Saturday 4th December 2021

WWT Slimbridge     At least one, probably two, adult KITTIWAKES upriver towards Saul Warth at 9:45am. Seven Knot at South Lake and a Goshawk put up nearly everything there at 1:10pm. (Andy Jayne).

Frampton    A male MERLIN N of Splatt Bridge this morning. (Paul Masters/Andy Chapman).

Forest of Dean     Ten Wigeon at Cannop ponds and two drake Goosanders at Woorgreens today. (Dan Watson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Water Rail, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Chiffchaff, a Blackcap, a Peregrine, a pair of Tawny Owls in the car park first thing and 35 Skylarks. (Ian Ralphs). Also today two Mute Swans, 50 Wigeon, 20 Teal, ten Mallards, a Buzzard, a Sparrowhawk, two Water Rails calling, a Lapwing, 30+ Fieldfares, 25+ Fieldfares, 15 Goldfinches, five Chaffinches, five Linnets and two Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury     At Mitton in the last field in Gloucestershire, along Avon N of Tewkesbury on the field behind the sailing club a Mute Swan, 300 Wigeon, 43 Teal, 30 Mallards, four Shovelers, a Black-tailed Godwit and a Chiffchaff calling. (Mike Smart).

Ozleworth Park     This afternoon c11 Red Kites and c8 Buzzards. Two more Buzzards by the B4058/A4135 crossroads and another Buzzard on a hedge towards Kingscote. Also a Jay, ten Redwings, six Song Thrushes, a Grey Wagtail, two Coal Tits, small flocks of Goldfinches, Chaffinches and 20+ Long-tailed Tits. (Paul Sutton).

Nailsworth     At Ruskin Mill late afternoon a Kingfisher, three Grey Herons, three Little Grebes and a Buzzard. (Paul Sutton).

Chapman’s Cross     Two Red Kites, a Buzzard and a Peregrine circling overhead, 20+ Skylarks and 6+ Redwings today. (Josh Adamms).

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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