Saturday 5th January 2019

Cotswold Water Park East    The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still on Pit 126 today. (John Overfield). Also a Black-tailed Godwit, a Green Sandpiper, five Snipe, a Tawny Owl, a Siskin and a Lesser Redpoll over, a Cetti’s Warbler and three Chiffchaffs. (Ian Ralphs).

Cotswold Water Park West     An Egyptian Goose on Pit 12 today. (Trevor & Sue Clayson).

Tewkesbury     A pair of Egyptian Geese by the Sailing Club this morning. (Sarah Loaring).

Frampton     In the evening roost at Court Lake a Great White Egret, two CATTLE EGRETS and 16 Little Egrets. (Mark Hobson).

Harnhill    15 Grey Partridge in a brassica field between Harnhill and the A417 off the Cirencester road at SU063997 this morning. (John Overfield).

Forest of Dean     13 Hawfinches still around Parkend today. (Matt Lathan/Brian Kings). Also 30+ Crossbills and a Marsh Tit. (James Robinson). Also a Grey Wagtail at Norchard Road station attacking its image in the wing mirrors of three consecutively parked cars. (Brian Kings).

Aylburton Warth & Guscar Rocks     30+ Curlews, ten Dunlin, Wigeon and five Grey Herons on the mudflats at low tide. Two Ravens, a Grey Wagtail and 30+ Skylarks on adjacent fields. (James Robinson).

Sharpness     A Peregrine flying around the silo, 26 Cormorants, a female Reed Bunting and a Chiffchaff in the reeds near SARA this afternoon. (MK).

Coombe Hill Meadows     From Grundon hide this morning two Black-tailed Godwits, two Water Rails, many Fieldfares and a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. (Les Waring). Pic by Les.

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Ashleworth Ham   Two Mute Swans, 60 Greylags, 20 Canada Geese, 600 Wigeon, 300 Teal, 50 Mallards, 70 Pintails, 60 Shovelers, a Tufted Duck, a Goshawk, a Buzzard, two Coot, 15 Snipe and c5 Fieldfares this morning. (Barrie Mills/Mervyn Greening/Mike Smart/Les Waring).

Innsworth     A Ring-necked Parakeet flew over at 9:20am. (Mark Easterbrook).

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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