Saturday 14th January 2017

Cheltenham     30+ WAXWINGS in Swindon Road between Chosen View Road junction and Buildbase again today. (Les Waring/Pete Long). Pics by Les.waxwing-140117


Bussage     13 WAXWINGS in the tree tops opposite Tanglewood Way this morning and another 20 WAXWINGS on cotoneaster off the Ridge. Also a male  Blackcap on the garden bird table and three Siskins. (Mike Cook).

Gloucester     1+ WAXWING still at Cole Avenue today at SO823154. (Mark Hobson).

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT at 1pm in the field just NW of the rough field with the mistletoe-covered hawthorn, on the bank and in short grass near the river at SO715118; also two Stonechats. (Vic Polley/Paul Masters).

Saul     Four CATTLE EGRETS in horse paddocks beside the Arlingham road just past Cadbury Bridge again today at noon. (Vic Polley/Gordon Hodgson).

Twyning     Two GREAT WHITE EGRETS along the River Avon today. (Richard Price).

Stow-on-the-Wold     The BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin still present today but elusive 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.

Berkeley     Seven Oystercatchers, 15 Turnstones and two JACK SNIPES. Also a WATER PIPIT, six Rock Pipits and four Stonechats today. (Paul Taylor).

Forest of Dean     At Woorgreens Lake five Goosanders until 11:50am and three Teal. At Crabtree Hill eight Crossbills, two Stonechats, a GREAT GREY SHRIKE and two male and a female Sparrowhawk. (Frank Williams/G Jenkins).

Cambridge     A Little Owl on a post beside the A38 just N of Cambridge at 5pm. (Paul Sutton).

Toadsmoor     This morning on Toadsmoor Lake a drake Teal and a pair of Tufted Ducks.  In the bank side wood three Jays and a male Reed Bunting. (Mike Cook).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Four Mute Swans, a Canada Goose, three pairs of Shelducks,  81 Wigeon, 62 Teal, 15 Mallards, 28 Shovelers, a Grey Heron, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming, ten Fieldfares, five Redwings and two Bullfinches. (Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     Birds included six Teal, a Buzzard, five Snipe, two JACK SNIPE and a Green Sandpiper today. (Mike Smart).

Sharpness     A BLACK REDSTART at the end of Dock Road this morning and a MARSH HARRIER headed N pre dawn. (Andy Jordan).

Ashley     Three Bullfinches, 140+ Fieldfares, 80+ Redwings, 60+ Linnets, 26+ Yellowhammers, 65+ Common Gulls over, a Green Woodpecker, two Red-legged Partridges, nine Golden Plovers, two Snipe, a Nuthatch , a Pied Wagtail, 130+ Skylarks, 20+ Chaffinches, 80+ Starlings, six Meadow Pipits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and Roe Deer today. (Mark Grieve).

Woodmancote    Six Lesser Redpolls and seven Blackcaps (5m, 2f) in the garden today. (John Widgery).

Cotswold Water Park West     A GREAT WHITE EGRET and Goldeneye at Pit 41, at least 60 Red Crested Pochards and two Goosanders at Pit 44, and a Kingfisher. (Paul Rich).

Symonds Yat    The Peregrine pair, two Sparrowhawks, three Goshawks, seven Buzzards, two Song Thrushes, six Bullfinches, Ravens, a Grey Heron, two Goldcrests, a Marsh Tit and a Treecreeper. (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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