Thursday 29th December 2016

Stow-on-the-Wold     The BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin still present today in Fishers Close and surrounding streets and showing well. 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 for Kate’s Home Nursing  please give generously on site or on-line. Pics by Mick Colquhoun.blue-rock-thrush-1-291216

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Another by Don Smith.blue-rock-thrush-3-291216

Forest of Dean      A GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Staple-edge at midday. (Phil Mugridge).

Frampton    This afternoon at Splatt Bridge a Short Eared Owl near the sea wall SW from the bridge. Also a Kestrel and a Buzzard, 10+ Golden Plovers flew over, a Water Rail calling from the reed bed. (Bill Church). Around the reedbeds Marsh Harrier, a Peregrine, two Green Sandpipers, two Stonechats, a Grey Wagtail, two Redshanks, a Green Woodpecker and a Little Egret. (Keith Perkins).

Saul     Two CATTLE EGRETS still on the fields opposite Saul Church along the public footpath. (Jeremy Squire).

Eastleach Downs     300 Linnets, two Corn Buntings and a Peregrine today. (Ian Ralphs).

Sandhurst     At Sandhurst Hill early afternoon a Red Kite over, 250 Redwings and 12 Fieldfares, 15 Chaffinches and three Yellowhammers. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

Tewkesbury     A pair of Egyptian Geese by the Sailing Club today. (Sarah Loaring).

Berkeley shore     Early afternoon a WATER PIPIT and two JACK SNIPES. (Paul Taylor).

Ashleworth Ham     Three Mute Swans, 26 Greylags, six Canada Geese, 190 Wigeon, 900 Teal, 60 Mallards and 34 Snipe today. (Mike Smart/Ken Cservenka).

Gloucester     A Little Egret in Horsbere Brook  by the footpath off of Greyhound Gardens this afternoon. (Frank Bryant).

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 and most recently South Africa.
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