cetti’s Warbler heard singing near Sharpness at SO681038 today. (Nick Betts). A male Peregrine at the silo nest box mid-morning at the Docks. (Gordon Avery).

Hawling     c100 Lapwings and 50 Golden Plovers today. (Duncan Dine).

Bussage     First thing this morning on the garden feeders two Greenfinches and a rung Mealy Redpoll. Over the village several large flocks of Woodpigeons flying to Toadsmoor and Lypiatt woods up to 2000 birds in total. Also 40-50 Redwings and Fieldfares over. Three Goldcrests feeding in firs near Bussage Church. (Michael Cook).

Maisemore     A Red Kite at Old Over Rd (about ¼ mile S of the Apiaries) at midday today. (Colin Edwards).

Nailsworth     A huge north easterly movement of Woodpigeons between 7:40 am and 11:20 am at least 60000 birds involved, and large numbers continued to move after the count period ended. (Terry Grant).

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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