Friday 9th February 2018

Epney/Upper Framilode     The GLAUCOUS GULL again today sat on the sand spit at SO7543710742 between Epney and Upper Framilode from 9:05am until 5:13pm at least. Viewable from the riverside wall S of the Anchor Inn, Epney or from the river bank at St Peter’s Church, Upper Framilode but distant from both. (Paul Rich). Pics by Mike.

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Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still present at Crabtree Hill from 10:30pm until 3pm at least. (Nick Hopkinson/Craig Wright/Pete Dovey). A presumed second GREAT GREY SHRIKE in clear fell E of Cannop Ponds at 4pm. (Nick Hopkinson/Craig Wright). Two Crossbills, a Stock Dove, 10+ Siskins and two Great Spotted Woodpeckers at Haywood plantation this afternoon. (Owen Follis).

May Hill     A pair of Stonechats at the top of May Hill this morning. (Rob Guest).

Gloucester     The PENDULINE TIT at Plock Court, Longford still today at SO837204 until 4:50pm at least. Wellies recommended. Please keep a reasonable distance from the bird to allow it to feed in the ponds. Also the male Stonechat still and a flyover Little Egret. (Michael Johnston/Jerry O’Brien/Sue & Trevor Clayson). Pic by Sue.

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WWT Slimbridge     A MERLIN flew along seawall towards Zeiss hide this morning. (Slimbridge Sightings). Two Water Rails together today at lunchtime feeding under the feeders at Willow hide. (Alan Hooper). Pics by Alan.

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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 and most recently South Africa.
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