Friday 15th November 2019

Saul     Both SHAGS roosted overnight at the grain mill. (Roy Widgery). A female RED-BREASTED MERGANSER N of Cadbury Bridge at Saul at 11:30am then flew down the canal towards Splatt Bridge. (Martin McGill/Paul Masters/MK). Pic by Mike.

Red-breasted Merganser 151119

Frampton     A hunting female Merlin at 7:30am between Splatt and Cadbury canal bridges. (Roy Widgery). A SHAG was fishing in the canal at Splatt Bridge at 10am this morning. (Gordon Kirk).

Moreton Valence    A SHAG flew N at Parkend Bridge this morning at 9:45am. (Jeremy Squire).

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN showing very well from Zeiss hide today. On South Lake this morning birds included 183 Knot, 610 Black-tailed Godwits, 85 Dunlins, five Avocets, 17 Ruff and 641 Lapwings. 33 White-fronted Geese today including the two juvenile Greenland White-fronts. Also 8 Pink-footed Geese still on the Dumbles. Nine Bewick’s Swans flew in for tonight’s feed. (Scott Petrek/Ian Hull/Neil Smart).

Saul Warth     At midday 28 Mute Swans, five Canada Geese, two Shelducks, two Little Egrets, 6six Grey Herons, 30+ Fieldfares, three Stonechats (1m & a pair) and two Great Spotted Woodpeckers. (MK). Pic by Mike.

Stonechat 151119

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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