Monday 30th November 2020

Gloucester    The male BLACK REDSTART still on the S side of Gloucester Cathedral today. (Ken Hurcombe).

Frampton pools     A red wing-tagged female Marsh Harrier chasing Teal over the reedbed in the NE corner of Court Lake at 12:45pm. Also 100+ Mute Swans, a pair of Egyptian Geese still, 50+ Teal, 45+ Wigeon, ten Cormorants and the regular roosting Tawny Owl. On the Sailing Lake an adult Yellow-legged Gull and three female/immature Goldeneyes. (MK).

Egyptian Geese by Mike King

Tawny Owl by Mike King

Goldeneyes by Mike King

Yellow-legged Gull by Mike King

Witcombe Reservoirs    Two female/immature Goldeneyes this afternoon. (Jeremy Squire).

Netheridge Farm     A Green Sandpiper in a ditch next to the footpath N of Netheridge Farm. Also a Kingfisher c100m N of Quedgeley.  (Paul Masters).

Forest of Dean     Just one Hawfinch under the yews in Crown Lane at Parkend this morning. (Geoff Fawcett). At Woorgreens Lake three redhead Goosanders, a pair of Mute Swans, a pair of Mallards and 6+ Canada Geese today. Two Goldcrests in mature Oak woodland nearby. (Mike Ingleby).

Gloucester     At Port Ham on Alney Island c5000 Starlings gathering on pylons, then flying round together before diving into the reedbed. Also two Water Rails calling from the reedbed, a Jack Snipe and a female Stonechat. (Mike Smart).

Staverton    On farmland S of Staverton Airport birds included three Coal Tits, eight Dunnocks, c40 Goldfinches, c60 Fieldfares, c10 Redwings, a Grey Wagtail and a Buzzard. (Steve Mockford).

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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