Saturday 21st November 2020

Tarlton     A ringtail HEN HARRIER flushed near Hailey Wood it flew off fast then it came back and flapped over the fields disturbing c10 Skylarks and 20+ Starlings  then flew off. (Rob Curtis).

Cotswold Water Park West    Three CATTLE EGRETS and 17 Little 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 Egrets by Duncan Dine

Frampton     Late morning around Splatt Bridge birds included two Little Egrets, a Great Crested Grebe, 40+ Lapwings, three Snipe, a pair of Egyptian Geese, 50+ Shelducks, two adult Cormorants, a Buzzard, a female Sparrowhawk, a male Kestrel, a Kingfisher, 40+ Redwings, 100+ Fieldfares, three Stonechats (2m, 1f), a male Grey Wagtail and a Mistle Thrush. (Paul Sutton/Mike Davis).

Coombe Hill Meadows     An OTTER along the canal, a Peregrine, a Dunlin, 20 Pintails, 50 Shovelers, five Tufted Ducks and a Chiffchaff this morning. (Ian Ralphs).

Ashleworth/Hasfield Hams     This morning 223 Greylags, 121 Canada Geese, 42 Mute Swans, ten Shovelers, 15 Pintails, 85 Wigeon, 24 Lapwings, a Little Egret, a roosting Tawny Owl and a Peregrine. (Mark Dowie).

Elmstone Hardwicke     A Barn Owl along Stanboro Lane tonight. (Jeremy Squire).

Barrow     At Barrow Pond and the nearby River Chelt this morning two Egyptian Geese, 34 Teal, a Little Grebe, three Green Sandpipers, a Peregrine, a Kingfisher and a Grey Wagtail. (Andy Jayne).

Ebworth     A Kingfisher at a small pond in Workman’s Wood today. (Tony & Janet Duffin).

Washbrook     Centered around SO856094 this afternoon three Redwings, two Pied Wagtails, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a singing Song Thrush, a Buzzard, 200 Lesser Black-backed Gulls on a damp meadow, 150+ Jackdaws and a Roe Deer. (John Fletcher).

Frocester/Eastington area     A mixed flock of c100 Greenfinches and c50 Chaffinches in dried sunflowers at SO792038. c100 Pied Wagtails in a ploughed field at SO791035. A Brambling with a small flock of Chaffinches in a hedgerow at Eastington at SO778046. Three Little Grebes on the canal close to the Ocean on the Bond’s Mill side of the railway at SO791056. (Nigel Birch/Martin Wright).

Tuffley     100 Starlings, two Grey Wagtails, two Pied Wagtails and a Sparrowhawk in the garden today. (John Fletcher).

Sparrowhawk 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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