Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Chapman’s Cross     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE c1.5mls SW of Sapperton SW of Chapman’s Cross along Emmerson Lane at SO 93149 01379 again between 11:15-11:35am then flushed by the farmer on a quad bike and not relocated by 1:15pm. Also a Peregrine, five Buzzards, two Kestrels, c250 Golden Plovers, a Stonechat, a Corn Bunting, 30+ Skylarks and 20 Linnets. (Graham Lawlor/Jake King/MK).

Sharpness    The two female/immature BLACK REDSTARTS active around the end of Dock Road late morning.  Also a Peregrine on top of the concrete tower. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

WWT Slimbridge     This afternoon from Zeiss hide two BITTERNS showing very well, one catching and eating a large fish. Also a Stonechat, four Redshanks, three Snipe and a large mixed flock including Black-tailed Godwits, Dunlins and Knot. On the Dumbles the eight Pink-footed Geese, four Common Cranes and a Peregrine. (Andy & Sue Gibbons) Pic by Andy.

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Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair, who several times today had to see off an intruding adult female Peregrine and a juvenile female Peregrine, ten Buzzards, male and female Goshawk, Ravens, a Goldcrest, a Wren, Nuthatches, a Jay, a Kingfisher, male and female Goosanders, Redwings, a Grey Heron and a Tawny Owl calling. Other sightings included a Peacock butterfly and Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Maisemore     Along Church Road, from the lake to the weir this afternoon birds included male and female Stonechat, three Buzzards, 70+ Redwings, three Song Thrushes, a Jay, a Green Woodpecker, two Blackcaps, a Mistle Thrush, a Greenfinch, eight Goldfinches and two Little Grebes. (John Fletcher).

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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