Friday 15th December 2017

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 125 until 2pm at least. Also a Marsh Tit and a MERLIN. (Scott Petrek/Roberta Goodall).

Forest of Dean     A Little Egret at top end of Cannop Ponds this morning. (Nick Hopkinson). Two Hawfinches near the cricket ground at Parkend today, also a few Coal Tits and two Nuthatches. At Cannop Ponds a male Bullfinch. (Martin Russell).

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Westonbirt Arboretum     A Hawfinch at lunchtime today. (Colin Butters).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake birds today included three Wigeon, four Teal, two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, three Snipe, male and female Stonechat, 12 Goldfinches and two Reed Buntings. (Gordon Avery).

Witcombe Reservoirs     52 Greylags, five Teal, nine Little Grebes, a Great Crested Grebe and c200 Redwings feeding in the farm orchard today. (Gordon Avery).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Mute Swans with five cygnets two male Shelducks, five Wigeon, 50 Teal, three Shovelers, two Grey Herons, a female Stonechat and c50 Redwings and Fieldfares all feeding on the grass with 20 Starlings. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     A Mute Swan, 80 Canada Geese, 35 Wigeon, 290 Teal, a Gadwall, 20 Mallards, five Pintails, 110 Lapwings and 11 Pied Wagtails feeding round the edge of the floodwater. (Mike Smart).

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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