Wednesday 25th January 2017

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT at 1:30pm at SO717118 in the rough field with the mistletoe-covered hawthorn and feeding around the dung heap. (Mick Colquhoun/David Poulton). Pics by Mick.richards-pipit-1-250117

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richards-pipit-4-250117Quedgeley     26 WAXWINGS at Kingsway in the Orchard off of Woodvale opposite Asda today in the area around SO814138 until 3pm at least. (Mark Hobson/Matt Lathan/Rob Daw).

Forest of Dean     In the Crabtree Hill/Yew Tree Brake areas the GREAT GREY SHRIKE, a male Stonechat, 16+ Crossbills and five Reed Buntings today. (Frank Williams).

Brockweir     A garden Water Rail for the last couple of days, probably due to the very cold conditions. (Deborah Stock).

WWT Slimbridge     Two BITTERNS still along South Finger this afternoon. Three reported today. (Arron Roberts).

Frampton     The Tawny Owl still roosting in a large tree left of the entrance gate at the village end in Court Field today. (Shane Long).

Cheltenham     A Little Egret fishing in the River Chelt in Honeybourne Way today. (Dave Raybould).

Bentham     A pair of Stonechats today. (Gordon Avery).

Ashleworth Ham     From GWT hide at Meerend Thicket six Snipe, 150+ Teal, 75+  Wigeon, 16 Shovelers, six Pintails, a Grey Heron, a Canada Goose, a Kingfisher, a Peregrine, two Goldcrests, two Nuthatches and two Buzzards today. (John Fletcher).

Northleach     A Barn Owl flew low across the A429 Fosse Way this evening at Broadwater Bottom. (Andy Lewis).

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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