Thursday 2nd December 2021

Cleeve Hill     The SNOW BUNTING still at the Dew Pond at SO 99651 24895 today. (Tim Jukes/Andy Jordan/Lisa Kinghorn). At West Down at SP 00797 23821 a ring-tailed HEN HARRIER, a Sparrowhawk and a female MERLIN. (Graham Baker).

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

Berkeley     A WATER PIPIT in the Pill today. (Andy Jordan).

Saul     Six Cattle Egrets in the field behind Saul playing field at 2:30pm at SO 74559 09294. View from far left hand corner from the hall car park by the wildlife pond. (MK).

Cattle Egrets by Mike King

Saul Warth     This afternoon fairly quiet 200+ Dunlins, five Grey Plovers, a Redwing, two Fieldfares, 5+ Linnets, 10+ Chaffinches, a Kestrel, a Buzzard and a Chiffchaff at the Sewage Works. (MK).

Forest of Dean     At Woorgreens today, two male and six female Goosanders and a Grey Heron. At Cannop Ponds by the stone works birds included a Bullfinch, a Marsh Tit, two Nuthatches, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Greylags, and eight male Mandarins and four females. (Chris Newton).

Mandarin by Chris Newton

Bullfinch by Chris Newton

Claypits     At least 14 Buzzards worming in a field at SO 76077 05369 between Hilltop Garage and New House Farm (left hand side of A38 southbound) today. (Jamie Warren).

Stonehouse    At Stanley Downton a Meadow Pipit, a female Stonechat, a Buzzard, 30+ Linnets and several Redwings over. At the sewage works 5-6 Greenfinches, 150-200 Pied Wagtails, three Redwings, and a Goldcrest again with a small Long-tailed Tit flock. A Grey Wagtail at Beard’s Mill and more Redwings around St Cyr’s church. (Paul Sutton).

Shab Hill     A mixed flock of c50 Redwings and Fieldfares today. (John Miles).

Stoke Orchard     Large flocks of Chaffinches today, include Linnets and Yellowhammers. (Phil & Chris Andrews).

Yellowhammer by Phil Andrews
Linnet by Phil Andrews

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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