Wednesday 1st December 2021

Saul     Eight Cattle Egrets and three Little Egrets in a field behind Saul playing area today. (Roy Widgery).

Cleeve Hill     The SNOW BUNTING still at the Dew Pond at SO 99651 24895 today. (Nigel Sluman/Seb Buckton). Fieldfare in hawthorn bushes by the pylons car park Cleeve Hill. (Alan McIlquham).

Fieldfare by Alan McIlquham

Sharpness     The male BLACK REDSTART again today along Dock Road. (Andy Jordan/Steve Brown).

Forest of Dean     A Hawfinch at Crown Lane, Parkend this morning. (Geoff Fawcett).

Frampton pools     At Court Lake the roosting Tawny Owl, a Peregrine over and two Buzzards. Also a pair of Pintail, six Pochards, 56 Gadwalls, 62 Tufted Ducks, 28 Wigeon, 38 Shovelers, a Teal, 16 Greylags, a Canada Goose, two Nuthatches and two Treecreepers. The Yellow-legged Gull at the Sailing Lake. Also six Red-legged Partridges flew over. (Steve Brown/Nick Goatman).

Daglingworth      A Green Sandpiper on the River Dunt this morning at SO 99254 05293. (Andrew Morrison).

Colesbourne     5-10 Bramblings on the bridleway between Colesbourne and Upper Coberley. (Nigel Bayliss).

Claypits     At least 12 Buzzards worming in a field at SO 76077 05369 between Hilltop Garage, and Cape Hall Farm (left hand side of A38 southbound) this morning between 10-11:30am. (Ian Elphick).

Kingswood     In the garden, stream and adjoining field birds today included 15 Fieldfares, two Redwings, a Mistle Thrush, ten Blackbirds, a Kingfisher, eight Goldfinches, five Chaffinches, a Bullfinch, a Dipper, three Grey Wagtails, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, two Jays, a Moorhen, a Siskin and 12 Long-tailed Tits. (Tom McCarthy).

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park c30 Redwings in back gardens since Monday, a garden
Song Thrush and a female Blackcap. (Steve Brown). A Green Woodpecker and a Jay in Bishops Cleeve cemetery. (Alan McIlquham).

Nailsworth     Birds in the garden today included a Grey Heron, a Grey Wagtail and three Jays. (Terry Grant).

Jay by Terry Grant

Grey Wagtail by Terry Grant

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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