Monday 24th December 2018

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Coombe Hill Meadows     Early morning nine Mute Swans, 1400 Wigeon, 300 Teal, 44 Pintails, 35 Shovelers, 400 Lapwings, 150 Mallards, several Snipe heard and a Dunlin. (Ian Ralphs).

WWT Slimbridge     A first winter male Goldeneye on South Lake this morning. (Martin McGill).

Cirencester     A Ring-necked Parakeet in Waitrose car park at 8am, also a dispersing Pied Wagtail roost in the vicinity of Lidl and the small shopping centre. (Liz O’Connor).

Toadsmoor     Along the Toadsmoor Valley towards Toadsmoor pond this afternoon birds included three Goldcrests, a Treecreeper, a Marsh Tit, two Buzzards, five Mandarins (3m, 2f), four Mallards (2m, 2f) and a Raven heard. (Malcolm Balster).

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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