Thursday 10th January 2019

Ashleworth Ham     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still late afternoon in ivy clad trees S of the hide. (Francis Peplow).

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still on Pit 126 today. Two male Goldeneyes and a pair of Goosanders on Pit 111. (Chris Moore).

Saul Warth     The WATER PIPIT again late afternoon but very elusive, also a Meadow Pipit, a Grey Heron, five Shelducks, 18 Curlews, 150+ Dunlins in The Noose and a Grey Wagtail roosting in Hock Ditch by the sluice. (MK).

Woodford     Nine Woodcocks flushed on a dog walk on the Berkeley point to point race course between Woodford and Ham 6pm-7pm. (Derek Edmondson).

Cleeve Hill     A pair of Peregrines this morning. Also at least 12 Bramblings along the approach road to the masts car park. (Martin Greenish).

Forest of Dean     At Soudley ponds this morning a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, three redhead Goosanders, 16 Mandarins, four Little Grebes, a Treecreeper, a Nuthatch and Siskins. (Les Ditchburn). A Teal and a Snipe on Woorgreens Lake. c40 Crossbills in the Woorgreens/Crabtree Hill area. Five Goosanders flew past New Fancy View. (Frank Williams/John Overfield). A redhead Goosander on Woorgreens Lake and two Lesser Redpolls with a small Siskin flock in alders there. (John Overfield). Two Dippers in the stream behind the Fountain Inn at Parkend. (Roy Kinchin). Six Hawfinches at Parkend this morning. Also a male and ten female Goosanders at Mallards Pike. (Dave Smith). From Blaize Bailey to Soudley ponds 60+ Bramblings, 40+ Chaffinches, 12 Crossbills, 15 Siskins, four Treecreepers, two Ravens, 25 Mandarins, a Kingfisher, four Little Grebes, a male Goshawk and three female Goosanders. (Jake King/Andy Jayne/Tony Eveleigh).

Brockweir    Ten Goosanders on the River Wye this morning. (Mike Ingleby).

Stroud     Two Dippers at Frome Banks today. (Richard Williams).

Frampton     At Court Lake early morning two Great White Egrets, two Little Egrets, two Little Grebes and the Tawny Owl. At Splatt Bridge a female Blackcap and a female Stonechat. (Steve Brown).

Saul     A CATTLE EGRET in the first field on the right leaving Cadbury Bridge towards Fretherne and two more near Passage Road, Saul, with two Little Egrets. (Steve Brown).

Over     No sign of the Whooper Swans at Linton Farm pool, but 64 Mallards, 40+ Stock Doves, 30+ Yellowhammers, three Buzzards, a male Kestrel, a pair of Ravens and a male Sparrowhawk. (Jake King/Andy Jayne).

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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