Saturday 19th January 2019

Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again this morning at SO716133. Also a Chiffchaff. (Andy Jayne/Owen Follis). 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. Also an OTTER hunting close inshore at the W end of Pit 126. (Ian Ralphs). The female SCAUP on Pit 132 again today. Also 70+ Fieldfares. (Jonathan Angliss).

Kempsford     The SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at Kempsford sewage works at SU165975 today. Also 5+ Chiffchaffs. (Jonathan Angliss).

Frampton     A Water Rail feeding in the open at the reedbed N of Splatt Bridge at 3:30pm today. (Brian Kings).

Framilode    A Little Owl in the pollarded willows on the edge of Framilode, on the Epney side at 4:50pm. (Roberta Goodall).

Longney     At the old orchards, and short stretch along Severn Way mid afternoon birds included 163+ Fieldfares, 15 House Sparrows, 120+ Starlings, a Raven, a Cormorant, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Mistle Thrush. (John Fletcher).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds today included three Mute Swans, 15 Canada Geese, a Greylag, eight Shelducks, 150 Wigeon, five Gadwalls, 120 Teal, 40 Mallards, 50 Shovelers, 40 Pintails, eight Tufted Ducks, three Grey Herons, 41 Lapwings, a Snipe, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming and 15 Fieldfares. (Mike Smart). Also a pair of Stonechats today. (Helen Bojaniwska).

Tewkesbury     At Mitton, along the Avon above Tewkesbury (last field before the boundary with Worcs), really nice conditions as the farmer has blocked a drain to create habitat, 135 Canada Geese, 730 Wigeon, 30 Teal and ten Shovelers. (Mike Smart).

Cam Green     A male Blackcap in the garden this morning. (Brian Kings).

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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