Thursday 1st November 2018

Saul Warth     A WATER PIPIT at high tide today, presumably a returning bird, also 30+ Dunlins, ten Curlews, a Redshank, two Grey Herons, seven adult Great Black-backed Gulls, three Meadow Pipits, two Pied Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail and two Fieldfares. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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Aylburton Common    A Dipper on the stream (just 3 metres from the sitting room window) only the 3rd seen here in 29 years. (Martin Vaisey).

Symonds Yat     The albino Carrion Crow was there all afternoon again today, flying around from one side of the river to the other. (Angela Carswell). Pic by Angela.

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Stinchcombe Hill     A Woodcock and a Tawny Owl at dusk. Still plenty of Bramblings with other finches during the day and a Crossbill over this morning. (James Robinson).

Forest of Dean     Garden birds at Blaize Bailey today included two Bramblings, a Treecreeper and a male Blackcap. (Peter Boorman & Lynne Mayers).

WWT Slimbridge     At 1:30pm a family group of 14-15 White fronted Geese landed in front of the Robbie Garnett hide, then swam towards the Holden tower. (Matt Lathan).

Epney     400+ Lapwings on the mud S of the Anchor at 12:20pm. (MK).

Eastington     Two Ring-necked Parakeets flew over heading S today. (Nick Goatman).

Chipping Campden     At Dover’s Hill, a Red Kite, two Green Woodpeckers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, six Long-tailed Tits, two Marsh Tits, a Coal Tit, a Goldcrest and 13 Fieldfares. (Steve Brown).

Hailes     At Hailes Abbey, a Sparrowhawk today. (Steve Brown).

Hawling area     350+ Lapwings and 170+ Golden Plovers on two fields of winter wheat and stubble at SP073219 by the minor lane N of A436. Also six Red Kites feeding on  earthworms on a nearby wheat field at Salperton Estate S of the A436. (Harvey Sherwood).

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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