Friday 5th November 2021

Frampton     A male Marsh Harrier from Splatt Bridge this morning. (Roy Widgery). A Cattle Egret came into roost on Court lake at 3:56pm. (Jeremy Squire).

Saul Village     This afternoon two Cattle Egrets and eight Little Egrets, a Kingfisher and five Mandarins. (Roy Widgery).

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide three Great White Egrets and five Russian White-fronted Geese. From Robbie Garnett hide three Greenland White-fronted Geese and five Russian White-fronted Geese and two Spotted Redshanks. The Spoonbill and two Great Crested Grebes on South Lake and the Dark-bellied Brent Goose from Estuary Tower briefly. (Ian Hull/Tim Jukes/Dot Jones).

Slimbridge     The Peregrine on Slimbridge church again today. (Phil Cull).

Painswick Beacon    Nine Bewick’s Swans heading SSE down the Painswick Valley at 11:25am. (Francis Steuck).

Selsley Common     Early morning six Bramblings over and a pair in a tree. Also c30 Fieldfares, a Redwing and a Raven. (Colin Greenfield).

Aylburton Common     Two Dippers together on stream in the garden at 9:15am. (Jan Vaisey).

Chavenage Lane     210+ Fieldfares moving W this afternoon, also 2000+ Wood Pigeons and two Red Kites. (Terry Grant).

Bledington    A Fieldfare in an Ash tree on the edge of Bledington late morning and c20 flying S along the Glos/Oxon boundary seen from Kingham station at 1:50pm. (Rob Homan).

Tewkesbury     Two Water Rails today, showing well at Cowfield Farm. (Les Ditchburn).

Ozleworth     c250 Golden Plovers took off from a field near the Ozleworth crossroads near Kingscote also 100+ Wood Pigeons headed SE. c150 Red-legged Partridges in an adjacent field. Also two Buzzards and two Red Kites over Kingscote. (Paul Sutton).

Ryeford     Late afternoon a Kingfisher. (Paul Sutton).

Hucclecote     Garden birds today included 12 Long-tailed Tits, a male Great Spotted Woodpecker, c20 House Sparrows and two Goldfinches. (Harold 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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