Tuesday 30th October 2018

Forest of Dean     A male HEN HARRIER at Crabtree Hill at 9:21am but no further sign by late morning. (Frank Williams).

Cotswold Water Park West     On Pit 41 nine Goosanders and six Goldeneyes, on Pit 58, 31 Red Crested Pochards and on Pit 57 three Goldeneyes, also at least six Siskins, a Chiffchaff and a Bullfinch. (Paul Rich).

Cleeve Hill     A female MERLIN and at least eight Bramblings this afternoon. (Martin Greenish).

Bourton-on-the-Water     At Bourton pits two male Red Crested Pochards, ten Teal, 10+ Wigeon, adult and juvenile Cormorants, 10+ Long-tailed Tits and a Treecreeper. Also a Small Copper and a Common Darter. (MK/Duncan Dine).

Notgrove     20+ Corn Buntings, c200 Linnets, a male Yellowhammer, two Red Kites, a Sparrowhawk and a Raven this afternoon. (MK/Duncan Dine).

Cheltenham     A Red Kite flying over Benhall this morning at 10:30am. (Ian Major).

Alderton Hill     This afternoon a Little Owl, two Buzzards, two Marsh Tits, two Jays and c20 Redwings over. (Graham Tompsett).

Longney     At the old orchards late afternoon around SO754137 two Little Owls, 30 Fieldfares, a Buzzard, 12 Goldfinches, a Chiffchaff, 13 House Sparrows, two Ravens and 800+ Carrion Crows. (John Fletcher).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair and another Peregrine pair on Doward Hill to the W of the viewpoint, a male Sparrowhawk, six Buzzards, Ravens, a Little Egret, two pairs of Mandarins, a Mistle Thrush, Redwings, two Nuthatches, a Little Grebe, Jays and a pair of Bullfinches. Also five Fallow Deer and a Hornet. (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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