Saturday 29th December 2018

Ashleworth Ham     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in Meerend Thicket either behind the hide or in the trees to the right of the hide (if you are facing it) until 3:30pm at least today. It can be elusive, is almost always solitary and only calls very infrequently.(Paul Rich/Martin Greenish/John Overfield/MK/Roberta Goodall). Also a Red Admiral today. (Ian Hull).

Gloucester     Ten WAXWINGS on the crest of the Wheatway near Morrisons, Abbeydale at 2:30pm. (John Auld).

WWT Slimbridge     The Dark-bellied Brent Goose on the Dumbles at 11am. (Paul Masters).

Quedgeley     A Raven back at Tesco  on the roof of Costa at 1:45pm. (MK).

Coombe Hill Meadows     c600 Greylags, c800 Canada Geese, a Barnacle Goose, the Greenland White-fronted Goose, seven Shelducks, c1500 Wigeon, c700 Teal, four Gadwalls, at least 56 Shovelers, 58 Pintails, seven Tufted Ducks, 50+ Mallards, c1500 Lapwings and c1000 Starlings feeding at the water’s edge, a Peregrine hunting unsuccessfully, five Snipe, a male Stonechat and c5 Fieldfares this morning. (Mike Smart).

Longney     At the old orchards mid afternoon period around SO754137 birds included a Stock Dove, a Raven, 45 House Sparrows, 55 Fieldfares, four Redwings, three Kestrels, a Greenfinch, six Goldfinches and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

Forest of Dean     A redhead Goosander at Woorgreens Lake this afternoon. (Ken Burrows). Pic by Ken.

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Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrine pair, two Goshawks, two Sparrowhawks, two Red Kites, four Buzzards, Ravens, two Jays, a Grey Heron, a Goldcrest, two female Goosanders, a singing Mistle Thrush and a Marsh Tit. Also seven Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reed Bed birds today included a Kestrel, two Little Egrets, a pair of Gadwall, eight Teal, a female Tufted Duck, a male Wigeon, eight Long-tailed Tits and 2+ Water Rails 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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