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 and most recently South Africa.
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