Thursday 20th December 2018

Frampton   A ring-tailed HEN HARRIER from Splatt Bridge first thing this morning. (Bill Church/Mike Ounsted/Gordon Kirk).

Cotswold Water Park West    A third-winter CASPIAN GULL at Pit 16 roost today at 4pm. Also three Yellow-legged Gulls, three Egyptian Geese, a Chiffchaff and two Bramblings. (Graham Lawlor).

WWT Slimbridge     An adult Dark-bellied Brent Goose amongst the Barnacle Goose flock from Kingfisher hide again today. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Highnam     On the elevated pond by the railway at Linton Farm SO802188 six adult Whooper Swans, 26 Mute Swans, six Shelducks, eight Gadwalls, a Tufted Duck, 40+ Mallards and 20 Stock Doves. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     From GWT hide and Meerend Thicket today birds included 31 Snipe, a JACK SNIPE, 79 Pintails, 105 Wigeon, 31 Teal, five Shovelers, three Gadwalls, 51 Mallards, 61 Canada Geese, four Greylags, 219 Lapwings and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

Forest of Dean   At Cannop Ponds this afternoon at 2:30pm four Goosanders (1m, 3f) and four Jays. (Chris Keeling).

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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