Thursday 26th November 2020

Gloucester    A male BLACK REDSTART still on the SE side of Gloucester Cathedral today until 2pm at least, also a Grey Wagtail and a Pied Wagtail. (Dave Stone). This morning at Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Area three Moorhens, a Coot, four Mute Swans, two female Stonechats and a Goldfinch. On adjacent farmland six Chaffinches, c30 Meadow Pipits, c10 Fieldfares and c20 Pied Wagtails. (Steve Mockford).

Quedgeley     A Cetti’s Warbler singing at Clearwater Drive this morning and a Song Thrush singing nearby, also a Grey Wagtail and a Chiffchaff present and a Kingfisher along the canal between Sims Bridge and Rea Bridge. (Paul Masters/Andy Chapman).

Frampton pools     This afternoon a pair of Egyptian Geese, a Little Egret, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, male and female Blackcap, two Grey Wagtails and the regular Tawny Owl roosting. (MK).

Egyptian Geese by Mike King

Tawny Owl by Mike King

Grey Wagtail by Mike King

Frampton shore     From the towpath at Splatt Bridge a MERLIN, two Little Egrets, a Stonechat, three Buzzards, a Kingfisher and two Redshanks. (Aled Phillips). Two Marsh Harriers this evening. (Gordon Hodgson).

Great Barrington    This afternoon, in a field just N of Great Barrington SP 20286 14668 a MERLIN pursuit of a Skylark. (Martine Fenn).

Minchinhampton Common     80-100 Golden Plovers near Old Lodge cattle trough at 7am this morning. (Andrew Speller).

Forest of Dean     At Parkend today a Hawfinch and four Dippers. (Dave Clarke).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Peregrine and a Treecreeper today. (Paul Clark).

Tewkesbury     At Mitton, along the Avon just north of Tewkesbury, at least six Mute Swans, two Canada Geese, at least 300 Wigeon and at least five Teal on the wet field. (Mike Smart).

Hawling     Today c200 Fieldfares, 50 Redwings, 40 Red-legged Partridges and three Stonechats in the area. (Roger Wasley).

Stonechat by Roger Wasley

Fieldfare by Roger Wasley

Red-legged Partridge by Roger Wasley

Cheltenham     Around The Hewletts and Northfield Farm Circular today birds included Fieldfares and Redwings, a Raven, two Buzzards, a Green Woodpecker, male and female Sparrowhawk, a Bullfinch, a Goldfinch, eight Meadow Pipits and a Nuthatch. (Howard Smith).

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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