Monday 6th February 2017

Bourton-on-the-Water    Two WAXWINGS still today feeding on rowan berries and rosehips in the gardens at the start of Moors Lane. (Ben Hilder).

WWT Slimbridge     The LAPLAND BUNTING again on the Dumbles this afternoon viewed from Holden Tower but distant. (Ian Hayes).

Stow-on-the-Wold     The BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin still present today in Maugersbury Park and surrounding streets. It has only been seen for an hour in Fisher Close in the last few days and Maugersbury Park is more likely. 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. (Ian Hayes).

Cotswolds     A Green Sandpiper at Daglingworth, 15 Bramblings at Perrot’s Brook and seven Corn Buntings at Chapman’s Cross today. (Duncan Dine/Martin Wright).

Sharpness     A wintering Common Sandpiper by the River Severn on the mud banks past the NedWest building at the end of Dock Road late afternoon. (Christopher Teague).

Brimpsfield     Eight Ravens on roadkill today. (Mark Grieve).

Ashley     A garden Coal Tit and a Moorhen, also two Mistle Thrushes, a male Sparrowhawk hunting game cover and a large mixed flock of at least 800+ Fieldfares, Redwings and Starlings on pasture. (Mark Grieve).

Cheltenham    At Naunton Park a garden Stock Dove again, two Ravens over SW, three Long-tailed Tits and four Common Gulls on the playing field. (Steve Brown).

Upham Meadow, Twyning     Three Mute Swans, 170 Canada Geese, 20 Mallards, a Grey Heron, two Buzzards, a Green Sandpiper on the bank of the Avon at Millend, a Skylark singing, a flock of 50 Meadow Pipits and 18 Pied Wagtails and a Reed Bunting singing. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     From GWT hide at Meerend Thicket birds today included 270 Canada Geese, five Lapwings, 13 Snipe, 60 Teal, a pair of Gadwall, a Shelduck, 20 Mallards, six Tufted Ducks, 14 Wigeon, four Pintails and six Shovelers. Also two Nuthatches, nine Long-tailed Tits and a male Sparrowhawk. (John Fletcher).

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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