Thursday 22nd February 2018

Cotswold Water Park West     Today the drake RING-NECKED DUCK again on Pit 16. (Nigel Sluman/Malcolm Royal/Martin Greenish/Lee Evans). This evening a first-winter KUMLIEN’S GULL in the roost again. Also an adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL. (Kim Milsom).

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

Frampton     The Red-breasted Goose was with the Barnacle Goose flock on Court Lake early morning only. Also a drake Mandarin again and a pair of Oystercatchers. (Nick Goatman). In the NE corner three Treecreepers in the same tree, a Little Grebe, a Little Egret, 29 Teal and a Kingfisher. Also the roosting Tawny Owl in Court Field and this evening 22 Little Egrets roosted on the middle Island. This morning a pair of Mandarins flew over Watery Lane towards Court Lake. (MK). A Spotted Redshank was on the flashes N of Splatt Bridge this morning. (MK). Two Woodcocks this evening at the Perry Way end of Court Lake at SO758075. (Roy Widgery).

Highnam Woods     The FIRECREST again at 1:21pm just N of the battery chicken area seen mainly in the Yews and Ivy.  Also a Woodcock flew over. (Ken Heron).

Saul Warth     The WATER PIPIT still 50yds downriver of Hock Ditch at 1pm. (Mark Dowie).

Forest of Dean     A Dipper behind the Fountain Inn at Parkend. (Colin Oram). 26 Goosanders, three of them drakes, on the lower pond this morning at 11am today. (Peter Boorman & Lynne Mayers).

Sheepscombe     Along Painswick Stream early afternoon birds included a Little Egret, two Teal. (1f, 1m), a Grey Partridge, four Green Woodpeckers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, four Buzzards and seven Redwings. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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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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