November

This is the month to head to the south or east coast, Lots of wildfowl will be arriving, head for the Norfolk coast for Brent and Pink footed Geese these should be here in the thousands and it’s a stunning site to see!

With strong North East winds the Norfolk coast is the best place to see Little Auks and Waxwings, if you can stand the cold!!!

 Closer to home, Slimbridge in Gloucestershire is brilliant for Ducks, Swans and Geese, all giving very close views from the many hides , in the past it was possible to see thousands of White fronted geese here but now as it is getting milder the numbers are down to a few hundred !

If we get prolonged west / south west winds, Severn Beach can be very good for Leach’s Petrel, I have had my best views of these tiny sea birds from here, the best place to look from is from the sea wall opposite the village an hour either side of high tide!

 

Recent Bird records (South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the old county of Avon)

9th November

Ring Ouzel still at Liddington Hill Swindon

Bittern at Stoke Park Bristol

3 Jack Snipe at Aust

8th November

Marsh Harrier at Cotswold Water Park at pit 40

Bittern at Chew Valley Lake

7th November

11 Yellow legged gulls at Langford lakes

5th November,

Outside our area over 4000+ Little Auks flew past the east coast today

 4th November

Ring Ouzel at Liddington Hill near Swindon

Black Redstart in Kingswood Bristol

2 Bearded Tits at Portbury Warth

3rd November

Firecrest in Salisbury

1st November

Bittern at Severn Beach