Friday 11th January 2019

Ashleworth Ham     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still in ivy covered trees behind and left of the hide at 10am and present until 3:25pm 100 yds S of the hide at least. (D Clarke/Roger Gillespie).

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still on Pit 126 today. A male Goldeneye and a pair of Goosanders on Pit 111. (Howard Smith/Roy Shilham).

Frampton     A MERLIN from Splatt Bridge at 8:35am. (Mark Dowie). A SHORT-EARED OWL from Splatt Bridge at 4:30pm. (Paul Masters).

Forest of Dean    This morning 16+ Crossbills at Soudley ponds, also 20+ Siskins, a Marsh Tit, a Treecreeper, 23 Mandarins (16 males and 7 females), three Little Grebes and c50 Redwings. (MK/Mike Ingleby). 6+ Hawfinches in the tops of the limes at Parkend and a Mistle Thrush on the cricket pitch. Two pairs of Mandarins, 10+ Tufted Ducks and four Mute Swans on Cannop ponds and a pair of Mandarins on the pond opposite Pedalabikeaway on New Road. (MK). At the Wenchford Picnic area a Dipper in Blackpool Brook. (Mike Ingleby).

Winchcombe    At 4:20pm with dusk approaching, 16 Red Kites circling over Sudeley Hill. (Andrew Worthington).

Saul    Four CATTLE EGRETS with ten Little Egrets in the field behind the horse paddocks today. Also 11 Mandarins on Saul pond. (Roberta Goodall).

WWT Slimbridge     The JACK SNIPE still from Martin Smith hide. (Dot Jones).

Quedgeley     A JACK SNIPE and a Woodcock at Clearwater Drive today. (Andy Chapman).

Standish     At Standish lane a Little Owl calling from a small orchard at 12:30pm next to the railway line near the footbridge. (Steve Pullen).

Stroud     At Stratford Park two Nuthatches, a Goldcrest, a Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tits and a Song Thrush. (Richard Williams).

Halmore   A Marsh Tit visiting the garden daily for the past nine weeks. Also a Song Thrush seen yesterday and today. (Chris Newton).

marsh tit 110119

Cirencester     A Little Egret in the brook at the side of the access road to Tesco this morning. (Howard 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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.