Monday 13th February 2017

Far Oakridge     Two WAXWINGS calling then flew into a tree on the crossroads at SO923036 at midday. Also 30 Redwings and two Fieldfares. (Phil Williams).

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN showed well from Zeiss hide today. (John Tilby). A Spotted Redshank on the Tack Piece with ten Ruff and 1:40pm. (Rich Hearn).

Forest of Dean    14 WAXWINGS briefly at Staple Edge late afternoon. (Phil & Helen Mugridge). Three WAXWINGS at Crabtree Hill, 4+ Hawfinches early morning at Crown Lane, Parkend and two Dippers behind the Fountain Inn, seven Mandarins at Mallard’s Pike and one on Cannop Ponds, also a Siskin here. (Lauren & Wayne, NSL Birding). Pic by Roy Shilham. PLEASE DON’T WALK AMONGST THE TREES AT CROWN LANE, PATIENCE WORKS BETTER.hawfinch-130217Stow-on-the-Wold     The BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin still present today in Maugersbury Park early afternoon. Strictly no parking in Fisher Close or Maugersbury Park, 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 is a collection for Kate’s Home Nursing  please give generously on site or on-line. (MK). Pics


Barrington Bushes     20+ Red Kites flying and landing to take worms from fields being ploughed by the trig point at SP210163 early afternoon. (MK).

Seven Springs     Two Red Kites at 3pm today.  (Mark Grieve).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 111 SU175996 birds included three Goosanders, 35 Coots, four Great Crested Grebes, 12 Tufted Ducks, nine Teal, four Shovelers, a Little Egret, a Red Kite, three Reed Buntings and six Goldcrests. At Pit 111a birds included five Pochards, four Great Crested Grebes, eight Tufted Ducks, six Shovelers and 13 Cormorants. At Pit 126 11 Great Crested Grebes and 12 Tufted Ducks. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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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