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, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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