Wednesday 17th November 2021

Sharpness     An adult male BLACK REDSTART towards the end of Dock Road at 2:50pm. (Andy Jordan).

Gloucester     A probable sighting of a Black Redstart at the E end of Gloucester Cathedral today. No bins to confirm, possibly a returning bird. (Colin Edwards).

WWT Slimbridge    On South Lake causeway at 4pm three Cattle Egrets and a Snipe. (Mike Davis).

Saul village    Four Cattle Egrets, a Little Egret and 13 Mandarins this afternoon. (Roy Widgery).

Cotswolds     At Rendcomb a Kingfisher flew under the bridge at first light. From Perrott’s Brook to Baunton, a Buzzard, a Sparrowhawk heard, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Stock Dove, numerous Fieldfares and Redwings and c50 Siskins in small groups. In Baunton a group of c10 Bullfinches including an adult male feeding on Ash keys. (Steve Brown).

Chedworth     At the Roman Villa a Tawny Owl calling at 12:15pm and then from 12:45pm until 1pm, a Raven, 2/3 noisy Jays, two Nuthatches and a small flock of Long-tailed Tits, also many Fieldfares and Redwings throughout the area. (Steve Brown).

Ashleworth Ham     Late afternoon four Canada Geese, 23 Wigeon, 172 Teal, 30 Mallards, two Shovelers, three Snipe, a Kingfisher and nine Long-tailed Tits. At dusk, at least 250 Canada Geese came in from the N to roost. (Mike Smart).

Gretton     A male Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding on suet in a garden this afternoon. (Roger Wasley).

Great Spotted Woodpecker by Roger Wasley

Hawling/Hampen area     200+ mixed thrushes, mainly Fieldfares and Redwings but included a Mistle Thrush. (John Miles).

Nailsworth     At Ruskin Mill Ponds this afternoon a Little Grebe, four Grey Herons, 14 Moorhens, two Ravens and three Buzzards. (John Fletcher/Jake King).

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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