Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Cleeve Hill     Early morning a RING OUZEL with many Redwings, ten Blackbirds and a Song Thrush feeding on abundant Hawthorn berries at the top of the Washpool Valley. Also a Buzzard, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Golden Plover heard, a Raven, two Bullfinches, a Greenfinch and a small flock of Linnets. (Steve Brown).

Forest of Dean     Six Bramblings feeding on berries on May Hill today. (Alan Hooper).

Brambling by Alan Hooper

Saul Warth     This afternoon two Great White Egrets, two Grey Herons, three Little Egrets, four Curlews, 40+ Linnets, a singing Chiffchaff, a Grey Wagtail, three Mistle Thrushes, a flock of 13 Stock Doves flew S and three Buzzards. (MK).

Great White Egrets by Mike King

WWT Slimbridge    A BRENT GOOSE seen amongst the Canada Geese from the Estuary Tower this afternoon by a visitor. Also the SPOONBILL still, the Bewick’s Swan and five White-fronted Geese. (per Ian Hull/Roberta Goodall).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Low hundreds of Wigeon, first Tufted Duck of the winter, five Pintails, a Fieldfare and two Mistle Thrushes. (Ian Hull).

Aylburton Common     A Red Kite circling over at 12:15pm. (Martin Vaisey).

Dowdeswell Reservoir     Two Marsh Tits amongst a tit flock today. (Les Ditchburn).

Northleach     10+ Red Kites swooping down on roadkill on the A40 duel carriageway today. (Les Ditchburn).

Hazleton area     Three Corn Buntings, a Redwing, three Mistle Thrushes, four Yellowhammers, 40+ Chaffinches, a Jay, three Red Kites, a Stonechat, 30+ Goldfinches and three Fallow Deer today. (Les Ditchburn).

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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