Thursday 17th January 2019

Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again this morning at SO716133. (Ian Hull). There’s practically no parking near the sewage works and it would be best to park in Westbury and take the footpath through the churchyard towards Westbury Strand.  You can see the sewage works from a distance, it’s surrounded by a conifer screen. The bird was spending most of its time in the single conifer by one of the treatment beds.

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still on Pit 126 today. The female SCAUP on Pit 132 again today.(Mark Dowie).

Kempsford     The SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at Kempsford sewage works at SU165975 today. (Mark Dowie/Andy Jordan/Ian Searle).

Forest of Dean     Six Hawfinches high in the trees at Parkend at 3pm. At Nagshead earlier on the long walk by the quarry 30+ Bramblings with Chaffinches chased by a Sparrowhawk. Also 12+ Siskins, a Buzzard and a Kestrel. (Chris Snook).

Edge     Along Sevenleaze Lane mid afternoon centred on SO861124 from the track entrance to Spoonbed Farm birds included nine Linnets, 60+ Goldfinches, 35 Chaffinches, a Brambling, a Mistle Thrush, two Pied Wagtails, seven Grey Partridges, 11 Red-legged Partridges and two Buzzards. Also three Roe Deers. (John Fletcher).

Halmore     A male and female Tawny Owls calling tonight. At least one male has been heard most nights this month. (Chris Newton).

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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