Monday 21st January 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still at Lower Mill opposite Pit 44 at lunchtime today. (Chris Snook). Pics by Chris.

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Gloucester     A male BLACK REDSTART on the roof of the Telephone Exchange in Bull Lane at 1:30pm on the Berkeley ST side. Probably present since Friday 18th but not confirmed until today. The roof is extensive with lots of hiding places so it could be hard to see. (Emerson Furlonger).

Cotswold Water Park East     The redhead SMEW relocated at 12:15pm between the two islands on Pit 114 after remaining hidden all morning. Also a pair of Egyptian Geese, 16 Goldeneyes, three Goosanders (2m), 22 Red Crested Pochards and 70+ Lapwings. (Martin Greenish/Michelle Davies/Roy Kinchin/MK). Pic by Mike.

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At Pit 126 the GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still feeding constantly on crayfish. (MK). Pics by Mike. The female SCAUP on Pit 132 again today. (Roy Kinchin).

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Kempsford     The SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at Kempsford sewage works at SU165975 today. (Roy Kinchin).

Cirencester     A Kingfisher in the Abbey grounds late morning. Also a pair of Bullfinches. (Chris Snook). Pics by Chris.

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Forest of Dean     A Red Kite at English Bicknor at 10:45am this morning. (Kevin Jones). At Parkend two Marsh Tits, a Coal Tit and a Nuthatch at the church. A Goldcrest, a Grey Wagtail and a Treecreeper from the footbridge over the brook S of the Fountain Inn. At least nine Hawfinches this afternoon high in trees beyond the sports field. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Cheltenham     At 12:30pm a male and a female Sparrowhawk circling together over Rowanfield Road, harassed by a crow. At 2:30pm a Red Kite drifted over Benhall Park going SE. (David Norman).

Ashleworth Ham     Two Mute Swans, a Greylag, four Canada Geese, ten Wigeon, two Gadwalls, 247 Teal, 35 Mallards, two Pintails, 23 Shovelers, three Cormorants, three Grey Herons, 13 Lapwings, five Snipe and a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. (Mike Smart).

Cobney Meadows     60 Wigeon, 30 Teal, 20 Mallards and three Shovelers today. (Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows (from A38 end)     Six Mute Swans, ten Teal, five Mallards, five Snipe, a JACK SNIPE and a Meadow Pipit. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows       Three Grey Herons, a Snipe, 18 Lapwings, five Tufted Ducks, 14 Shelducks, 30 Pintails, 120 Wigeon, 20 Teal, 24 Mallards, ten Shovelers, five Mute Swans and 15 Canada Geese today. (David Anderson).

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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