Thursday 26th January 2017

Painswick     14 WAXWINGS flew over heading W at 9:43am. (John Fleming).

Quedgeley     20 WAXWINGS still Woodvale, Kingsway around the orchard at cSO814138 until 4pm at least. Also c30 Goldfinches. (Paul Sutton/Shane Long/Chris Newton).

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT still this afternoon, fairly mobile, in the field S of the mistletoe-covered hawthorn, at cSO715120. (Adrienne Sanders).

Tewkesbury     A GREAT WHITE EGRET was again along the River Avon towards Twyning and at Severn Ham there was a female MERLIN, a Water Rail, two Blackcaps and 40 Meadow Pipits. (Andy Jayne).

Saul     Four CATTLE EGRETS at SO748088 on the right hand side of Bridge Road near the canal. today. (Roy Widgery/Adrienne Sanders).

Frampton     The GREAT WHITE EGRET still on Court Lake today. A Green Sandpiper on the scrape N of Splatt Bridge, also the MARSH HARRIER nearby still. (Roy Widgery).

Cotswold Water Park East     An adult YELLOW-LEGGED GULL in the gull roost at Pit 125 this evening. (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. (Keith Jennings).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two JACK SNIPES today. (Ian Hull).

Hawling    Three Red Kites, two Buzzards, two Kestrels, three Stonechats (2m, 1f), a male Yellowhammer, a male Bullfinch, large flocks of Linnets, Chaffinches, Meadow Pipits, Fieldfare, Redwings and Starlings feeding together, two Mistle Thrushes, three Song Thrushes, c100 Golden Plovers, c50 Lapwings and a Roe Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Cheltenham     A Little Egret circled round over the road at DW Sports on the Gloucester Road then landed on the roof of the end terrace house opposite at SO93962288. (Juliet Bailey).

Cirencester     A Barn Owl at 2:45am next to the A419. (Mark Grieve).

Ashley     15+ Blackbirds, 140+ Fieldfares, 60+ Redwings, 16 Yellowhammers, four Song Thrushes, two Skylarks, two Bullfinches, seven Stock Doves and a Nuthatch today. (Mark Grieve).

Badminton     A Red Kite over a field adjacent to the A46 near Starveall Lane just N of the South Glos border. (Paul Sutton).

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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