Thursday 4th January 2018

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. (Ian Ralphs).

Gloucester    The PENDULINE TIT at Plock Court, Longford still early morning only but conditions poor 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. (Rare Bird Alert).

Frampton     At 10:20am a MARSH HARRIER hunting over the reed bed directly in front of gate at Splatt Bridge. (Les Ditchburn).

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill today at 11:05am and 14 Goosanders at Woorgreens lake 11:50 am. (Martin Greenish).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 132 birds included a Barn Owl, a Tawny Owl, 16 Goosanders, two Green Sandpipers, a Snipe, two Wigeon, c30 Teal, 11 Tufted Ducks and nine Redwings. (Nigel Sluman).

Kingscote     This afternoon 172 Golden Plovers in a field adjoining the A4135 W of the village. (Vic Polley).

Berkeley     20 Fieldfares and eight Redwings on Berkeley Town football pitch today at 2:30pm at ST6846599773. (Paddy Doyle).

Winchcombe     A Treecreeper foraging for insects on an old apple tree in the garden at dusk. (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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