Saturday 24th November 2018

Forest of Dean    Six Crossbills and four Bramblings at Crabtree Hill this morning. (Andy Chapman). A Dipper at Wenchford, at Nagshead a Woodcock flushed by two Fallow Deer in front of the Campbell hide and two Ravens, and at Parkend Church three Crossbills, three Siskins, a Marsh Tit, six Long-tailed Tits, two Nuthatches and a Goldcrest. (Steve Brown).

Leckhampton Hill     At Hartley Farm 400 Chaffinches and a Brambling feeding on spilt seed. (Duncan Dine).

Chapman’s Cross     400 Golden Plovers in a field just W of Chapman’s Cross this morning. (Tony Perry).

Cotswold Water Park East     A Little Stint at Pit 132 but very distant and Temminck’s not ruled out. (Steve Davis).

Sharpness     Birds included a flock of c80 Dunlins, c60 Wigeon, 12 Lapwings, two Curlews, a Cormorant and c20 Meadow Pipits. (Chris Newton).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Six Mute Swans, five Shelducks, 20 Wigeon, 50 Teal, 45 Mallards, a drake Pintail, six Shovelers, six Grey Herons, two Water Rails calling, four Snipe, two JACK SNIPE, five Meadow Pipits, c150 Fieldfares and two Ravens. (Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury     At Lower Lode brick pits 11 Mute Swans, 30 Wigeon, 22 Gadwalls, at least 38 Cormorants perched in trees and ten Coots. (Mike Smart).

Sheepscombe     Along the Painswick stream SO878115 this afternoon birds included male and female Mandarins, ten Mallards, a Little Egret, six Redwings, 11 Fieldfares, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Mistle Thrush, two Jays, 35 Common Gulls, 41 Rooks and 65 Woodpigeons. Also a Muntjac flushed. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Nailsworth     A Little Egret today on the flood pond at the rear of the petrol station, seen from the cycle track. Two Jays in bushes along the cycle track at Woodchester. (Paul Sutton).

Stanley Downton     Several small flocks of Redwings, later one of 30+, a female Kestrel near the viaduct. A Grey Heron in the field below Bonds Mill and a Little Grebe on the canal and 100+ Woodpigeons roosting in trees. At Ryeford a Kingfisher on the canal near Jacob’s Cottage at 2pm. (Paul Sutton).

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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