Wednesday 24th November 2021

Sharpness     A male BLACK REDSTART showing well on Dock Road again today. (Dot Jones).

Gloucester     A BLACK REDSTART still on the E side of the Cathedral this morning. (Roy Kinchin).

WWT Slimbridge     A SPOONBILL on the Rushy 11:45am-12:30pm. (Sam Walker). Two Dark-bellied Brent Geese (adult and juvenile) on the Dumbles this morning, also 71 White-fronted Geese including at least two Greenland White-fronted Geese and 45 Bewick’s Swans on the Rushy. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Kingscote     At Ashel Barn. 2+ Bramblings with Chaffinches opposite beech trees feeding on sunflower seed-heads at ST800968. (Vic Polley).

Chavenage Lane/Calcot area     240+ Skylarks disturbed from a stubble field by a female Merlin this afternoon. Also 40+ Yellowhammers and still over 6000 Woodpigeons in the area. (Terry Grant).

Cotswold Water Park West     A female-type Marsh Harrier over Pit 79 and a Yellow-legged Gull on Pit 32, the Gloucestershire half of the lake. (Martine & Pete Fenn).

Yellow-legged Gull by Pete Fenn

Cotswolds     From Daglingworth to Stratton, 1000 Golden Plovers, 2000+ Starlings, large flocks of Linnets and Yellowhammers with some Reed Buntings, 15 Bramblings and a female Merlin hunting. (Andrew Morrison).

Uley     A Kingfisher, a Grey Heron, two Cormorants, two Little Grebes and a distant Red Kite at Rockstowes lake this morning. (Phil Pope).

Stonehouse     Two Chiffchaffs, a Goldcrest with a small Long-tailed Tit flock near the sewage works at Stanley Downton this afternoon. Also three Kingfisher sightings on the canal from the Ocean to Ryeford. (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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