Wednesday 9th January 2019

Ashleworth Ham     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in Meerend Thicket behind the hide at 2:30-2:45pm again today. (John Overfield/Mark Dowie).

Saul     Four CATTLE EGRETS in the paddocks between Saul and Fretherne today. (Roy Widgery/Andy Jayne/Ian Hull).

Highnam Woods     Two Whooper Swans flying SW over Highnam at 9:55am. (Owen Follis). A Marsh Tit at the car park feeders this afternoon. Also two Reeves’s Muntjacs on the edge of the wood late afternoon. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Forest of Dean    Two Dippers along the stream in Blakeney this morning. (Dave Smith). At Upper Cannop Pond three Little Grebes, a Wigeon, 12 Tufted Ducks and 30 Mandarins this morning. At Woorgreens Lake 14 Goosanders this afternoon. (Mike Ingleby). In the Parkend/Nagshead area today birds included two Jays, a Buzzard, two Coal Tits, six Long-tailed Tits, a Redwing, two Nuthatches, a Goshawk and a Song Thrush. Also three Fallow Deer. (Martin Russell). Pic by Martin.

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Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening five Mute Swans, 180 Greylags, a Canada Goose, five Shelducks, 20 Wigeon, 40 Teal, five Pintails, 21 Shovelers, two Water Rails calling, a Snipe, 200 Herring Gulls passed through and five Fieldfares. (Mike Smart).

Quedgeley     The Raven again on the roof of Tesco garage at 11:35am then flew to the back car park. (MK). A possible Waxwing seen from the car between the Matalan roundabout, in a tree in the right hand hedge, about halfway along before the Naas Lane roundabout. No sign later. (Jake King).

Gloucester   A Sparrowhawk sat on the garden fence this morning, for about a minute, before flying off in the direction of the local pond at Abbeydale. (Lorraine Besent). 500+ Starlings at Hempsted Landfill site this morning. (Harold Smith).

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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