Saturday 10th November 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     An adult GREAT NORTHERN DIVER moulting into winter plumage on Pit 125 today. Also five Goldeneyes, a Cetti’s Warbler, two Chiffchaffs, a Water Rail, Snipe and plenty of Fieldfares, Redwings and Song Thrushes. (Ian Ralphs).

Cotswold Water Park West     An adult Yellow-legged Gull in the Pit 16 roost this evening. (Graham Lawlor).

WWT Slimbridge     The BITTERN flew towards Kingfisher hide from Zeiss hide at midday. (Dot Jones).

Sharpness     A Great White Egret over SE heading for Berkeley at 6:52am. (Andy Jordan).

Frampton     At the pools two Great White Egrets, three Green Sandpipers, a Yellow-legged Gull, two Chiffchaffs, one singing, 48 Fieldfares, 34 Redwings, a Water Rail, a Raven and a Grey Wagtail. (Nick Goatman). Two Ring-necked Parakeets flew across the Sailing Lake at 3pm. Also a SHORT-EARED OWL and two Stonechats at Splatt Bridge at dusk. (Colin Greenfield).

Woodchester     A Woodcock seen in flight across a path at Woodchester Park this afternoon. (Sam Walker).

Coombe Hill Meadows   143 Canada Geese, 190 Greylags, 11 Mute Swans, 122 Mallards, 230 Teal, 220 Wigeon, three Shovelers, seven Grey Herons, four Moorhens, two Coots, a Snipe and 61 Black-headed Gulls today. (David Anderson/Andrew Godden).

Cobney Meadows     Four Wigeon, two Teal, two Mallards, a Grey Heron, a Cormorant, 15 Canada Geese flew SW, a Skylark, at least 150 Fieldfares and 20 Redwings today. (Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     A Grey Heron, a Snipe, three Skylarks over, a Grey Wagtail, 250 Fieldfares and 20 Redwings and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     20 Teal, 40 Mallards, two Grey Herons, five Snipe, 40 Fieldfares, 30 Chaffinches and three Roe Deer. (Mike Smart).

Bussage     First thing this morning in Frithwood two Nuthatches and a Treecreeper, 12 Long-tailed Tits and a Goldcrest in the Firs near the Church. 11 Collared Doves bathing in a pool near the Ridge. This afternoon two Sparrowhawks high over the Toadsmoor valley and three male and five female Bramblings with Chaffinches in the the top of a Birch tree near the Ridge. (Michael Cook).

Stroud     Two Dippers and a flock of 50 Siskins today along the River Frome in central Stroud. (Martin Wright/Nigel Birch).

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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