Monday 1st January 2018

Gloucester     The PENDULINE TIT at Plock Court, Longford still today at SO837204. Wellies essential currently. Please keep a reasonable distance from the bird to allow it to feed in the ponds. (Mark Coller/Darren Pearce/Jake King).

Sharpness     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still on the SARA pool today. For birders visiting for the Diver, the bird is also being regularly seen in the ‘marina’ area. Please keep strictly to the towpath and/or footpath through this area. With patience you will see it well either side of the marina. (Paul Rich). Also a Kingfisher there (Paddy Doyle) and the female type BLACK REDSTART still at the end of Dock Road. (Geoff Moyser). Pic by MK.

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Frampton pools     The Whooper Swan still on Court Lake and the regularly Tawny Owl roosting in Court field. (Nick Goatman). Also a Green Sandpiper on Court Lake. (Seb Buckton).

Ashleworth Ham     No sign of the Green-winged Teal by 10:30am but a Mandarin. (Mark Coller).

Great Barrington area     At least seven Red Kites, a Marsh Tit and three Bullfinches today. (Paul Rich).

Brockworth     A Grey Wagtail today, a garden first. (John Miles).

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 125 Bowmoor Sailing Club lake again today and a Water Rail. At Pit 132 two Whooper Swans, two Shelducks, 54 Pochards, four Goosanders and a Chiffchaff. (Nigel Pleass/John Grearson). At Fairford Pit 104 14 Wigeon, ten Gadwalls, three Pintails, ten Shovelers, six Pochards, 60 Tufted Ducks, an adult female SCAUP, eight Goldeneyes, eight Goosanders, two Little Grebe, two Red Kite and a Snipe. (Mick & Jo Jones).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote nine Little Egrets, four Water Rails, a Green Sandpiper, two Snipe, three Stonechats (2m, 1f), three Cetti’s Warbler, two Chiffchaffs and a Grey Wagtail. (Jon Mercer).

Ashton Keynes     In the garden today six Blackcaps (3m, 3f), also a Coal Tit. (John Grearson).

Walmore Common     An adult and two immature Whooper Swans again today. (Andy Jayne).

Cirencester     In Cirencester Park two Hawfinches in trees by the Barton Lane entrance, also a Marsh Tit and a Grey Wagtail. (Jon Mercer).

Winstone     Along the A417 near Winstone 250+ Golden Plovers flew over near the Highwayman pub. (Jon Mercer).

Hawling     Birds today included two Kestrels, two Buzzards, 50+Red-legged Partridges, 100+ Skylarks, five Fieldfares, 16 +Stock Doves, two Pied Wagtails, 35+Lapwings, 10+ Greenfinches, three Reed Buntings, 130+ Golden Plovers, a Raven, three Bullfinches, a Mistle Thrush, 25+ Chaffinches. (Mark Grieve). Also two Red Kites, a Corn Bunting and 35 Yellowhammers. (Jon Mercer).

Berkeley     Along the Little Avon birds included four Little Egrets, three Buzzards, two Moorhens, a large mixed flock of Fieldfares, Redwings and three Blackbirds, two Snipe and a Curlew flying over. (Andrew Jones).

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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