Friday 4th December 2020

Cotswold Water Park East     Three RING-NECKED DUCKS, an adult male, an immature male and a female, still on Pit 125, Bowmoor Sailing Lake, this morning. (Duncan Dine/Richard Tyler).

Frampton     Five Goosanders and a Greenshank with nine Redshanks N of Splatt Bridge at high tide this morning. (Neil Smart).

Staverton     A CATTLE EGRET with four Little Egrets in a field still between Brook Farm and Staverton House. Also a flyover Ring-necked Parakeet at Down Hatherley. (Mark Dowie).

Forest of Dean    13 Goosanders (5 males & 8 redheads), a Grey Heron and 5+ Canada Geese at Woorgreens Lake this afternoon. (Bettie Sloane/Mike Ingleby).

Winchcombe     At Hayles Fruit Farm today three Ravens, a Sparrowhawk, a Red Kite and two Marsh Tits. Also Redwings and Fieldfares all across the site, with 300 in one small group of trees. (Dave Clarke).

Calcot Manor     Five Stonechats (3 males & 2 females) today. (Terry Grant).

Chapman’s Cross      A female MERLIN, three Stonechats (2 males & a female) and a covey of 17 Red-legged Partridges. (Terry Grant).

Brockworth     A tame Raven getting free food from Greggs customers next to Tesco today. (Martin Kennedy).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included 37 Snipe, 150+ Lapwings, 11 Canada Geese, two Greylags, two Mute Swans, 77 Wigeon, 45 Mallards, 131+ Teal, 46 Shovelers, a Little Grebe, five Moorhens, four Coots, four Grey Herons, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Buzzards and a Tawny Owl hooted briefly at 2:15pm. (John Fletcher).

Gloucester Beeches     Two Red Kites and at least one Raven over the beech trees beside the A417 at 1pm at SO954127. (Gordon Avery).

Witcombe reservoirs     This morning birds seen included six Cormorants, c20 Mallards, three Tufted Ducks, three Great Crested Grebes, five Mute Swans, c20 Coots, ten Greylags and two Buzzards. (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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