Monday 7th January 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at lunchtime near the Otter enclosure calling occasionally. Also a Chiffchaff and Lesser Redpolls here. (James Robinson).

Kempsford     A SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF at Kempsford sewage works found yesterday by Jim Wainwright and confirmed today. It is with 3-4 Chiffchaffs. (Kim Milsom).

Frampton     A MERLIN perched on the foreshore at Splatt Bridge at 3:45pm before it flew off S. Also a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk, 34 Curlews, 20 Lapwings, a Raven and a male Blackcap by the gate. (MK/Roy Kinchin/Gordon Kirk).

Bentham     This morning a Woodcock, two Snipe, a Red Kite through, five Mistle Thrushes, two Reed Buntings, three Meadow Pipits, a Green Woodpecker and two Goldfinches. (Jake King).

Forest of Dean    At Parkend Church 30 Crossbills flew into oak trees at the church, then away when startled by the church bell chiming 2pm. (Mike Ingleby).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included 123 Lapwings, 11 Snipe, two Mute Swans, 44 Canada Geese, 113 Greylags, 260 Teal, 312 Wigeon, 68 Shovelers, 63 Pintails, 33 Mallards, four Grey Herons, seven Fieldfares, five Long-tailed Tits and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (John Fletcher).

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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