Tuesday 7th December 2021

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon a family of three OTTERS showed well from the hide. Birds included 53 Teal, 56 Wigeon, 202 Mallards, nine Pintails (7m, 2f), male and female Shoveler, a Canada Goose, three Moorhens, two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, four Chaffinches, two Redwings, four Fieldfares, two Pied Wagtails, two Jays, two Buzzards, a Peregrine and a Red Kite. (John Fletcher).

Otter by John Fletcher

Otters by John Fletcher

Frampton pools     A Marsh Harrier over Court Lake, around the pools three Goldeneyes (2m, 1f), 104 Shovelers, 102 Tufted Ducks, eight Pochards, 20 Wigeon, seven Teal, 64 Gadwalls, 25 Mallards, 11 Great Crested Grebes, six Little Grebes, 33 Mute Swans, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, 291 Coots and 21 Cormorants. (Nick Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     A female Marsh Harrier over the Tack Piece and a Peregrine on the Dumbles. From Estuary Tower two Dark-bellied Brent Geese briefly and a Great White Egret on the Long Ground. The SPOONBILL on the Rushy today. (Jonathan Bull). A Goshawk caught a Teal in front of the Zeiss hide. (Roy Kinchin).

Hucclecote     A Little Egret perched in trees by the Wotton Brook behind the maisonettes this morning. (per Harold Smith).

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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