Tuesday 26th December 2017

Gloucester     The female PENDULINE TIT at Plock Court, Longford still today at SO837204 until 3:50pm at least. Also 25 Pied Wagtails, a Meadow Pipit and a Stonechat. (Mark Grieve/Rich Hearn/Terry Grant). A Grey Heron visiting garden ponds along Hucclecote Road and four Blackcaps (3m, 1f) in the garden, (Des Johns).

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 125 Bowmoor Sailing Club lake still late morning, also Cetti’s Warbler and Water Rail heard and two Red Kites over. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon.

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Sharpness     At 2:30pm today the GREAT NORTHERN DIVER was showing well at the junction of the canal and the basin, N of the swing bridge at SO673029. Earlier it was on SARA pool. (Gordon Kirk/Paul Taylor). Also a female type BLACK REDSTART on the NedWest building at the end of Dock Road. (Paul Rich). Pic by Gordon.

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Westonbirt     7+ Hawfinches in Westonbirt Arboretum at 9:20am. They were actively moving around, and occasionally calling in the trees just E of ‘Waste Gate’ where the public footpath crosses ‘Waste Drive’ at cST845898. (Adam Whitehouse).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Jay, eight Bullfinches, a Kestrel, a Kingfisher, a Chiffchaff, a Treecreeper, two drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 30 Redwings, 20+ Fieldfares, 120+ Teal, 50+ Mallards, 650+ Wigeon, seven Pintails, four Shelducks, 340+ Canada Geese, a Bar*headed Goose, 50+ Greylags, a Buzzard, four Lapwings, four Stock Doves, three Pied Wagtails, a Raven, two Grey Herons and a female Blackcap. (Mark Grieve).

Frampton     The Whooper Swan still on Court Lake. (Nick Goatman).

Ashleworth Ham     This morning 48+ Lapwings, 100+ Pintails, also Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler, a Grey Heron and a Buzzard. (Les Waring).

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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