Friday 27th January 2017

Upper Rissington     A garden TREE SPARROW this morning. (Ben Hilder).

Quedgeley    40+ WAXWINGS still at Woodvale, Kingsway throughout the day feeding on hips along the footpath around SO814138. (MK/Richard Tyler/Martin McGill). Pics by Richard (1st 2) and Mike (3rd).waxwing-2-270117

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waxwing-1-270117WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN from showing well from Zeiss hide at 11:40am. The annually returning full-winged unringed Ruddy Shelduck in with captive birds in the collection. 150 White-fronted Geese flying around the Zeiss scrapes late morning and 15+ Snipe. (MK). Pics by Mike.bittern-1-270117

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ruddy-shelduck-270117Kingswood    15 Lapwings and a Kestrel by Park Mill Farm. Also in adjacent fields 45 Fieldfares and 38 Redwings and a Mistle Thrush. A Little Egret in a field next to Ash Path, a Raven over, two Lesser Redpolls with c15 Goldfinches and 14 Blackbirds. A Nuthatch in the church graveyard and two Dippers on the Little Avon on the opposite side of road to Tubbs Turf. (Tom McCarthy).

Nettleton Bottom     A Red Kite at 10:30am. (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 and most recently South Africa.
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