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 and most recently South Africa.
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