Saturday 8th December 2018

Cotswold Water Park East    Five Egyptian Geese at Pit 127 and eight Goosanders at Pit 111. (Ian Ralphs).

Eastleach Downs    25 Corn Buntings (3 singles and flock of 22), a pair of Stonechat, ten Grey Partridges and a Chiffchaff in a game strip. 1000+ Fieldfares and 200 Redwings in the area. (Ian Ralphs).

WWT Slimbridge     A MERLIN from Martin Smith hide at 3:20pm buzzing the Golden Plover flock. (Dot Jones).

Gloucester    A Water Rail, a Little Egret and a Jack Snipe at Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake this morning. (Martin Greenish).

Quedgeley     A Raven in the car park this morning. (James Robinson).

Edge   At Rudge Hill NNR mid afternoon three Redwings, nine Fieldfares, two Bullfinches and seven Chaffinches. (John Fletcher).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Today’s WeBS count birds included ten Mute Swans, 810 Canada Geese, 324 Greylags, seven Shelducks, 690 Wigeon, 130 Teal, 43 Mallards, 36 Pintails, a Grey Heron and 18 Lapwings. Also 60 Redwings, ten Fieldfares and 100 Starlings over SW. (Andrew Godden/Mike Smart).

Ashleworth & Hasfield Ham     Today’s WeBS count birds included two Mute Swans, 62 Greylags, 199 Canada Geese, six Shelducks, four drake Mandarins, 200 Wigeon, two Gadwalls, 600 Teal, 50 Mallards, 15 Pintails, nine Shovelers, two Grey Herons, 51 Lapwings, eight Snipe and 70 Black-headed Gulls. Also six Meadow Pipits and ten Fieldfares. (Andrew Godden/Mike Smart).

Cobney Meadows     25 Teal, ten Fieldfares and 200 Starlings feeding on wet ground. (Andrew Godden/Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     Ten Fieldfares, five Redwings and 150 Starlings feeding on ground. (Andrew Godden/Mike Smart).

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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