Thursday 5th January 2017

Cinderford     Up to 30 WAXWINGS feeding on berries near Lidl supermarket until midday. (SO655144). Pic by Peter. (Peter Rodgers).waxwing-2-050117

Cirencester    Up to five WAXWINGS this morning until 10:15am at least, in trees in the Forum car park and berry bushes in front of the police station, but no sign at 2pm. Pic by Jon. (Jon Mercer). waxwing-1-050117

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT feeding on flies early afternoon at SO714121 just NW of the narrow, rough field with the mistletoe-covered hawthorn. (Dave Pearce). Pic by Dave.richards-pipit-050117

Leckhampton     Late morning, 50+Golden Plovers in fields at Leckhampton Hill. (Jon Mercer).

Hawling     Ten Red Kites, 20 Buzzards, a Kestrel, a MERLIN chasing a Meadow Pipit, a Peregrine, a Yellowhammer, a flock of Golden Plovers, Lapwings, Linnets, Fieldfares and Redwings today. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.red-kite-050117

Tewkesbury     A JACK SNIPE along the river between Tewkesbury sailing club and Woodend Lane. Also a pair of Egyptian Geese. (Sarah Loaring).

Tewkesbury Abbey     The Peregrine webcam was checked and a BLACK REDSTART was still present on 31st Dec and 1st and 3rd January. (David Bagley).

Stow-on-the-Wold     The BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin still present today in Fishers Close and surrounding streets. 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.

Longlevens     A female Blackcap on feeders, also a fly through female Sparrowhawk.(Mark Grieve).

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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