Sunday 8th January 2017

Stroud     11 WAXWINGS in the trees above the retaining wall at Tesco filling station at 11:25am. These trees are heavily laden with Mistletoe. (Michael Wood).

Cirencester     At least two WAXWINGS feeding on berries in Trinity Road 1:45pm. (Paul Rich).

Cheltenham     24 WAXWINGS in Swindon Road today. (Mark Dowie). Nine WAXWINGS in Chosen View Road by Buildbase this morning and 34 this afternoon. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Rich.waxwing-080117

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. Pic by Peter

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

Forest of Dean    At Staple Edge Wood a GREAT GREY SHRIKE and ten Crossbills today. (Andy Jayne).

Sharpness     Three BLACK REDSTARTS between the end of Dock Road and just south of the picnic site. (Andy Jordan).

Shab Hill     A Grey Plover over this afternoon. (Duncan Dine/Ian Ralphs).

Bussage     On the garden bird table four Siskins, two Coal Tits, a Pied Wagtail and a  Jay. Also a Grey Heron on a neighbours rooftop. (Michael Wood).

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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