Monday 20th February 2017

Kingswood     Belated news of a BLACK REDSTART in gardens at Chestnut Park on Sunday 12th February. (per Tom McCarthy).

Ashleworth Ham     This morning the GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 30+ Golden Plovers, 300+ Lapwings and eight Snipe. (Graham Watson/Mark Dowie). Pics by Graham.gwteal-1-200217


In the evening 860 Lapwings, 29 Golden Plovers, 300+ Wigeon, 300+ Teal, 15+ Pintails, 30+ Shovelers, a Little Grebe and 6+Snipe. (Mike Smart).

Mitton, near Tewkesbury     Behind the marina 600 Wigeon, two Gadwalls, 250 Teal, ten Mallards, 20 Shovelers, 15 Lapwings, a Buzzard and a Pied Wagtail. (Mike Smart).

Upham Meadow     30 Canada Geese, a Peregrine, five Curlews and at least ten each of Pied Wagtails, Meadow Pipits and Skylarks. (Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury     At Severn Ham 43 Pied Wagtails and 47 Meadow Pipits. (Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean    At Crabtree Hill the GREAT GREY SHRIKE still present at 3pm at SO632135. At Cannop Ponds 28 Mandarins. (Roger Gillespie).

Standish     A male Goshawk flew over the M5 flying towards Standish at 11:25am viewed from Standish Lane motorway bridge. (Gord Avery).

Ashley     A mixed flock of 200+ Fieldfares, 20+ Redwings and 200+ Starlings on pasture.  (Mark Grieve).

Cirencester     300+ Fieldfares near the agricultural college today. (Mark Grieve).

Corse     125 Lapwings on pasture near Straight Lane. (Mark Grieve).

Upper Rissington    Three Red Kites over this afternoon. (Ben Hilder).

Clapton-on-the-Hill     Four Teal on floodwater today. (Ben Hilder).

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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