Saturday 7th January 2017

Cirencester     14 WAXWINGS around Trinity Road, last seen flying E. (Jon Mercer).

Cheltenham     Three WAXWINGS in Carlton Street in a lime tree. (Greg Mabbett). Seven WAXWINGS in Chosen View Road by Buildbase today (Tom Mabbett). Pic by Roy Shilham.waxwing-070117

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT feeding on flies early afternoon at SO714121 just NW of the narrow, rough field with the mistletoe-covered hawthorn. (Mark Dowie).

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN still today seen from  Van de Bovenkamp hide. (Paul Rich). Also the PINK-FOOTED GOOSE still today. (Paul Daunter).

Sharpness     A female/first-winter  BLACK REDSTART today. (Paul Rich).

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.

Rodley    Two Mute Swans, eight Bewick’s Swans (seven adults, one cygnet), 89 Canada Geese, 120 Wigeon, a Cormorant, a Grey Heron, 700 Lapwings, 260 Golden Plovers, 67 Curlews, two Snipe, five Stonechats, a Cetti’s Warbler, 25 Meadow Pipits, two Blackcaps and seven Reed Buntings today. (Mike Smart/Andy Jayne).

Longlevens     A male Blackcap in the garden this morning at Park Avenue. (Frank Bryant).

Ashley     26+ Yellowhammers, 50+ Linnets, 3+Corn Buntings, 61+ Fieldfares, 30+ Redwings, 20 Chaffinches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, 40+ Golden Plovers over high heading SE, a calling Tawny Owl at 4:30pm and three Roe Deer. (Mark Grieve).

Hawling     Two Red Kites, five Yellowhammers, three Stonechats, a Kestrel and c200 Lapwings today. (Morag Hughes).

Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the resident Peregrine pair, two Buzzards, the resident Raven pair, a flock of Long-tailed Tits, four Goldcrests, two Bullfinches, a Grey Heron, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, four female Mandarins and four Coal Tits. (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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