Wednesday 15th February 2017

Frampton     The GREAT WHITE EGRET and a Cetti’s Warbler in the reed bed and a drake Mandarin on the middle island at Court Lake. Five Red Crested Pochards, four drakes, on the Sailing Lake today. (Roy Widgery).

Forest of Dean     A minimum of 34 Mandarins at Cannop ponds, and a Nuthatch today. (Alex Carlisle). Pics by Alex.mandarins-150217

nuthatch-150217Kingswood     Garden birds today included a Kingfisher, two Dippers and a Grey Wagtail on the adjacent Little Avon river, also three Moorhens, a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk, a Green Woodpecker, 12 Goldfinches, five Chaffinches and a Water Vole and two Brown Rats. (Tom McCarthy).

Tewkesbury     A GREAT WHITE EGRET by Tewkesbury sailing club the flew towards Bredons Hardwick, Worcs. (Sarah Loaring).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Somerford Keynes, Coke’s Pit two Skylarks, 43+ Tufted Ducks, a Great Crested Grebe, a Green Woodpecker, two Cormorants and a female Sparrowhawk. At Pit 32 73 Red Crested Pochards, three Bullfinches, 21 Pochards, two Great Crested Grebes, a singing Cetti’s Warbler, a Gadwall and 34 Tufted Ducks. From Pit 31 to Shorncote Reed Bed , male and female Goosander, 24 Gadwalls, three Cormorants, five Great Crested Grebes, 105+ Tufted Ducks, 700+ Lapwings, a Goldcrest, a Chiffchaff, an Oystercatcher, 16 Little Egrets, two Buzzards, four Wigeon, five Skylarks, three Cetti’s Warblers, 15+ Teal, five Pied Wagtails, 25+ Shovelers, three Bullfinches, a Grey Heron, two singing Reed Buntings, five Little Grebes, 130+ Redwing and seven Fieldfares. (Mark Grieve).

Lower Swell     A Green Sandpiper off the B4068 on River Dikler between Stow and Lower Swell. (Ali Brooks).

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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