Tuesday 27th December 2016

Stow-on-the-Wold     A BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin in Fishers Close present for about a week. (Keith Jennings). Strictly no parking in Fishers Close, there is a public car park near the Bell pub 5 minutes walk away or find alternative parking in the town. Please show the residents respect and as much privacy as is possible. There will be a collection on site for Kate’s Home Nursing please give generously. Pic by Keith.blue-rock-thrush-271216More pics from Dave Morgan.blue-rock-thrush-2-271216

blue-rock-thrush-3-271216Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT feeding from 10:30 until 1pm in a short-grass field centred around SO715119 adjacent to its usual field and still the river side of the embankment. (Pete & Marjo Lewis).

Hawling     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still around the crop field along from the farm
and a MERLIN over today.  (Greg Mabbett ).

Saul     Two CATTLE EGRETS at the lake in Saul this morning. (Roy Widgery).

Great Barrington     A MERLIN, a Peregrine, a Little Owl, 5+ Red Kites, 100+ Golden Plovers, 150+ Redwings and Fieldfares, 2+ Yellowhammers, two Bullfinches and three Greenfinches. Also five Fallow Deer. (Paul Rich)

Cotswold Water Park West          This morning three Little Egrets, 100+ Teal, a Shoveler, five Water Rails, four Snipe, c120 Lapwings, three Meadow Pipits, two male Stonechats, ten Bullfinches, eight Reed Buntings, four Cetti’s Warblers, three Chiffchaffs, 200+ Fieldfares and Redwings and two Ravens over. (Jon Mercer).

Ashley     22 Blackbirds, 89+ Redwings, 133+ Fieldfares, two Pied Wagtails, 15+ Goldfinches, a drumming Greater Spotted Woodpecker, four Stock Doves, a Nuthatch, three Bullfinches, a Goldcrest, 15+ Yellowhammers, 65+ Linnets, eight Skylarks, 50+ Chaffinches, 250+ Woodpigeons, three Meadow Pipits, a male and a female Stonechat, a Jackdaw killed a House Sparrow on feeders and a Tawny Owl calling at 4:50pm today. (Mark Grieve).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Four Shelducks, 110 Wigeon including a leucistic bird, 210 Teal, two Gadwalls, 30 Mallards, two Pintails, nine Shovelers, two Grey Herons, two Coot, a Snipe, 50 Fieldfares, 20 Redwings and two Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     60 Greylags, 56 Canada Geese, 130 Wigeon, 625 Teal, two Pintails, two Grey Herons, a Lapwing and 30 Snipe. (Les Brown/Mike Smart).

Westonbirt     Near Bowlsdown Farm this afternoon: 2000+ Fieldfares and 2300+ Redwings feeding in fields and flying in from other areas. (Terry Grant).

Oldbury-on-the-Hill     500+ Fieldfares and 300+ Redwings and two Stonechats today. (Terry Grant).

Symonds Yat    The Peregrine pair, two female Goshawks, two Buzzards, four Ravens, a Grey Heron, three Jays, five Bullfinches (3m,2f), a Mistle Thrush, two Song Thrushes, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Kingfisher, a Goldcrest and three Fallow Deer today. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Newent    A very large flock of Fieldfares has been present for over a week around orchards in Kent’s Green near Newent.  There were 100+ still this morning. (Rob Guest).

May Hill     A Stock Dove singing this morning and a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. (Rob Guest).

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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