Saturday 22nd December 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     A GREAT NORTHERN DIVER ON Pit 125 at 9:40am. (Graham Lawlor). An adult female SCAUP on Pit 132 today. (Steve Davies).

Cirencester     At Hailey Wood, Cirencester Park. feeding under beech trees at the Saw Mill (SO965016) this morning, 40+ Bramblings in a flock of 200 Chaffinches and at The Star (SO954009) 5+ Bramblings with Chaffinches. (Vic Polley).

Forest of Dean   50+ Bramblings at Old Staple-edge Wood near Upper Soudley, and a Dipper on Soudley Brook, S of Lower Soudley. (Louise Watson).

WWT Slimbridge     The adult Dark-bellied Brent Goose again from Holden Tower this morning and the JACK SNIPE from Martin Smith hide again with a Snipe. (Dave Paynter).

Stonehouse    Four Little Grebes on the canal between the railway line and Bonds Mill at SO795051. Also in the area a Grey Wagtail, three Cormorants and a Buzzard today. (Paul Sutton).

Longney     On the opposite sand bank at SO754120 an unringed Common Crane, three Grey Herons and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. At the old orchards at SO754137 69 Fieldfares, two Stock Doves, a Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinches, eight Chaffinches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Buzzards and a Tawny Owl heard. (John Fletcher).

Bourton-on-the-Water     A Green Sandpiper on Newbridge Marsh today. (Duncan Dine).

Kings Stanley     Two garden Blackcaps and a Coal Tit this afternoon. (Paul Sutton).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Five Mute Swans, 260 Greylags, 410 Canada Geese, a Barnacle Goose, four Shelducks, c1285 Wigeon, 250+ Teal, 50 Mallards, 74 Pintails, 15 Shovelers, two Tufted Ducks, two Grey Herons, a Cormorant, a Buzzard, 910 Lapwings, a Snipe, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming, c50 Fieldfares and 200 Starlings today. (Mike Smart).

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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