Saturday 3rd November 2018

Tresham area     A female MERLIN in a field at 9am. Also a Red Kite and a Stonechat. (Paul Rich).

Chedworth     A flock of 20 Crossbills just below the Chedworth Roman Villa this morning. (Richard Tyler).

Forest of Dean     29 Crossbills at Edge Hills this morning. 168 Mandarins on the north pond at Cannop ponds. (Paul Masters).

Ebley     The Ring-necked Parakeet is still a daily visitor to gardens in the Foxmoor Lane area. (Steve Kear). Pic by Steve.

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Stroud     A male Peregrine circling over the Slad Valley for 15 minutes this morning. (Roger Wasley).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbeds eight Snipe flying over and a Kestrel. (Richard Williams). In the Pit 57/42 area 395 Tufted Ducks, 11 Goldeneyes and 14 Goosanders. (Nigel Pleass).

Coombe Hill Meadows     116 Teal, 44 Wigeon, three Shovelers, six Grey Herons, two Snipe, small numbers of Fieldfares going over high SW early on, flocks of at least 200 Fieldfares and 50 Redwings in the hedges. (Mike Smart).

Gloucester     In the landfill site area at midday 450 Herring Gulls, 100 Black-headed Gulls, two Ravens and 1250 Starlings on the tip. A pair of Stonechats on the slope by the Severn Way. (Gordon Avery).

Cheltenham     Six Long-tailed Tits on a garden feeder this lunchtime in Westbourne Drive, Pittville. (Clare McNulty).

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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