Monday 23rd January 2017

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Crabtree Hill at 9:10am. Also two Treecreepers and a Goldcrest. A Hawfinch and two Dippers at Parkend. (Paul Rich).

Quedgeley     Six WAXWINGS at Kingsway in the orchard off of Woodvale opposite Asda this morning. (Paula Whitcher).

Frampton     The GREAT WHITE EGRET again today on the eastern side of the Sailing Lake at SO754071 at 2:15pm. (Vic Polley).

Longlevens     A Ring-necked Parakeet flew over the garden at 3:45pm. (Martin Greenish).

Cotswold Water Park East    At Bowmoor Sailing Lake Pit 125 a pair of Egyptian Geese, at Pit 126 35 Shovelers and a Shelduck. At Pit 104 18 Goosanders (10m, 8f). At Kempsford sewage plant a minimum of five Chiffchaffs today. (Duncan Dine).

Stow-on-the-Wold     The BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin still present today in Fisher Close and surrounding streets. Strictly no parking in Fisher 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, the total collected to date is £2269.33.

Berkeley     A Barn Owl at Mobley at 5:20pm. (Jeff Kirby).

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN, the unringed, full-wing Ruddy Shelduck, a Goldeneye, a Water Rail and a Cetti’s Warbler today. (Roy Kinchin).

Ashley     159+ Fieldfares, 73+ Redwings, 20+ Blackbirds, three Buzzards, four Song Thrushes, five Stock Doves, four Lapwings, 67+ Linnets, 110+ Yellowhammers, 100+ Chaffinches, two Stonechats, a Kestrel, a Skylark, a female Peregrine on a kill, a Green Woodpecker, 3+ Reed Buntings, a Jay, three Corn Buntings, two Bullfinches and eight Grey Partridges today. (Mark Grieve).

Sherborne Brook     A Tufted Duck, a Kingfisher, a Grey Wagtail, a Little Egret, a Teal, a Little Grebe and a Great Spotted Woodpecker today. (Keith Jennings).

Symonds Hall Farm     50+ Golden Plovers in the fields on the A4135 Tetbury road by the Wotton-under-Edge turn off. (Jon Dexter).

Longlevens     A male Blackcap and a female Chaffinch in the garden this afternoon at Park Avenue. (Frank Bryant).

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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