Tuesday 25th December 2018


Walmore Common     Six adult Whooper Swans today, no doubt the birds seen previously in the Highnam area. (Andy Jayne).

Forest of Dean     At Blaize Bailey birds seen from the house this afternoon in the hedgerow of the field beyond the garden three Redwings, three Bramblings, numerous Goldfinches, several Siskins and a male Hawfinch. (Peter Boorman & Lynne Mayers).

Ebley     Around Ebley Meadows, along the River Frome and canal this morning birds included a Kingfisher, a Green Woodpecker, a Grey Heron, eight Long-tailed Tits, 14 Mallards, two Mute Swans and a Pied Wagtail. (Malcolm Balster).

Cirencester     A Kingfisher on the River Churn by the bridge and a Ring-necked Parakeet in Tesco’s car park. (Felicity Cobb). Pics by Felicity.

Kingfisher 251218

Ring-necked Parakeet 251218

Hailey Wood     A huge mixed Chaffinch and Brambling flock next to the entrance to Hailey Wood sawmill visible from the road. At least 500 birds – appeared to be roughly equal numbers of Chaffinches and Bramblings. (Peter Chapell).

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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