Tuesday 17th January 2017

Arlingham     Three male and four female/immature COMMON SCOTERS arrived from the N and settled on the river between Arlingham Passage and Newnham church for a few minutes before flying off downriver at 10:08am. (Andy Jayne/Gemma Waters). The RICHARD’S PIPIT this morning 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. (Andy Jayne/Frank Bryant).

Gloucester     Three WAXWINGS at the top of the Wheatway, Abbeydale this afternoon. (Dick Curtis).

Stone     Four WAXWINGS in a lone berry bush beside the A38 by the bus stop opposite the turnoff to the village hall this afternoon. (Jeff Kirby).

Quedgeley      Belated news of four WAXWINGS for most of the day at Kingsway Manor Farm Park opposite Asda on Saturday 14th. (Simon Wilks). Pic by Simon.waxwing-2-140117

Hucclecote     A Kingfisher today at 3pm on Wotton Brook.  Flew away from Gloucester Business Park Surface Water Sewer outfall at SO877165 near Pineholt
Village Hall. (Des Johns).

Forest of Dean     Five Hawfinches under yews at Crown Lane, Parkend this morning. (Rob Downes).

Saul     Four CATTLE EGRETS in horse paddocks beside the Arlingham road just past Cadbury Bridge again today. (Roy Widgery). A pair of Goldeneye flew down river from the Warth at midday. (Pavlo Zaltowski).

Frampton     A GREAT WHITE EGRET at the eastern end of Court Lake today. (Roy Widgery).

Symonds Yat    The resident Peregrine pair, six Bullfinches, four Goldcrests, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Song Thrush, a Mistle Thrush, a flock of Long-tailed Tits and a pair of Goosanders. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Ashleworth Ham    Five Mute Swans,  53 Canada Geese, 45 Wigeon, c170 Teal, 18 Mallards, three Pintails,  three Shovelers, a Little Egret, Grey Herons, five Coots, 346 Lapwings, two Snipe and two Nuthatches. (Les Brown).

Cirencester     20 Lapwings and ten Golden Plovers on the A419 Swindon road opposite the JMAC military base. (Mark Grieve).

Ashley     A Tawny Owl calling at 2:15am. A Stock Dove, 205+ Fieldfares, 50+ Redwings, 37+ Yellowhammers, 25+ Linnets, three Pied Wagtails, 55+ Skylarks over, seven Song Thrushes, 29+ Blackbirds, three Green Woodpeckers, four Great Spotted Woodpecker, two drumming, five Buzzards, a Kestrel, a Jay, five Bullfinches, 32 Meadow Pipits, a Barn Owl at 1:35pm, a female Reed Bunting and a Snipe heard flying over. (Mark Grieve).

Coates     A Tawny Owl flew across the road at 2:30am. (Mark Grieve).

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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