Wednesday 7th February 2018

Cotswold Water Park West     An adult ICELAND GULL in the roost at Pit 16 this afternoon. Also the GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still present. (Kim Milsom/Andy Jayne/David Creber).

Gloucester     The PENDULINE TIT at Plock Court, Longford still this afternoon at SO837204. Wellies recommended. Please keep a reasonable distance from the bird to allow it to feed in the ponds. (Darryl Spittle). At Castlemeads a Barn Owl showed well from 5pm this afternoon from the Severn Way footpath. (Gordon Avery).

Saul Warth     This morning four Avocets on The Noose prior to high tide, also 86+ Curlews, seven Redshanks, 30+ Shelducks, 100+ Wigeon and 12 Pintails on the river. A WATER PIPIT and a Rock Pipit near to Hock Ditch and a pair of Stonechats near to the stile by the road at Fretherne. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill today, seen with Stonechat prey. (Nick Truby). Pic by Nick.

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A male Hawfinch feeding on fatballs today in the garden at Sneyd Wood Road. (Ash Bailey). At Parkend today birds included five Hawfinches, 10+ Chaffinches, a Buzzard and three Nuthatches. (Martin Russell).

Great Barrington     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE below the trig point at noon. The ringtail HEN HARRIER showed from the five bar gate towards the village shortly afterwards. (Duncan Dine).

Berkeley shore     This morning birds included a Rock Pipit, 23 Meadow Pipits, eight Shelducks, seven Wigeon, a Curlew, an Oystercatcher, 11 Dunlins, five Redshanks, 25 Lapwings, a Cormorant and five Fieldfares. Also two Foxes. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish). Pics by John.

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Dursley     Beside the Vale Hospital today a Green Woodpecker feeding on ground beside small trees on steep river bank and a Dipper on a small rock in the River Cam ST7564699116. (Paddy Doyle).

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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