Friday 23rd February 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     A first-winter ICELAND GULL (potentially Kumlien’s) in the Pit 125 roost at Bowmoor Sailing Club this evening. (Duncan Dine).

Cotswold Water Park West     The drake RING-NECKED DUCK still this afternoon. (Jon Mercer/Roberta Goodall). A YELLOW-LEGGED GULL and a MEDITERRANEAN GULL in the roost tonight. (Roberta Goodall). At Shorncote Reedbed early afternoon until dusk birds included 14 Shovelers, 23 Tufted Ducks, five Teal, four Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, two Cetti’s Warblers heard, a Kingfisher, two Grey Wagtails, seven Long-tailed Tits, a Cormorant, two Water Rails heard, a Kestrel and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

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.

Quedgeley     In Fishers Meadow at least two Hawfinches at 11:15am in the far left corner from the School Lane at SO 79724 13970. (MK). No sign this afternoon but two male Bramblings. (Andy Chapman).

Frampton     The Red-breasted Goose again with 212 Barnacle Geese on Court Lake early morning only, but now returned to WWT. (Nick Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     81 Bewick’s Swans, 122 White-fronted Geese and 30 Avocets. Also the Red-breasted Goose returned from Frampton. (Ian Hull).

Forest of Dean     Two Red Kites flew over St Paul’s Church at Parkend this morning. Also a Hawfinch. (David & Gillian Smith).

Tewkesbury     A possible Jack Snipe with two Snipe, three Curlews and three Grey Heron along the Mythe brook, below Puckrup today. (Sarah Loaring).

Cold Aston     160 Golden Plovers and 24 Lapwings on the high ground at lunchtime. (Andy Lewis).

Kings Stanley     Two Marsh Tits below Stanley Woods today. (Simon Spedding).

Saul     A Little Egret in the ditch opposite the houses in Moor Street and a Kestrel by Lea Court Farm, Framilode. (Paddy Doyle).

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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