Tuesday 12th December 2017

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 125 until 2:45pm at least. Also a Chiffchaff, two Water Rails calling, seven Wigeon, a female Goldeneye and a male on Pit 126. Nearby a Red Kite at Ampney St Peter. (Ian Hull/Dave Pearce/MK/Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon Mercer.

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Sharpness     The BLACK REDSTART on the roof of a disused office on the far side of the docks at 1pm. Also two Redwings, 12 Song Thrushes and at least 15 Blackbirds feeding in the grass in front of the houses in Dock Road. Also in the garden at feeders a Marsh Tit, a Nuthatch and ten Long-tailed Tits. (Roy & Margaret Jellings).

Tewkesbury     A Barn Owl at Mythe Water Works this afternoon. (Sarah Loaring).

Bourton-on-the-Water     A Barn Owl hunting over a field in the snow mid-morning S of Bourton. (Keith Jennings).

Cheltenham     A male Goosander this afternoon on Pittville Park Lake. (John Sanders). Pic by John. At Naunton Park garden birds included a female Sparrowhawk, 12 Redwings, a Fieldfare, a male Blackcap and unusual here two Collared Doves. (Steve Brown).

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Frampton     Around the pools 40 Teal, 32 Shovelers, two Yellow-legged Gulls, five Little Grebes, 50+ Lapwings, 76 Tufted Ducks, 48 Mallards, a Red Kite, 55 Gadwalls, five Wigeon, five Shelducks, a Pintail, a Tawny Owl and a Little Owl. (Nick Goatman). A male Stonechat on a fence near the Sailing Lake this morning. (Barry Hill).

Gloucester     A Chiffchaff, four Reed Buntings, four Stonechats, five Common Gulls, 20+ Linnets, 33 Black-headed Gulls and five Snipe at Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake this morning. (Martin Greenish).

Forest of Dean     At Parkend at Crown Lane eight Hawfinches today. (Kenny Hills). At Blaize Bailey garden birds today included 24 Fieldfares, three Redwings, 15 Blackbirds and at 5pm a Tawny Owl. (Lynne Mayers & Peter Boorman).

Ashleworth Ham     Four Wigeon, 196 Teal, 21 Mallards, two immature Mute Swans, two Kestrels, a Buzzard, a female Stonechat and 20 Chaffinches today. (Mike Smart).

Arlingham     In the area c25 Lapwings, two Snipe, a Little Egret, 20 Skylarks, three Reed Buntings, five Fieldfares and c25 Redwings today. (Antony Seabright).

Winchcombe     Garden birds today included three Fieldfares, four Redwings, two Song Thrushes, five Goldfinches, a male Bullfinch, two Coal Tits and a Pied Wagtail. (Gill Worthington).

Little Rissington     Redwings and Fieldfares feeding on berries today. (Richard Tyler). Pics by Richard.

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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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