Monday 4th February 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still at Lower Mill by the stream near Pit 44 today at 3pm briefly but very mobile. Also two pairs of Bullfinches and two Green Woodpeckers.  Nearby six Goosanders (2m,4f) on Pit 42, and five (2m,3f) on Pit 41 with a drake Goldeneye. A Little Egret on Pit 57. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon.

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Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again at SO716133 today until 3pm at least. Also a Chiffchaff. (Neil Tappin/Owen Follis). 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.

WWT Slimbridge     At midday, a JACK SNIPE from the Martin Smith hide and a Water Rail under feeders at Willow hide. (Vic Polley).

Frampton pools     A male Goldeneye, four Pochards, a Pochard x Ferruginous Duck hybrid, 77 Tufted Ducks, 60 Gadwalls, 22 Shovelers, 45 Teal, five Little Grebes, a Water Rail, a Woodcock, three male Blackcaps and the roosting Tawny Owl. (Nick Goatman).

Sandhurst Hill     A Barn Owl and a Woodcock this morning. (Martin Greenish).

Weston-sub-Edge   A flock c150-200 mixed finches this afternoon at SP131387 The Narrows, mainly Goldfinches but including several Corn Buntings, Yellowhammers, Linnets, at least two Reed Buntings, and a leucistic Chaffinch. (Michael Cook).

Stroud     A pair of Mandarins on the canal at Bowbridge. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Compton Abdale     A flock of 500 Fieldfares this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included 55 Teal, 23 Wigeon, three Mallards, four Shovelers, three Canada Geese, two Mute Swans, four Grey Herons, five Snipe, 294 Lapwings, four Red-legged Partridges, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 40 Linnets, a Redwing, 23 Fieldfares, nine Chaffinches, three Long-tailed Tits, two Buzzards and two Peregrines, one took a Lapwing, also two Roe Deer. (John Fletcher).

Stonehouse     In Partridge Close today garden sightings included a Chiffchaff, male and female Blackcap, Long-tailed Tits, Coal Tits, two Pied Wagtails and 20 Starlings. (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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