Saturday 2nd February 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     A juvenile ICELAND GULL in the roost at Pit 16 at 4:20pm. The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still at Lower Mill by the stream near Pit 44 today at 2:50pm. (Graham Lawlor). At Shorncote reedbed this evening a Barn Owl out hunting at 4pm, four Little Egrets, a Kingfisher, a Grey Wagtail and a Cetti’s Warbler. (Jon Mercer).

Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again at SO716133 at midday. (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.

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Goshawk at 11am today, flew low behind the scrape and then perched in a tree for a few minutes before flying off. Water still frozen so no waders or wildfowl, but a Kestrel, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers and three Bullfinches. (Andy Langley/Rob Crofton).

Ashleworth Ham    A pair of Marsh Harriers reported today. (Alison Phelps).

Frampton Mansell     This afternoon six Grey Partridges in a field between Cranhill Barn and Emmerson Lane, near Frampton Mansell at SO 93580 01329. (Martine & Pete Fenn). Pic by Pete.

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Cotswold Water Park East     225 Tufted Ducks on Pit 125, also five Snipe, two Egyptian Geese, two Chiffchaffs and 20 Meadow Pipits. (Ian Ralphs).

Winchcombe     A Peregrine on the church again this morning at 10am. (Phil Cull). Pic by Phil.

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Leckhampton Hill     A Brambling with a large mixed flock of Chaffinches, Linnets and Skylarks at Hartley Farm and a female Stonechat nearby. (Steve Brown).

Amberley     At Theescombe a male Siskin feeding in the garden, also three Blackcaps (1m, 2f). (Phil Williams).

Rodley     At Lower Dumball 73 wintering Curlews feeding on an old grassy field alongside the river, 35 Lapwings, 12 Golden Plovers, a Snipe, 40 Fieldfares and 15 Redwings. (Mike Smart/GNS field meeting).

Purton     A Chiffchaff at the canal cottages this afternoon. (Brian Kings).

Stonehouse     At Doverow Hill two Buzzards, a Nuthatch, Great and Coal Tits, Fieldfare, Redwings, Song and Mistle Thrushes and Jays. In the garden Fieldfare and Redwings, male and female Blackcap and Long-tailed Tit parties. (Chris Rodell).

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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