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 Rodgers.blue-rock-thrush-080117

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 and most recently South Africa.
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