Saturday 31st 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 at 11am. 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 two flighty WAXWINGS in Union Street briefly at 12:55pm and one settled 1-1:30pm. (Jon Mercer). BRT pic by Richard Tyler. Waxwing pic by Jon.waxwing-311216

blue-rock-thrush-311216Twyning     Belated news of a WAXWING very briefly on Brockeridge Common seen from a car at 12:30pm on the 28th, then flew off. (Mike Jones).

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. (Richard Tyler).

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN from Kingfisher hide at noon today. (Paul Daunter).

Sharpness     A female/first-winter male BLACK REDSTART still at the end of Dock Road today. (Andy Jordan).

Cherington     A Barn Owl at 1:50pm today. (Mark Grieve).

Elmore     A Barn Owl at the Elmore end of the Stonebench turn off at 9:15pm tonight. (Jeremy Squire).

Forest of Dean     At Woorgreens Lake ten Teal, a Wigeon, three Tufted Ducks, 17+ Coots, male and female Goosander, a mixed flock of 150 Siskins and Lesser Redpolls. Nearby at Crabtree Hill a Stonechat and ten Reed Buntings today.(Frank Williams). At Wenchford a Dipper, at Mallards Pike 13 male and 12 female Mandarins. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the resident Peregrines, a Goshawk, four Buzzards,  a Mandarin pair, a Kingfisher, a Treecreeper, a Goldcrest, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Jays and ten Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Frampton pools     Eight Shovelers, 33 Teal, 136 Tufted Ducks, 32 Gadwall, eight Pochards, 298 Coots, three Water Rails, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Chiffchaff and a Woodcock today. (Nick Goatman).

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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