Thursday 15th February 2018

Gloucester     The PENDULINE TIT at Plock Court, Longford still today at SO837204 until 3pm at least. Wellies recommended. Please keep a reasonable distance from the bird to allow it to feed in the ponds. Also a male Stonechat, never far from the tit. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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At Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Lake birds included three Mute Swans, four Mallards. a Little Egret, a female Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard, a female Stonechat and two Reed Buntings. (Gordon Avery).

Highnam Woods     Up to four Marsh Tits visiting feeders in the car park with common tit species. Also a Nuthatch, two Treecreepers and five Redwings. Please note the reserve gates are locked, there is a pull-in for a few cars c200yds past the reserve on the left coming from Gloucester. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Cotswold Water Park East     At Kempsford Pit 132 up to 2000 Lapwings, a Peregrine, a pair of Goosanders, two Little Egrets and two Chiffchaffs this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill and a Goshawk, another Goshawk at Serridge Ridge chasing a Redwing and two Goshawks displaying viewed from New Fancy View at 10am. (Martin Greenish/Ian Hayes).

Frampton     From Splatt Bridge a MARSH HARRIER and two Stonechats today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Roel Gate     At SP056245 100+ Chaffinches, at least six BRAMBLINGS, two Red Kites and seven Skylarks. (Les Ditchburn).

Symonds Yat     From the Viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and an intruding Peregrine, a male and female Goshawk, a male Sparrowhawk, a Red Kite, 11 Buzzards, Ravens, a Goldcrest, a pair of Goosanders, two Marsh Tits, two Stock Doves, Redwings, a Green Woodpecker, a male Bullfinch, a Song Thrush, two Mistle Thrushes and three pairs of Mandarins. Also seven Fallow Deer and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Fostons Ash     A Peregrine in a stoop near the Fostons Ash Inn at 7:20 this morning. (Michael Cook).

Hardwicke     An unringed Ring-necked Parakeet in a Oak at Quadrant Way at 11:15am and a Brimstone butterfly in the nearby hedgerow at midday. (Michael Cook).

Ashleworth Ham     Ten Snipe today. (Gordon Avery).

Stroud     Male and female Blackcap and male and female Bullfinch in a central Stroud garden today. (Bob Lyle).

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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