Saturday 25th February 2017

Frampton     32 WAXWINGS feeding on mistletoe berries and dropping down into the ditch to drink by the main gates to Frampton Court Estate on the Perryway this afternoon. (Tom & Greg Mabbett). On the scrape and flashes N of Splatt Bridge two Green Sandpipers, 152 Curlews, 61 Dunlins, two Oystercatchers, ten Redshanks, 81 Shelducks and a Water Rail heard. (MK). Five Red Crested Pochards still on the Sailing Lake today. (Nick Goatman). Pics by Tom Mabbett). waxwings-2-250217


Blakeney     A WAXWING visited the bird table today. (Jo Sutherst).

Saul Warth    An adult KITTIWAKE high over the Warth this morning. (Gordon Hodgson).

Cotswold Water Park West    The BLACK-NECKED GREBE still on Pit 65 today. (Andy Lodge).

Ashleworth Ham     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still present today with 220 Teal. Also two Mute Swans, a Canada Goose, 145 Wigeon, six Gadwalls, four Mallards, 13 Pintails, 22 Shovelers, a Grey Heron, 48 Coots, a Buzzard, 298 Lapwings, two Curlews, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Nuthatches, two Goldcrests and c30 Chaffinches. (Les Brown).

Sharpness     Two BLACK REDSTARTS still on houses by the picnic site this morning. (Andy Jordan).

Walmore Common    Two WHOOPER SWANS, five Bewick’s Swans and two Mute Swans still today. (Paul Masters).

Upham Meadow     75 Canada Geese, a Greylag, a Grey Heron, two Oystercatchers, five Curlews, a Skylark singing, 90 Pied Wagtails, ten Meadow Pipits, four Mistle  Thrushes and a Reed Bunting. Nearby a Green Sandpiper SO8935. (Mike Smart).

Cirencester     Ten Long-tailed Tits at the City Bank today. (Felicity Cobb).

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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