Sunday 29th January 2017

WWT Slimbridge     A LAPLAND BUNTING amongst Meadow Pipits on the Dumbles from Holden Tower today. (Martin McGill).

Quedgeley    30+ WAXWINGS still at Woodvale, Kingsway throughout the day feeding on hips along the footpath around SO814138. (Paul Masters/Paul Sutton/Mark Grieve/Peter Hilton). Pic by Peter.waxwing-290117

Hawling     A mixed finch flock of 250+ birds including two possible Twite, Bramblings, Linnets and Chaffinches at SP066222 near Larkhill Farm. Please view only from the road and do not enter the fields. (Bob Fryer).

Nettleton Bottom     A Red Kite at 3pm. (Mark Grieve).

Nailsworth     At Ruskin Mill a Little Egret, two Little Grebes, two Grey Wagtails, two Grey Herons and a Goldcrest. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Frampton pools     Two CATTLE EGRETS, a GREAT WHITE  EGRET, 22 Little Egrets, two Goldeneye, nine Pochards, 109 Tufted Ducks, 40 Gadwalls, 20+ Siskins and a Lesser Redpoll. (Nick Goatman).

Cotswold Water Park     A Pit 44 ten Goosanders and 125+ Red Crested Pochards. (Steve Brown).

Harnhill     Ten Grey Partridges flushed near the crossroads just W of the village landed in the stubble field S of the no-through road. (Steve Brown).

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park a Stock Dove under the feeders, a garden tick. (Steve Brown). A garden Little Egret on the Lilley Brook. (Anthony Hird).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds today included a Sparrowhawk, a Stonechat, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, two Water Rails (one seen, another heard), two Greenfinches, a Bullfinch, 12+ Fieldfares and three Redwings. Also a Weasel, and a black Mink both near boardwalk that leads into field/Long Pool hide. (Les Waring).

Quedgeley     At Shelduck Road this morning a male Sparrowhawk caught and quickly dispatched a female Blackbird in garden at 11:30am. (Steve Pullen).

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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