Thursday 9th December 2021

Saul Warth     Late morning a Kingfisher landed in the sluice at Hock Ditch, a MERLIN perched briefly, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, three Dunlins, 75 Wigeon flew S, 30+ Meadow Pipits, three Pied Wagtails, 20+ Linnets, 20+ Redwings, two Fieldfares, a male Reed Bunting, male and female Stonechat, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Green Woodpecker. (MK).

Kingfisher by Mike King

Reed Bunting by Mike King

Cirencester Park     In the Sapperton Park Ride area SO 9600 0282 at least 200 Bramblings in with flocks of Chaffinches and two Marsh Tits. (Martine & Pete Fenn).

Brambling by Pete Fenn

Ashcroft Road, near Goose Green radio mast     Three Red Kites, two Stonechats and 60+ Linnets. (Terry Grant).

Chavenage Lane     A female MERLIN hunting over the fields and three Stonechats. (Terry Grant).

Elmore     A Red Kite over the village hall this afternoon at 1pm and again at 3pm. A pair of Stonechats in the rewilding area behind Elmore Court. (Simon Hart).

Ashleworth Ham     Three Canada Geese, c150 Wigeon, c200 Teal, c130 Mallards, two Shovelers, three Grey Herons, a Peregrine, a Buzzard and a female Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Paul Sutton).

Hartpury     Six Buzzards and 50+ Red-legged Partridges today. (Paul Sutton).

Winchcombe     At 8am two Red Kites circling over the centre of the town. (Andrew Worthington).

Hawling     This afternoon birds included three Buzzards, 12 Fieldfares and 5+ Long-tailed Tits. (Andrew Worthington).

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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