Thursday 19th November 2020

Frampton pools    A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER along the footpath S of the Sailing Club by the pool on the right just before midday. Also large numbers of Goldfinches. Two Egyptian Geese on Court Lake and a Yellow-legged Gull on the Sailing Lake. A Peregrine and Fieldfares and Redwings in flooded fields N of Splatt Bridge. (Jane Bailey).

Ozleworth     At least 15 Bramblings this morning near the entrance to Newark Park along Park Lane. (Vic Polley).

Whitminster     A Barn Owl over the A38 just N of Whitminster at 5pm tonight, near the Standish turn. (Gordon Hodgson).

Prestbury     A Red Kite at 11:50am circling over the lower part of Mill Lane. A MEALY REDPOLL at the E end of Shaw Green Lane at 12:13pm. A WATER PIPIT with a mixed flock of Redwings, Chaffinches, Tits and Meadow Pipits all feeding on the ground at the top of the lane. They were all flushed by a Muntjac. They were all feeding in the area of ancient troughs in the field. (Ken Heron).

Cotswold Water Park West    Five CATTLE EGRETS still 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 Egret by Duncan Dine

Ashleworth Ham      Three Whooper Swans flew into Ashleworth Ham from the Wainlodes side of Coombe Hill early afternoon. (Sarah Loaring/Jeremy Squire). Early morning at least 45 Snipe and a Jack Snipe, three Mute Swans and c50 Canada Geese. (Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening).

Gloucester    At Alney Island this afternoon a roost of 62 Reed Buntings and 300+ Starlings. Also a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel, two Water Rails, a Kingfisher, a Cetti’s Warbler, eight Chiffchaffs, two Stonechats, five Siskins and a Muntjac. (Andy Jayne).

Stonehouse area     Ten Fieldfares at Bonds Mill, 50 Redwings and three Dippers at Millend Row, six Greenfinches at Cress Green and a Little Egret at Beard’s Mill. (Nigel Birch).

Plusterwine    Between Plusterwine and Cone Pill today, a Song Thrush, 15 Collared Doves, 370 Carrion Crows, 100 Woodpigeons, a Kestrel, 160 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 110 Lapwings, 20 Tufted Duck, two Redshanks, five Shelducks, 170 Curlews, two Meadow Pipits, a Grey Heron and 120 Starlings. Between Plusterwine and Guscar Rocks, two Snipe, 20 Redshanks, 20 Golden Plovers, three Grey Herons, six Teal, 50 Mallards, two Canada Geese, 25 Chaffinches, a Dunnock, a Mistle Thrush, 50 Curlews and a Buzzard. (Iain Crawford).

Forest of Dean     A Red Kite drifted ENE over the garden in Littledean this morning. (Dan Watson).

Tewkesbury     At the Abbey at 11am a male Peregrine took off and circled once before heading off SW followed by the female. Also 10+ Goldfinches, three Chaffinches and a Greenfinch. (Les Ditchburn).

Aldsworth     More than ten Red Kites and hundreds of Fieldfares and Redwings in hedgerows around the village this afternoon. (Chris Snook).

Red Kite by Chris Snook

Fieldfares by Chris Snook

Maisemore     From Church Road, along the lake to the weir and the upper parting this afternoon birds included a Little Grebe, nine Moorhens, 14 Mallards, 11 Redwings, seven Fieldfares, a Mistle Thrush, a Green Woodpecker, three Mute Swans, a Kestrel, two Buzzards and two Cormorants. (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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