Wednesday 14th February 2018

Ashleworth Ham     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still this morning between 9:30-10am out in the open in front of the hide. Still present at 1:15pm but further back. (Graham Tompsett/Roy Shilham).

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

Priding     An adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL on the sands this afternoon until 4:12pm. (Andy Jayne).

Ozleworth      20+ Lapwings, a Red Kite, two Buzzards and lots of Fieldfare and Redwings this morning. (Katharine Goatman).

Frampton     At Court Lake this morning seven Cormorants including an adult sinensis bird and the regular roosting Tawny Owl. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed around Pits 85A and B birds included a MARSH HARRIER, two Snipe, a Green Sandpiper, five Water Rails heard, six Cetti’s Warblers, four Chiffchaffs, 11 Fieldfares, four Linnets, 23 Goldfinches, a Raven, a Grey Wagtail, a hunting Barn Owl over the fields just before Pit 85B at 4:40pm, six Teal, four Gadwalls, two Tufted Ducks and 11 Mallards. (John Fletcher).

Kingswood     Two Little Owls in the barn behind Kingswood House, a Little Egret landed on roof of the Tubbs factory before flying towards Renishaw at 2pm, two Dippers and a Grey Wagtail by the Tubbs building in Wotton Road, five Bullfinches (3m, 2f) in Vinyard Lane and two Roe Deer in the orchard adjacent to Ash Path. (Thomas McCarthy).

Whitminster     A MERLIN flew over the A419 at 7:45 this morning at SO774071 between the A38 and the M5. (Duerden Cormack).

WWT Slimbridge     Three Little Stints on the Rushy and two Water Rails showing well from the Willow hide this afternoon. (Duerden Cormack).

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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