Friday 6th January 2017

Cheltenham     Three WAXWINGS on a berry tree at the corner of Swindon Road and Chosen View Road mid morning today. (Adrienne Sanders).

Forest of Dean     A Hawfinch in gardens at St Whites, Cinderford also a large Fallow stag in the public play area/gardens. (Alan Waterman). 12 Hawfinches at Parkend cricket club this morning and the GREAT GREY SHRIKE on Crabtree Hill at midday today. (Craig Lewis/Alan Waterman).

Saul     Four CATTLE EGRETS and a Little Egret in horse paddocks beside the Arlingham road just past Cadbury Bridge again today. (Martin McGill/Jeremy Squire).

Coln St Aldwyn’s     c100 Chaffinches and eight Bramblings feeding on Beech Mast, two Red Kites over and a Green Woodpecker at SP 14088 04718 this morning, a Dipper and Little Grebe on the Coln at Hatherop SP 15060 05155. (Mike Cook).

Bussage      37 Blackbirds and five Redwings feeding on a  Russet tree this afternoon. (Mike Cook).

Hempsted     A pair of Snipe circling periodically during the morning around Rea Lane at back of High View in Hempsted. Landed at 1:10pm in a field on the river side of the lane (SO813168), still feeding and visible at 1:40pm. (Mike Webb).

Woodmancote     In the garden today six Blackcaps (4 males & 2 females) and at least five Lesser Redpolls. (John Widgery).

Tirley     A Tawny Owl calling at 8:15pm. (Mark Grieve).

Ashley     A Tawny Owl calling at 3:10am. (Mark Grieve).

Cirencester     A Barn Owl at the junction of the A417  and A419 at 3:40am. (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 and most recently South Africa.
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