Sunday 18th November 2018

Frampton pools     The WOODLARK still with 20+Skylarks along Marsh Lane S of the Sailing Lake and around the pools two CATTLE EGRETS, a Great White Egret, 15 Little Egrets, a pair of Goldeneyes, a pair of Red Crested Pochards, seven Pochards, a Pintail, 114 Tufted Ducks, 105 Teal, 59 Gadwalls, four Wigeon, seven Shovelers, a Yellow-legged Gull and a Green Sandpiper today. (Nick Goatman). A pair of Stonechats, three Snipe and 40 Wigeon at Splatt Bridge this morning. (Gordon Hodgson).

Twyning     The Greenland White-fronted Goose still showing well on Upham Meadow, Glos, viewed from a field N of Fleet Lane, Worcs. (Andy Warr).

WWT Slimbridge     A JACK SNIPE from Martin Smith hide this morning also at least 13 Common Cranes on the Dumbles including the two unringed adults. (Roberta Goodall). A wholly unconfirmed report of two Tundra Bean Geese today. (Rare Bird Alert).

Staverton     A Barn Owl at 10:20pm. (Martin Greenish).

Hidcote Bartrim    A pair of Stonechats along the bridleway above Hidcote Bartrim near the masts today. (Paul Masters).

Ozleworth     A large flock of Golden Plovers and some Lapwings today. (Katharine Goatman).

Gloucester     A Red Kite over Gloucester Services on the M5 mid morning. (Jeremy Squire).

Coaley     A Peregrine on top of the church today. (Josh Adamms).

Frocester Hill     At 1pm a female Kestrel sat on overhead cables at Owlpen Farm. (Paul Sutton).

Stonehouse area     Around St Cyr’s Church/canal a Kingfisher flew E along the canal by the Church, a Raven over calling and a Tawny Owl calling from the churchyard. A Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Buzzard at Stanley Downton. Another Buzzard near Bonds Mill, two Little Grebes on the canal there and three Fieldfares. (Paul Sutton).

Cotswolds    This afternoon a male Stonechat near Hazleton at SP074188. 200+ Golden Plovers SE of Hawling by the B4068, at SP082219, with many Lapwings. Three Red Kites near Salperton at SP068197, and also large number of Fieldfares and a few Redwings. (Laurie Pierce/Duncan Dine).

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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