Thursday 27th December 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still on Pit 126 (next to Pit 125 Bowmoor Sailing Lake) today but elusive. (John & Kevin Widgery).

Coombe Hill Meadows     The Greenland White-fronted Goose (with radio transmitter) in front of Grundon hide today on the floods. (Jeremy Squire).

WWT Slimbridge     A MERLIN hunting viewed from the Zeiss hide, and then sat on fence post near the estuary at 2:30pm. (Andy Langley). Pics of Golden Plovers and Curlew by Dave Tait.

Golden Plovers 271218

Curlew 271218

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included 17 Snipe, three Lapwings, 131 Teal, 91 Wigeon, 48 Shovelers, 53 Pintails, five Gadwalls, five Tufted Ducks (4m, 1f), 44 Mallards, five Mute Swans, 21 Canada Geese, four Greylags, a Little Grebe, 27 Coots, a Little Egret, three Redwings, 17 Fieldfares, 85 Starlings, five Pied Wagtails and two Peregrines. (John Fletcher).

Forest of Dean     Two Kingfishers and 30 Mandarins this morning at Soudley Ponds. (David Smith). A male Goosander on Woorgreens lake today. (John & Kevin Widgery).

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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