Thursday 12th November 2020

Frampton/Saul     A BEARDED TIT calling twice from the reed bed N of Splatt Bridge at 9:30am. Also a CATTLE EGRET over, a Great White Egret, a Marsh Harrier over the 100-Acre and two Stonechats at Saul Warth. (Gordon Hodgson).

Gloucester     The male BLACK REDSTART again today at 2pm, always favouring the sunny SE side of the cathedral. (Sam Walker). A Raven at Brockworth Tesco this morning. (Paul Masters). At Horsebere Flood Storage Area this morning birds included two male and one female Stonechat, five Long-tailed Tits, a Green Woodpecker, a Moorhen, four Mute Swans, a Grey Heron, two Buzzards, a Raven and c20 Meadow Pipits. (Steve Mockford).

Kingscote     20+ Buzzards in a field worming, also 32 Lapwings and six Red-legged Partridges in the same field, 100+ Redwings flew over, Nearby, in another field, 110+ Golden Plovers roosting. (Terry Grant).

Golden Plovers by Terry Grant

Cotswold Water Park West    Four CATTLE EGRETS and c30 Little Egrets near Cerney Wick, park at SU073954 walk down the footpath in the direction of Cricklade and view small fields to the N past the working quarry. (Duncan Dine).

Cattle & Little Egrets by Duncan Dine

Purton     On the rising tide this afternoon near Tites Point c300 Wigeon, 90 Dunlins, 80 Lapwings, six Cormorants, three Common Sandpipers, two Curlews, two Grey Herons, five Meadow Pipits and two Fieldfares. (Chris Newton).

Wigeon by Chris Newton

Berkeley     A juvenile/female Marsh Harrier seen following and quartering areas of the Little River Avon heading downstream towards Berkeley Pill at 12:05pm. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Cleeve Hill     This afternoon 14 Golden Plovers on the golf course, two Stonechats at Bill Smyllie reserve and the leucistic Rook on the common. Also Fieldfare, Redwing, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Goldfinch and a Marsh Tit. (Greg Lee).

Purton to Sharpness     Six Little Grebes, 100+ Fieldfares, Redwings, three Curlews, three Redshanks, a Cetti’s Warbler, a male Bullfinch, a Greenfinch, 60+ Wigeon, a Kingfisher, a pair of Stonechats and a Stoat. (Mike Davis).

Tewkesbury   At Mitton today, no sign of any geese at all, just c20 Wigeon and 12 Teal. (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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