Sunday 7th January 2018

Lydney     A GLOSSY IBIS at New Grounds between 10:30-11am but not there at midday. (Ed B). Pic by Ed.

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Arlingham     A RICHARD’S PIPIT E of Arlingham on a short pasture field by the Severn this afternoon. (Matt Hobbs).

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. (Brian Stretch).

Sharpness     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still on the SARA pool and in the marina area 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. (Tom Mabbett/Steve Birt).

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 125 Bowmoor Sailing Club lake again today. (Andy Lodge).

Frampton     The MARSH HARRIER from Splatt Bridge this morning at 9:10am. (Martin Greenish).

Saul Warth     A MERLIN at Hock Ditch at 11:10am. (Martin Greenish).

Barnsley     A Hawfinch on garden feeders this morning. (Paul Rich). Pic by Paul.

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Forest of Dean     At Yew Tree Break five Crossbills and at Crabtree Hill three Lesser Redpolls today. (Les Ditchburn).

WWT Slimbridge     The Red-breasted Goose of unknown origin  showing well on the Tack Piece today. Also three Little Stints from Holden Tower. (Tom Mabbett). A JACK SNIPE from Zeiss hide today. (Slimbridge Sightings). Pic by Tom.

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Sherborne     Three Buzzards, three Red Kites, 36+ Redwings, 20+ Fieldfares, six Stock Doves, two Coal Tits, two Goldcrests, a Nuthatch, two Pied Wagtails, two Ravens, two Yellowhammers, a Skylark, 80+ Linnets, a Cormorant and a Grey Heron today. (Mark Grieve).

Shipton     Two Red Kites today. (Mark Grieve).

Whitminster     Along the canal this afternoon a Green Sandpiper, two Cormorants, a Little Grebe and a Grey Wagtail. (MK).

Frampton pools     The Whooper Swan still on Court Lake today. (Tom Mabbett).

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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