Thursday 3rd December 2020

Cotswold Water Park East     Three RING-NECKED DUCKS, an adult male, an immature male and a female, on Pit 125, Bowmoor Sailing Lake, from 2pm until dusk. (Paul Masters/MK). The SLAVONIAN GREBE there again this morning only but no sign for the rest of the day. (Jon Mercer).

Ring-necked Ducks by Paul Masters

Ring-necked Ducks by Paul Masters

Ring-necked Duck, immature male by Mark Dowie

Frampton     The MERLIN had moved to Saul Warth this afternoon but was later at Splatt Bridge. Also the red wing-tagged Marsh Harrier and a Barn Owl in the 100-Acre and two Goosanders flew SW with three Goldeneyes. (Gordon Hodgson). Around the pools a Marsh Tit, 98 Tufted Ducks, 509 Coots, 109 Mute Swans, 121 Gadwalls, 43 Wigeon, 15 Shovelers, a drake Pintail, 20 Mallards, 41 Teal, four Pochards, three Little Grebes, 22 Moorhens, a Water Rail, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, four Blackcaps and two Cetti’s Warblers. (Nick Goatman).

Gloucester     At Alney Island, mainly round the Port Ham reedbed, this evening the Starling roost again, with several thousand birds going to roost in the reedbed. Also a Peregrine, a Water Rail calling and smallish numbers of Reed Buntings going to roost. (Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening).

Hartpury    27 Reed Buntings flew in to roost in the reeds at Hartpury Orchard Centre this evening. (Andy Jayne).

Cheltenham     At Pittville Park a Kingfisher and six Jays today. (Alan McIlquham).

Jay by Alan McIlquham

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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