Friday 8th November 2019

Tewkesbury     The video camera on the Peregrine nesting tray on the bell tower at Tewkesbury Abbey has recently (4th November) seen a BLACK REDSTART. There is a short video clip here : (per David Bagley).

Saul     The juvenile SHAG still at the flour mill N of Cadbury Bridge until 10:45am at least. (Roy Shilham/Andy Jayne/MK). Pic by Mike.

Shag 081119

Saul Warth    36 Mute Swans, a Shelduck, two Little Egrets, 80 Curlews, 64 Lapwings, a Golden Plover, a Rock Pipit, 15 Meadow Pipits, a singing Chiffchaff and a male Stonechat. (MK). Pic by Mike.

Stonechat 081119

Frampton pools     A Woodcock, a Great White Egret, a Yellow-legged Gull, two Green Sandpipers, 26 Pochards, 54 Tufted Ducks, a Shoveler, 39 Gadwalls, four Little Grebes, 17 Great Crested Grebes, 439 Coots,  two Water Rails, three Chiffchaffs, 50+ Linnets and a Grey Wagtail. (Nick Goatman).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair and the Strathdon Cliff pair nearby, eight Buzzards, a Red Kite, a male Sparrowhawk, Jays, Redwings, Ravens and Stock Doves. Also four Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Winchcombe     This afternoon a Kingfisher along the River Isbourne. Also 6+ Long-tailed Tits and two Coal Tits in the garden. (Andrew Worthington).

Rodley Sands     From Blueboys Farm downstream to the pylons then upstream to Longney Sands birds included two Wigeon, 57 Lapwings, a Dunlin, four Snipe, ten Meadow Pipits, five Pied Wagtails, a female Stonechat and 15 Fieldfares. (Mike Smart).

Awre     123 Curlews, feeding in grassy field just below the church at SO 712080. (Mike Smart).

Walmore Common     This evening two Whooper Swans, 38 Greylags, 13 Canada Geese, six Shelducks, 290 Wigeon, five Gadwalls, 490+ Teal, 70 Mallards, ten Shovelers, a Water Rail heard and 69 Lapwings. (Mike Smart).

Apperley    15+ Bewick’s Swans in two groups in the very northern meadow at Hanby’s, the very big meadow with the solitary oak tree. This is the Apperley side of Coombe Hill, reached by going down Wick Lane, near the Farmers Arms.  Parking is impossible down Wick Lane, so best to park in Farmers Arms car park. (Nigel Blayney per 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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