Tuesday 12th February 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 along the stream today. (Lauren & Wayne Tucker). Pic by @NSLBirding.

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Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again at SO716133 today. (Owen Follis).

WWT Slimbridge     c30 Black-tailed Godwits on the Tack Piece, also c80 Canada Geese, Dunlins, Starlings and Curlews amongst the Lapwing and Golden Plover flocks, 14 Ruff and 20+ Redshanks and Curlews around the water’s edge. At 3pm c30 White-fronted Geese in front of the Stephen Kirk hide. Also a Curlew bathing. (Dave Tait). Pics by Dave.

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Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrine pair and an adult Peregrine on Doward Hill, three Goshawks, a Red Kite, Buzzards, Ravens, a Tawny Owl calling, three Jays, Long-tailed Tits, a Grey Heron, a pair of Mandarins, two Stock Doves, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Treecreeper, a Marsh Tit and three Goosanders (1m, 2f). Also a Bank Vole and two Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Forest of Dean     At Blaize Bailey garden birds today included a male Bullfinch, a Chiffchaff and seven Siskins. In the field adjacent, a male Hawfinch feeding on the ground with Chaffinches and four Song Thrushes beneath an overgrown Hazel. Last Thursday 7th a Goshawk flew over. (Peter Boorman & Lynne Mayers).

Stroud   A pair of Dippers and a Grey Wagtail at Frome Banks this morning. (Jon Mercer).

Daglingworth     Still 30-40 Bramblings with Chaffinches in the beeches along the minor road to Miserden a mile N of Daglingworth. (Jon Mercer).

Cheltenham     A Red-legged Partridge spent nearly 2 hours sitting on garden wall in Sydenham Road from around 12:30-2:20 pm. (Diana Roberts). Pic by Diana.

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Tewkesbury     At Upham Meadow two Mute Swans, 90 Greylags, 120 Canada Geese (one with a 2013 Windermere colour ring first seen in Gloucestershire in 2014), 12 Lapwings, five Skylarks, two singing and a Reed Bunting. Along the River Avon from Twyning to Tewkesbury 25 Mute Swans, 20 Greylags, at least 350 Canada Geese, a female Goosander and a pair of Stonechats. At Mitton Marinas flood meadow 460 Wigeon, 72 Teal, five Shovelers and ten Lapwings. (Mike Smart).

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook flood storage lake late afternoon birds included 23 Linnets, two Stonechats, three Redwings, two Cormorants, 11 Moorhens, a Little Grebe, three Coots, 27 Mallards, two Grey Herons and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

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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