Monday 22nd November 2021

Cleeve Hill     A very obliging SNOW BUNTING showing well in today’s sunshine at the Dew Pond at SO 99651 24895. (Graham Baker).

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN showing very well from Zeiss hide eating a Perch. (Richard Tyler/Les Ditchburn). Also today 35 Bewick’s Swans on the Rushy including new families, one pair with five cygnets. At least 57 White-fronted Geese on site today. (Martin McGill). A Water Rail from Zeiss hide and 200+ Golden Plovers on the Bottom New Piece. (Les Ditchburn/Ken Hurcombe).

Bittern by Richard Tyler

Bittern by Richard Tyler

Sharpness     A male BLACK REDSTART showing well on Dock Road. (Jake King/Les Ditchburn/Mike Davis). Between Sharpness Coastguards and Berkeley Pill 13 Cormorants, a pair of Ravens, at Saniger Farm Outfall three Stonechats, 51 Dunlins, 31 Lapwings, six Meadow Pipits, two Redshanks, with Teal, Wigeon, Mallard and a Curlew. In the Pill two Rock Pipits and 14 Fieldfares over. (Jake King). At the Docks Dock at high tide a Common Sandpiper, a pair of Peregrines and Pied and Grey Wagtail. (Mike Davis).

Corse    Two Red Kites over Corse Wood Hill today between Corse and Hasfield. (Steve French).

Frampton pools     At lunchtime five Lapwings, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, 25 Pied Wagtails, 11 Greylags, three Canada Geese, five Fieldfares, 28 Redwings and a Cetti’s Warbler. (Nick Goatman). Also the regular roosting Tawny Owl. (Ken Hurcombe).

Longney     Around the old orchards this afternoon birds included seven Fieldfares, two Redwing, a Mistle Thrush, a Song Thrush, four Long-tailed Tits, eight Robins, a Green Woodpecker, three Buzzards, a male Kestrel and 300+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls on adjoining fields. (John Fletcher).

Dudbridge     A Dipper at Dudbridge lock. (Paul Sutton).

Doverow Hill     A Buzzard, a Green Woodpecker and two Roe Deer. (Paul Sutton).

Stonehouse    Three Kingfishers at Nutshell Bridge near St Cyr’s Church. (Paul Sutton).

Kingfisher by Paul Sutton

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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