Monday 19th February 2018

Gloucester     The PENDULINE TIT at Plock Court, Longford still this morning at SO8375520392. Wellies recommended. Please keep a reasonable distance from the bird to allow it to feed in the ponds. (Chris Harper).

Saul Warth     A WATER PIPIT still this afternoon around SO 73697 08549. Also a near-adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL late afternoon off of Hock Ditch, a male Stonechat, two Skylarks, 35+ Curlews in The Noose and a Peregrine over the roadside parking spots at Fretherne at 3:45pm heading for Saul. Nearby two Little Egrets in the horse field near Cadbury Bridge. (MK). Pic by Mike.

Water Pipit 190218

Epney     An adult YELLOW-LEGGED GULL bathing in the pre-roost opposite the Anchor Inn at 4pm. (MK).

English Bicknor     A MEDITERRANEAN GULL moulting into breeding plumage, in a flock of Black-headed Gulls at English Bicknor, W of the road at SO576156 at 2pm today. (Iain Crawford).

Forest of Dean     30 Goosanders and a Kingfisher on Soudley Ponds today. (Geoff Fawcett).

Highnam Woods     Late afternoon birds included three Marsh Tits, two Treecreepers, six Redwings, a Goldcrest, a Buzzard, two Coal Tits, three Great Spotted Woodpeckers and two Jays. (John Fletcher).

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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