Wednesday 6th February 2019

Cleeve Hill     Two SHORT-EARED OWLS in the Washpool Valley mid afternoon flew across the valley and into a small copse of trees. (Alan Carpenter).

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still at Lower Mill by the stream near Pit 44 showing well at 10am. (Geoff Moyser).

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

Gloucester     The male BLACK REDSTART again today on the Gloucester Telephone Exchange in Bull Lane at 9:25am viewable from the multi-storey opposite. (Andy Jayne). At Abbeydale a Little Egret, sitting high in a dead tree. It has been seen wading in the River Twyver over the last week. (Lorraine Besent).

Saul Warth     The WATER PIPIT still this morning at high tide. (Paul Rich).

Forest of Dean    20 Mandarins today at Cannop Ponds (upper pond) (13m, 7f). (Chris Keeling). Pic by Chris.

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Highnam Woods     This afternoon birds included three Marsh Tits, three Goldcrests, two Nuthatches, three Treecreepers, a Jay, two Pied Wagtails, two Song Thrushes and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

WWT Slimbridge     c30 White-fronted Geese, arriving in clusters in and out of the water in front of Stephen Kirk and Robbie Garnett hides, from 1pm. At 3pm a Curlew from Stephen Kirk hide. (Dave Tait). Pics by Dave.

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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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