Thursday 24th 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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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. (Andy Jayne).

Kempsford     The SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at Kempsford sewage works at SU165975 today. (Andy Jayne).

Sharpness     The BLACK REDSTART again in Dock Road this morning. (Les Ditchburn). Then between 11:30am and dusk it showed on a house roof in Dock Road for just less than a minute at 3:48pm. Also a Grey Wagtail. (Martin Greenish/John Fletcher). Also today a Green Woodpecker, a Peregrine, a Buzzard, nine Cormorants, a Great Crested Grebe, a Redshank, a Curlew and a flock of 35 Lapwings and a Dunlin flew N. (MK).

WWT Slimbridge     A male MARSH HARRIER attacked by the resident Peregrine but continued on its way then turned and went back NE. Also a JACK SNIPE, c10 Ruff, c50 Golden Plovers, a Water Rail and a Little Egret. (Robin Griffiths/John Durell).

Frampton    A male MARSH HARRIER flying N past Splatt Bridge at 2pm, presumably the Slimbridge bird. Also Great White Egrets on Court Lake still. (Roy Widgery).

Saul    Two CATTLE EGRETS at SO7450009238 in field to NW of Saul Pond seen from public footpath that runs W of the pond. Four birds in the area. (Roger Gillespie/Roy Widgery).

Cotswolds     Two Grey Partridges at Nordown Farm off Whiteway near North Cerney SP0296208985. Several Bramblings amongst a large mixed finch flock at SP0069005905 at Warren’s Gorse Farm off the Welsh Way W of Perrott’s Brook. (Roger Gillespie).

Forest of Dean    A LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER and a Dipper at Parkend near the activity centre this morning. Six Crossbills in the Crabtree Hill/Woorgreens area this afternoon. (Martin Harrison/John Casswell).

Netheridge Farm    23 Cormorants at Netheridge Bridge this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Cheltenham     Three garden Redwings, one singing, at Naunton Park until flushed by a Sparrowhawk. (Steve Brown).

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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