Tuesday 10th November 2020

Saul Warth     A SNOW BUNTING seen twice in flight, then flew S and not relocated. Also 255 Golden Plovers and 138 Lapwings flew in from the N, two Stonechat, 3/4 Rock Pipits, a WATER PIPIT, a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff and a Brambling over. (Gordon Hodgson).

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE again today at Crabtree Hill. (Eian Wall/Mike Ingleby). Please stay on the footpaths. Don’t wander across the heath to get close to the bird for better pics. Photographers were doing this again today! Also in the Forest today at Lydney Lake eight female Goosanders. In Whitecroft a male Brambling in the garden with a Chaffinch flock. (Andy Meaton). At May Hill a wintering Woodcock in the woods high on the Hill, a Stonechat in the gorse on top, unusually late in the year to still be there and a Kestrel hunting over the grasslands. (Rob Guest).

Netheridge Farm     A Jack Snipe at the Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A CATTLE EGRET in front of the Grundon hide briefly but not settling before flying high SE this afternoon. (Jeremy Squire).

Newnham-on-Severn     A Great White Egret flew down river at 3:40pm. (Lewis Thomson).

Broadoak & Westbury-on-Severn     210 Lapwings, a Golden Plover, three Little Egrets, a Rock Pipit, a Brambling, a Lesser Redpoll, seven Reed Buntings, three Chiffchaffs and two Blackcaps at lunchtime. (Lewis Thomson).

Goose Green     At Goose Green ST 79 95 near Bagpath this afternoon 23 Chaffinches, a male Brambling, a pair of  Marsh Tits, a Nuthatch, a male Sparrowhawk took a Chaffinch, three Buzzards, seven male Pheasants and a Red-legged Partridge. (Jake King).

Stonehouse     Around Stonehouse Water Meadows today a Little Egret at Bond’s Mill, a Meadow Pipit at Cress Green, a Grey Wagtail at Millend, a Cetti’s Warbler at Ocean Bridge and a Chiffchaff at Millend Row. (Nigel Birch).

Churchdown Hill     This morning a Chiffchaff, two Yellowhammers, two Goldcrests, two Coal Tits, nine Lesser Redpolls feeding on a Silver Birch with catkins, a local patch tick, a Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipits and a large flock of Linnets. (Alan Baxter).

Mitton, near Tewkesbury     On a wet field birds included a DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE, five Mute Swans, 102 Canada Geese, a Barnacle Geese, 78 Wigeon and 18 Teal. (Mike Smart). Take the road to the sailing club (Avoncrest Drive), park at the end at SO897338, then there is a pathway between the new housing estate and the meadow. There is a hedge between the housing estate and the meadow, but you can see through or over it at several places.

Upham Meadow     This morning five Greylags, 254 Canada Geese, a Buzzard, six Skylarks, five Fieldfares and 12 Redwings. (Mike Smart).

Highnam Woods     This afternoon birds included three Marsh Tits, five Coal Tits, two Nuthatches, three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Long-tailed Tits, seven Pied Wagtails, nine Redwings, a Raven and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

Marsh Tit by 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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