Saturday 24th December 2016


Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT still today but mobile at SO719117 in a small, narrow, rough field on the edge of the river with a small, mistletoe-covered hawthorn in the middle of it. (Steve Preddy).

Cinderford     An adult male BLACK REDSTART again today at Valley Road. (Piers Suckling).

Saul     Three CATTLE EGRETS again this morning in the horse paddocks at SO745088.  (Gordon Hodgson/Roy Widgery).

Cheltenham     A first-winter Waxwing reported on a garden bird bath at 11:15am in Suffolk Square, Montpellier. No further details. (Birdguides report).

Cotswold Water Park East     A Red Kite, a Barn Owl, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Water Rail, a Kingfisher, two Egyptian Geese and four male Goldeneye at Pit 125 this morning. (Ian Ralphs).

Woodmancote    Four Lesser Redpolls, three Blackcaps (2m, 1f), a Coal Tit, ten Greenfinches and 20 Goldfinches in the garden today. (John Widgery).

Coombe Hill Meadows   Seven Mute Swans, eight Canada Geese, 200 Wigeon, two Gadwalls, 100 Teal, 40 Mallards, 21 Pintails, eight Shovelers, two Grey Herons, 15 Cormorants over, a Sparrowhawk, five Coots, four Great Spotted Woodpeckers all drumming, a Lapwing, 50 Fieldfares, ten Redwings and a Jay. (Les Brown/Mike Smart).

Gretton     A female Kingfisher diving for goldfish in the garden pond at 10am. (Roger Wasley). Pic by Roger.kingfisher-241216Lower Slaughter     A Redwing worming and defending its patch today. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard.redwing-241216


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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