Sunday 26th February 2017

Frampton     62 WAXWINGS feeding on mistletoe berries again today by the main gates to Frampton Court Estate on the Perryway. (Nick Goatman/Bill Church/Eric Palmer). Also today a GREAT WHITE EGRET, five Red Crested Pochards (4m, 1f), a Cetti’s Warbler, a Water Rail, a Reed Bunting singing, a Kingfisher and two Ravens. (Nick Goatman).

Cotswold Water Park West    The drake SCAUP still at Pit 57 today. (Nigel Pleass).

Ashleworth Ham     This morning the drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still, also two Buzzards, a Nuthatch, five Curlews, 70+ Lapwings, four Pintails and eight Gadwalls.  (Les Waring/Nigel Pleass). Pic by Les.gwteal-260217Quedgeley     The female/immature BLACK REDSTART still at Kingsway in Chivenor Way by the settling pond today.(Paul Masters).

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill this morning. Also a Lesser Redpoll and a Hawfinch and a Goshawk at Parkend church. (Colin Greenfield).

Painswick Beacon     Passage over the Beacon today included a Greylag, a Cormorant, a Sparrowhawk, a MARSH HARRIER east at 8:55am, 1775 Common Gulls, 102 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 480 Woodpigeons, 11 Ravens, four Fieldfares, 41 Redwings, 26 Chaffinches, three Linnets and a Siskin. (John Fleming).

Lower Swell     A Green Sandpiper off the B4068 on River Dikler between Stow and Lower Swell still today. Also a Barnacle Goose. (Ali Brooks).

Cheltenham     A Blackcap singing in the garden at Rowanfield. (Les Waring).

Ashley     12+ Skylarks, seven Yellowhammers, two Kestrels, 290+ Fieldfares, two Green Woodpeckers, three Buzzards, seven Stock Doves, two Red-legged Partridges, 200+ Starlings, 530+ Woodpigeons, 16+ Redwings, four Goldcrests, two Mistle Thrushes, two Pied Wagtails, a Nuthatch and a Grey Partridge. (Mark Grieve).

Bussage     Four Tawny Owls calling to each other in the Toadsmoor Valley at 2am. (Michael Cook).

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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