Monday 5th February 2018

Gloucester     The PENDULINE TIT at Plock Court, Longford still this morning at SO837204. Wellies recommended. Please keep a reasonable distance from the bird to allow it to feed in the ponds. (Phil Cull).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed the SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF showed well, near the wicket gate, also there a Water Rail and two Goldcrests. (Jake King).

Wormington     40 Golden Plovers and a hunting MERLIN in fields around Wormington village. (Graham Tompsett).

Haresfield     A LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER flew over Haresfield Beacon, perched at the top of a pine tree calling, then flew in a northerly direction. (Marie-Claire Chapman).

Forest of Dean     A Goshawk at New Fancy View this morning. (Paul Rich).

Cheltenham     A male Mandarin still on Pittville Park Lake this morning. Also two Bullfinches, a Great Crested Grebe, six Tufted Ducks and two Redwings. (Mike Beer). Pic by Mike.

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Cherington     At Cherington Lake late afternoon two Buzzards, a Treecreeper, two Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker heard, three Little Grebes, a Grey Wagtail and two Mistle Thrushes. (John Fletcher).

Chipping Campden     A Red Kite flying over NE today. (Steve & Sharon Porter, Derby).

Gloucester     At Alney Island four Stonechats, four Pied Wagtails, a Grey Heron, 15 Redwings, a Kestrel, a Buzzard and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Mark Grieve).

Berkeley     At Hystfield a Treecreeper and in Whitcliff Park three Bullfinches (1m, 2f), a Goldcrest, a Buzzard, a Green Woodpecker, three Redwings and seven Fieldfares. (Paddy Doyle).

Quedgeley     A leucistic Blackbird at the park opposite Asda in Kingsway, in the bottom right hand corner as you walk into the park next to the stream. (Warwick Humphries).

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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