Sunday 11th February 2018

Ashleworth Ham     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL showed well on and off from 2:30pm to at least 4:30pm today. (Richard Humphrey/Ken Heron). A MERLIN hunting today. (Les Ditchburn).

Upper Framilode/Epney     The GLAUCOUS GULL foraging on the bank immediately opposite St Peter’s Church at 9:30am then flew 100m upriver to a bank partially obscured. (Steve Brown). Seen again in flight briefly at 3:20pm 400m S of The Anchor Inn. (Carol Rushton/Steve Curtis). A MERLIN hunting at Upper Framilode. (Les Ditchburn).

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. (Christopher Teague/Lloyd Evans).

Stone     A Barn Owl hunting along the hedge line just inside Gloucestershire along the A38 at Stone this evening at 7:10pm at ST6840394925. (Paddy Doyle).

Ryeford     Along the canal 14 Siskins today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Frampton pools     A male Goldeneye still, a female Pochard, a pair of Shovelers, 191 Tufted Ducks, seven Gadwalls, two Kingfishers, five Siskins, a Nuthatch, a Treecreeper, six Bullfinches, a Sparrowhawk and a Tawny Owl today. (Nick Goatman). From Splatt Bridge a MARSH HARRIER and two Common Cranes. (Carol Rushton/Steve Curtis).

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill and c6 Crossbills there. c15 Mandarins at Cannop ponds and a colour-ringed Hawfinch (Blue C6) at Parkend. (Jason Williams).

Over     A MERLIN and at least two Bramblings with Chaffinches and Linnets, near the Over Farm Market this morning. (John & Viv Phillips).

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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