Saturday 23rd February 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 at 8am today. (Richard Williams/Matt Pringle).

Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again at SO716133 today. (@ramblingwalker1).

Ripple Pits, Worcs    The GLOSSY IBIS at Ripple Pits flew high to the S into Glos airspace then returned to Worcs this afternoon. (Andy Warr).

Great Barrington     Late afternoon a Barn Owl, a Peregrine, Red Kites and 30+ Stock Doves. (Paul Rich).

Forest of Dean     At Parkend Cricket Ground in Crown Lane 4+ Hawfinches over. At New Fancy View three Goshawks, four Buzzards, 2+ Crossbills, 10+ Siskins, three Ravens and a male Bullfinch. At Woorgreens Lake five Goosanders (2m, 3f), 11 Canada Geese, three Greylags and five Teal. At Crabtree Hill three Stonechats (1m, 2f), a Meadow Pipit, a female Reed Bunting and a female Kestrel. (Derek Hale). Also an Adder at New Fancy View today. (Sam Walker).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair and another Peregrine pair on Great Doward Hill nearby, a female Sparrowhawk, two Goshawks, a Red Kite, eight Buzzards, Ravens, 14 Goosanders (4m,10f), a Green Woodpecker, a pair of Kingfishers, a Marsh Tit and a Tawny Owl calling. Other sightings included three Fallow Deer, a Bank Vole, three Red Admirals and a Brimstone butterfly. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Also a Tawny Owl heard and 14 Ravens E over the rock early morning. (Frank Williams).

Purton    At least seven Chiffchaffs, a singing Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Buntings, a MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 110+ Wigeon and a female Pintail between Purton and Sharpness this morning. (James Robinson).

Cirencester    A Tawny Owl calling in Cirencester Park at 10:20am. (Dave Soons). Also a Marsh Tit today. (Ken Cservenka).

Cheltenham     Three Jays in tree at Sydenham Road at 9:30am. (Martin Axworthy).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Four Mute Swans, four Shelducks, 300 Wigeon, 150 Teal, a Gadwall, 30 Shovelers, five Pintails, a Tufted Duck, two Oystercatchers, ten Lapwings, 15 Curlews had roosted, a singing Chiffchaff and at least seven Reed Buntings singing. (Mike Smart).

Upham Meadow (from Bredon)     Seven Curlews on the meadow. (Mike Smart).

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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