Sunday 3rd February 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A GLOSSY IBIS briefly at Martin Smith hide at 1:30pm briefly then flew off. (Helen & Katie Horrocks). Pic by Katie.

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The JACK SNIPE still showing well from Martin Smith hide. (Mark Hobson). Pic by Mark.

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Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again at SO716133 today. (Dot Jones/Geoff Fawcett/Matt Williams). Also 15+ Goldcrests, 14+ Chaffinches, a Kestrel, a Buzzard, 4+ Long-tailed Tits and a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming in the field by the church. (Matt Williams). 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 East     At Pit 104 a female SMEW, 18 Wigeon, four Gadwalls, 18 Pochards, six Goldeneyes, 14 Goosanders, three Little Grebes, two Snipe, a Kingfisher and four Lesser Redpolls today. (Mick & Jo Jones).

Forest of Dean     Six Crossbills near Nagshead Lodge this morning. (Geoff Fawcett).

Woodchester    At least two Bramblings with 20+ Chaffinches in the area around Woodchester Mansion entrance and the Lodge. (Simon Spedding).

Berkeley shore     A Rock Pipit, a Sparrowhawk, and 72 Golden Plovers with 30+ Fieldfares and Redwings in a field together. (Les Ditchburn).

Winchcombe     A Peregrine again seen on the Church this morning, took flight at 8:55am. (Peter Rodgers).

Hawling     This afternoon just along the lane from Southdown Farm, in and around a stubbly/weedy/set-aside field, birds included 200-300+ Yellowhammers, up to 50 Corn Buntings, a male Reed Bunting, 50-60 Skylarks, Linnets, 30+ Stock Doves, a Peregrine flew past heading steadily W, a Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard and c15 Red-legged Partridges. (Jan Datchens).

Newent     Eight Lapwings in a field opposite the Malswick Mill Hotel at SO759244 on the Gloucester to Newent road B4215 today. (Alan Hooper).

Churchdown     c200  Redwings feeding on the ground at Pullens Farm at the bottom of Brookfield Lane this afternoon. (Ian Major).

Longney     Along the Severn Way off the Epney Road SO760121 this birds included male and female Stonechat, a female Reed Bunting, seven Meadow Pipits, a Raven, five Fieldfares, a Lapwing, a Buzzard, five House Sparrows and 97 Canada Geese. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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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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