Thursday 9th February 2017

Forest of Dean     Belated news of two MEALY REDPOLLS (Common Redpolls) in the mixed flock of Siskins and Lesser Redpolls on Birch trees near Woorgreens lake on Tuesday 7th, identified from photos. (Martin Russell).

Painswick     32 WAXWINGS still feeding in the garden next to Painswick playground (near to the bowling green/community hall) at 11:30am, one ringed. (Susanne Zamze).

Tewkesbury     A WAXWING in a Silver Birch in Green Lane this morning. (Les Ditchburn).

Gloucester    At Port Ham a SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF feeding mainly around the debris left after clearance of willows by the pool. It was calling frequently. Also two Chiffchaffs, a Cetti’s Warbler, a pair of Stonechats and a Kingfisher. (Andy Jayne).

Walmore Common     Still two adult WHOOPER SWANS and seven Bewick’s Swans today. (Andy Jayne).

Snowshill     A male MERLIN was bombing two grounded Ravens at the top of Snowshill on the Bourton road today. (Keith Jennings).

Cotswolds    Along the footpath from Wistley Hill to Upper Coberley two Bramblings and a Bullfinch with Chaffinches at the shooting school, a Red Kite, two Buzzards, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30 Linnets and 30 Redwings.  (Steve Brown).

Ashley     A garden Moorhen, on the patch 18+ Blackbirds, six Song Thrushes, 125+ Redwings, 210+ Fieldfares including a white headed bird, 100+Yellowhammers, 12 Chaffinches, eight Linnets, two Skylarks, a male Sparrowhawk, a Green Woodpecker, 30 Stock Doves, a Bullfinch and five Greenfinches. (Mark Grieve).

Brockworth    This morning at Astor Close a female Blackcap, first seen here for two years. (John Miles).

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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