Friday 30th 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 but not until 11:45am following a foggy start. 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. Also a WAXWING in Union Street seen earlier and then again briefly at 11:45am when it was lost to sight when it flew into fog. (Mark Dowie).

Cheltenham     A WAXWING at Prestbury church at 3:45pm. (Rare Bird Alert).

Frampton     12 CATTLE EGRETS flew in to roost at Court Lake at 4:25pm. (Nick Goatman). A male MERLIN at Splatt Bridge this afternoon, also a Little Egret, a Redshank, three Stonechats and a small flock of Fieldfares and Redwings. (Morag Hughes).

Damery     Along the Little Avon Damery this afternoon two Dippers, two Grey Wagtails, a Redwing, two Goldcrests and a Song Thrush. (David Poulton).

May Hill     A pair of Stonechats at the top of May Hill this morning. (Rob Guest).

Twyning    A  Fieldfare today, a garden tick, also recent visits from a male Blackcap and a ringed male Reed Bunting. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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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