Sunday 1st December 2019

Sharpness     A BLACK REDSTART still at the end of Dock Road early afternoon. (Paul Taylor).

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN from Zeiss hide again today. (Tom & Greg Mabbett/Della & Hayden Lack). 52 Bewick’s Swans on the Rushy this evening. (Martin McGill).

Saul     The immature SHAG very briefly on the canal N of Cadbury Bridge at 7:45am then flew off N. (Andy Oliver).

Batsford     A FIRECREST and two Goldcrests amongst a small mixed tit flock at Batsford Arboretum this afternoon. Also three Mistle Thrushes, two Nuthatches, a Treecreeper, two Siskins, a Brambling and 27 Chaffinches and a Raven calling nearby. (Michael Cook).

Chedworth     At Chedworth Roman Villa, two Ravens, two Buzzards, two Jays, four Marsh Tits, a Coal Tit, six Long-tailed Tits, two Nuthatches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Goldcrests, a Mistle Thrush and a Grey Heron over. (Steve Brown).

Aldsworth     At Aldsworth junction on the A40 6 or 7 Red Kites over a Pheasant carcass dipping in and out of the traffic. (Michael Cook).

Lydney     Today at Lydney Harbour birds included 12 Fieldfares, four Goldfinches, a Greenfinch, two Lapwings, ten Long-tailed Tits, a Pied Wagtail and three Redwings. (Martin Russell). Pic by Martin.

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Halmore     Birds in the garden today included a Marsh Tit, eight Long-tailed Tits and a male Sparrowhawk which narrowly missed a Great Tit. (Chris Newton).

Quedgeley     A Coal Tit in the garden this morning, just the second this year. (MK).

Horsley     A female Kestrel carrying a vole near Horsley tip crossroads late afternoon. Nearby a male Kestrel on wires near the Kingscote turning. (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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