Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Cotswold Water Park West    A BLACK-NECKED GREBE on Pit 65 this afternoon. The drake SCAUP still at Pit 57 today. An adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL in the roost at Pit 16 this afternoon amongst the Black-headed Gulls, but very few large gulls. Also 11 Goldeneyes on Pit 41. (Andy Jayne).

Cotswold Water Park East     44 Red Crested Pochards on Pit 105 at Fairford. (Duncan Dine). Also six Goosanders on Pit 104 (4 males, 2 females). (Martine Fenn).

Kingswood     A male BLACK REDSTART at Chestnut Park by the gate/hedgerow to the new development seen by residents for 11 days now. It is on the footpath at top of Chestnut Park and Tyndale View. Also male and female Bullfinch here. A Little Egret on the Little Avon and a Dipper and a Grey Wagtail at Tubbs Turf. (Tom McCarthy). BOC pic by Leigh of Dean     At Crabtree Hill the GREAT GREY SHRIKE and male and female Stonechat. A Goshawk and eight Crossbills  at Yew Tree Brake this morning. (Frank Williams). Pic by Frank.crossbill-220217

Frampton     Three CATTLE EGRETS left the Court Lake roost at 6:50am. Also five Red Crested Pochards still on the Sailing Lake. (Nick Goatman).

Siccaridge  Woods & Sapperton Valley     Four Jays, five Nuthatches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, a Green Woodpecker, two Mistle Thrushes, three Goldcrests, a Kestrel, a Skylark, two Bullfinches, five Buzzards, a Grey Heron, three Redwings, a Little Grebe, 15 Goldfinches, a Grey Wagtail and two Marsh Tits. (Mark Grieve).

Witcombe Reservoirs     A drake Mandarin, rare here, 45 Canada Geese, 12 Cormorant including a Continental “sinensis” type and a Little Owl today. (Gord Avery).

Cherington     At Cherington Lake mid afternoon birds included five Nuthatches in a tree together, a Mistle Thrush and six 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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