Sunday 19th February 2017

Ashleworth Ham     A drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL from the hide today until 5:10pm at least. (Andy Jayne). Also a Red Kite at 4pm. (MK).

Quedgeley     The female/immature BLACK REDSTART still at Kingsway in Chivenor Way today. (Mark Hobson).

Cotswold Water Park West     The drake SCAUP still at Pit 57 today. (MK). Also a GREAT WHITE EGRET on Pit 41. (Les Ditchburn).

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT still today at SO719117 in the small, narrow, rough field on the edge of the river with a small, mistletoe-covered hawthorn in the middle of it. (Andy Lodge/Tom Weston-McClung).

Gloucester    At Port Ham a SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still today by the pool. (Andy Jayne). Pic by Andy.siberian-chiffchaff-190217

Stow-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. (Andy Jordan).

WWT Slimbridge     The wintering LAPLAND BUNTING still on the Dumbles viewed from Holden Tower. Waders on South Lake included 20 Avocets, a Spotted Redshank, two Knot, a Little Stint and 45 Golden Plovers. The Goshawk still present and flew past the Holden Tower early afternoon. (Slimbridge Sightings). Also an adult breeding plumage Mediterranean Gull seen briefly on South Lake this afternoon. (Keith Colcombe). Pic by Mike.waders-190217

Coombe Hill Meadows    A GREAT WHITE EGRET on the ‘Snipe’ pool at 9:30am but then flew off E. (Dave Pearce).

Woolaston Slade      At 3.30pm a Red Kite circling, then headed off in the direction of Chepstow. (Ann Harris).

Berkeley shore     This afternoon 21 Oystercatchers, 18 Redshanks, seven Dunlins, two Rock Pipits, six Stonechats (3 males) and two Gadwalls. (Paul Taylor).

Ashley     130+ Linnets, 30+ Yellowhammers, 200+ Woodpigeons NE, 12+ Skylarks, ten Stock Doves, 9+ Reed Buntings, five singing Song Thrushes, 86+ Fieldfares, two Buzzards, a Stonechat, 17+ Redwings, a Bullfinch, 120+ Chaffinches, five Meadow Pipits, a drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, four Ravens, a Kestrel and 22 Lapwings today. (Mark Grieve).

Beech Pike, Elkstone     A Red Kite over the Highwayman Inn at 1pm. (Mark Grieve).

Sheepscombe     Along the Painswick stream mid afternoon birds included two Grey Partridges at SO877112, 15 Redwings, two Fieldfares, two Goldcrests, three Green Woodpeckers, a Kingfisher, three Long-tailed Tits and five Coal Tits. (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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