Saturday 16th February 2019

Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again at SO716133 today between 11:30-11:50am. Also a Chiffchaff, four Goldcrests, three Grey Wagtails and three Long-tailed Tits. (Mark Easterbrook).

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 along the stream today. (Andrew Whittaker).

Forest of Dean     This morning at Parkend seven Crossbills, two Siskins, two Nuthatches and four Hawfinches. From New Fancy View three Goshawks, a Buzzard, a Sparrowhawk, two Ravens, two Siskins and four Crossbills. (Mark Easterbrook).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair and another Peregrine pair on Doward Hill nearby, three Goshawks, three Red Kites, a Sparrowhawk, eight Buzzards, Ravens, three Goosanders (1m,2f), a Goldcrest, a pair of Stock Doves, a Mistle Thrush, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Tawny Owl calling. Also four Fallow Deer and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Sharpness     A BLACK REDSTART at the Dockers Club, might be different to the recent bird on Dock Road. Earlier a Common Sandpiper at the dock entrance. (Andy Jordan).

Berkeley shore    In the Severn House Farm area three Rock Pipits, nine Oystercatchers, a female Stonechat, 13 Dunlins, 15 Redshanks, three Grey Herons and 12 Curlews. (Shane Long).

Longney    Five adult WHOOPER SWANS at Longney Crib, 1/2 mile NW of Epney again today at SO759113 viewable from the little car park at SO762116 or from the Anchor Inn at Epney. Also a Green Woodpecker calling. (Colin Greenfield/Carol Rushton). At the old orchards, and short stretch along the Severn Way this afternoon around SO754137 birds included a Curlew, 30+ House Sparrows, 12 Redwings, 92 Fieldfares, 71 Goldfinches, two Reed Buntings (m & f), four Long-tailed Tits, three Mistle Thrushes, four Greenfinches, a Bullfinch, 75 Starlings, a Buzzard, a Raven calling and two Shelducks. (John Fletcher/Jake King).

WWT Slimbridge     The JACK SNIPE bobbing and preening, showing fairly well from Martin Smith hide again. (Carol Rushton).

Hawling     At SP 06399 22042 big flocks of Chaffinches, Bramblings, Greenfinches, Linnets, Corn Buntings, Goldfinches, Yellowhammers, Skylarks and a possible Woodlark. (Les Ditchburn).

Coombe Hill Meadows    A Cetti’s Warbler, two Ruff, two Black-tailed Godwits, two Oystercatchers, seven Curlews, 110 Lapwings, 606 Wigeon, 157 Teal, 10+ Pintails and 2+ Reed Buntings singing today. (Jonathan Angliss/Andrew Godden/Mike Smart). Also today two Mute Swans, 100 Canada Geese, two Shelducks, 40 Mallards, 60 Shovelers, 12 Tufted Ducks, three Grey Herons, three Coots,  two Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming and five Fieldfares. (Andrew Godden/Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham    Four Mute Swans, a Greylag, 17 Canada Geese, two Shelducks, 72 Wigeon, eight Gadwall, 217 Teal, 27 Mallards, ten Pintails, ten Shovelers, a Grey Heron, seven Coots, 132 Lapwings, 18 Snipe, 40 Black-headed Gulls, a Skylark singing, three Stonechats, a Raven, 30 Starlings and a Reed Bunting singing. (Andrew Godden/Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     16 Mute Swans, seven Mallards, two Grey Herons, two Little Egrets, three Snipe, a Green Sandpiper, a singing Skylark and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 125 at least a dozen Reed Buntings on territory, a Cetti’s Warbler, two Green Sandpipers and two Oystercatcher displaying. (Ian Ralphs).

Cam     A Tawny Owl heard from the car park at Cam railway station at 8:30 tonight. (Paul Sutton).

Saul    Five Curlews on the field behind the canal visitor centre at Saul Junction at 2:30pm today, including a ringed bird. (Helen Bojaniwska).

Gloucester    A male Reed Bunting on the garden feeder at Plock Court this morning. (Jim Northcott).

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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