Saturday 10th December 2016

Tewkesbury     An EASTERN BLACK REDSTART has present been on Tewkesbury Abbey tower for the last 4 days. It has made several brief visits to the Peregrine nesting tray – see clip here. (David Bagley).

Sharpness     Two female/first-winter BLACK REDSTARTS still this morning, one at the end of Dock Road and one by Gate 1. (Andy Jordan).

WWT Slimbridge     An OTTER from Zeiss hide this morning. Also the Little Stint still on the Rushy. (Paul Daunter).

Cotswold Water Park East     This morning a Chiffchaff, two Cetti’s Warblers, a Kingfisher and five Water Rails at Pit 125. (Ian Ralphs).

Eastleach      3000+ Fieldfares and Redwings in a field south of Eastleach Downs Farm. Also 250 Linnets and three Corn Buntings. (Ian Ralphs).

Ashleworth Ham     This morning three Mute Swans, 58 Greylags, three Canada Geese, c800 Wigeon, six Gadwall, c460 Teal, c110 Mallards, 19 Pintails, 32 Shovelers, a female Sparrowhawk, c420 Lapwings, 11 Snipe, two Grey Herons, six Coots, two Goldcrests, two Nuthatches and a Raven. (Les Brown).

Cheltenham     In Hatherley a female Great Spotted Woodpecker in the garden this morning, a garden tick. (Mike Beer).

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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