Saturday 11th February 2017

Painswick     Three WAXWINGS  in the top of the tall tree next to the tennis courts at 8:45am this morning. (Abigail Smith).

Frampton pools     Three CATTLE EGRETS, two GREAT WHITE EGRETS, eight Little Egrets, 253 Tufted Ducks, 57 Gadwalls and 12 Pochards this afternoon. (Nick Goatman).

Sharpness     Two BLACK REDSTARTS late this morning beyond the end of Dock Road. Also a Peregrine. (Andy Jordan/Jeff Kirby).

Ashleworth Ham     Birds today included seven Mute Swans, seven Greylags,  101 Canada Geese, two Shelducks, c1200 Wigeon, five Gadwalls, 52 Pintails, c450 Teal, c50 Mallards, 23 Shovelers and seven Tufted Ducks, a Peregrine, four Snipe and 25 Chaffinches. (Les Brown).

Forest of Dean     At Mallards Pike seven female Goosanders, a Kingfisher, two Song Thrushes, a Grey Heron, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, a partial albino Mandarin and four Greylags. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     At Yat Rock the Peregrine pair, the Raven pair, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Kingfisher, a Grey Heron, a resident pair of Buzzards, a male Bullfinch, two Jays, a Mistle Thrush and two Song Thrushes. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Leckhampton Hill     Two Ravens near the Devil’s Chimney and several Nuthatches calling.  (Steve Brown).

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park a Jay and a female Blackcap in back gardens. (Steve Brown).

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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