Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Gloucester     The PENDULINE TIT at Plock Court, Longford still today at SO837204. Also a Stonechat again. Wellies essential currently. Please keep a reasonable distance from the bird to allow it to feed in the ponds. (Bob Fryer).

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. (Richard Hearn).

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 125 Bowmoor Sailing Club lake again mid-morning. (Ian Ralphs).

Saul Warth     A WATER PIPIT late morning and 50+ KITTIWAKES off of Hock Ditch at 1:15pm. Also 15 Skylarks, a Pintail and a Green Woodpecker. (MK).

Awre     Near Brims Pill a Sparrowhawk, a JACK SNIPE, a Snipe, a Stonechat, four Rock Pipits and seven Hawfinches. (Andy Jayne).

Walmore Common     The adult and two immature Whooper Swans again, 23 Canada Geese, 26 Shelducks, 27 Wigeon, four Pintails, 12 Shovelers and a Cormorant. (Andy Jayne).

Minsterworth Ham     108 Wigeon, 22 Gadwalls, 170 Teal, 55 Pintails, 25 Shovelers, three Green Sandpipers, a Kingfisher and a Chiffchaff. (Andy Jayne).

Frampton pools     Early evening a Tawny Owl, the Whooper Swan, a Kingfisher and a Treecreeper, at Splatt Bridge just a Kestrel. (Shane Long).

Tirley     A Tawny Owl calling at 4:50pm. (Mark Grieve).

Quedgeley     A Hawfinch at Clearwater Drive near the canal at 11am. (Paul Masters).

Charlton Kings     A Hawfinch this morning. (Greg Mabbett). Pic by Greg.

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Winchcombe     Two Red Kites soaring overhead at 8:30am. (Gill Worthington).

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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