Tuesday 6th November 2018

Dowdeswell Reservoir     The RED-BREASTED MERGANSER still present today. Also a Red Kite today. (John Sanders/Steve Brown/Richard Tyler). 1st pic John, 2nd & 3rd Richard.

Red-breasted Merganser 061118 1

Red-breasted Merganser 061118 2

Red-breasted Merganser 061118 3

WWT Slimbridge     The BITTERN showed in front of Zeiss hide at 10:45am. (Martin Greenish).

Symonds Yat     The albino Carrion Crow still present today in dismal weather. Still around the island by the rapids, early morning and late afternoons. (Angela Carswell).

Forest of Dean     At Cannop ponds c180 Mandarins on the bottom pond and at least 20 on the top pond, also 50+ Tufted Ducks and four Wigeon. (Frank Williams).

Toadsmoor     22 Mandarins (12m, 10f) on Toadsmoor Lake this afternoon. Also a Kingfisher and a Little Grebe. (Jamie Warren).

Cotswold Water Park West     On Pit 41 nine Goosanders and six Goldeneyes.  Nearby a Water Rail calling, two Little Egrets, a Jay, a Green Woodpecker, two Bullfinches and a
small flock of Siskins. At Shorncote Reedbeds two Great White Egrets, a male Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard, a Green Woodpecker, two Cetti’s Warblers and a Water Rail. (Steve Brown/Duncan Dine/Felicity Cobb).

Hailes     At Hailes Abbey in the car park by the church, a large flock of Chaffinches with several Bramblings feeding underneath beech trees today. Nearby a large flock of Fieldfares and Redwings in the orchard in Didbrook. (Alan Baxter).

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Lake a Mute Swan, a Teal, five Coot, three Snipe, a singing Skylark and eight Meadow Pipits. (Mike Smart).

Barrow Ponds     Nine Cormorants perching, a Little Egret, a Kingfisher along the Chelt and 30 Fieldfares in a hawthorn hedge. (Mike Smart).

Lower Lode     At the brick-pits 11 Mute Swans, 12 Wigeon, a Gadwall, two Shovelers, a Tufted Duck, 40 Cormorants, ten Coots, two Green Sandpipers and ten Fieldfares today. (Mike Smart).

Staunton     At Straight Lane ten Lapwings on a recently ploughed and drilled field. (Mike Smart).

Maisemore     A Red Kite over at 7:30am, drifting W slowly. (Keith Stephens).

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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