Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Forest of Dean     A LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER at Blaize Bailey this morning. Also a Brambling, four Buzzards and a Sparrowhawk. (Dave Smith).

Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again this afternoon at SO716133 showing well at 1pm. (John Phillips). 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.

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still at midday at Lower Mill opposite Pit 44 at the junction of the streams at the first passing place. (Simon Gathercole).

Sharpness     The BLACK REDSTART again on houses at the end of Dock Road this afternoon. (Andy Jordan).

Perrotts Brook    Three Grey Partridges in fields around Perrotts Brook, just off Welsh Way today. (Ali Brooks).

Cotswold Water Park East     The redhead SMEW still on Pit 114, the female SCAUP still on Pit 132 and the GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still on Pit 126 today. (Duncan Dine).

Ebley     The long-staying female Ring-necked Parakeet is still at Foxmoor Lane, and is seen almost daily. (Steve Kear).

Thrupp     A Water Rail on the canal today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Nailsworth   At the Old Swimming Lake ST848993 a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, four Mallards and a Moorhen. A Dipper on the stream below Ruskin Mill ST847991. At Ruskin College mill-ponds ST8498, a Raven pair back at a nest site, a Song Thrush, a Grey Heron, a Grey Wagtail, ten Redwings, two Marsh Tits, five Coal Tits, five Nuthatches, a Treecreeper, 12 Moorhens, 14 Mallards, two Little Grebes and three Buzzards. (Jake King).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included 132 Teal, seven Shovelers, 145 Wigeon, four Grey Herons, 107 Lapwings, 18 Snipe, 17 Chaffinches, a Bullfinch, a Peregrine and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

Salperton    A first winter Red Kite today. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard.

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Tewkesbury     At Lower Lode brickpits 55 Mute Swans, an Egyptian Goose, 79 roosting Cormorants, five Wigeon, five Gadwalls, 40 Teal, a Shoveler, two Grey Herons and at least ten Coots. (Mike Smart).

Hucclecote     A Little Egret in Porchester Road this afternoon. (David Whitaker).

WWT Slimbridge     At the Willow hide, three Water Rails and a cock Pheasant. From Robbie Garnett hide 14 Common Cranes on the Tack Piece, a small group of Dunlins, 20 Bewick’s Swans, 40 Pintails and a group of White-fronted Geese coming in and out to drink. (Dave Tait).

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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