Thursday 21st February 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 but elusive at 2pm. Two pairs of Oystercatchers today one pair at Pit 57 and a second pair at Pit 9. (Nigel Pleass).

Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again at SO716133 today. Also 3+ Chiffchaffs. (Theo de Clermont).

Frampton pools    Three CATTLE EGRETS came into roost at Court Lake, also a Great White Egret, a male Goldeneye, 70 Coots, 22 Gadwalls, 22 Mallards, three Teal, 24 Tufted Ducks, a singing Chiffchaff, a Blackcap and an Oystercatcher. (Nick Goatman).

Gloucester     A roost of 200+ Pied Wagtails in two trees by Burger King opposite the Gloucester Quays main entrance by the bus stop. (Michael King).

Cleeve Hill     A Peregrine, two pairs of Stonechats, a Kestrel, Skylarks, Ravens, Rooks, Meadow Pipits, Dunnocks, Goldfinches and a Red Admiral butterfly. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Cheltenham     A pair of Tawny Owls calling down the brook this evening at Benhall. (Ian Ralphs).

Quedgeley     The regular local Raven at Asda this morning again. (Tony Hurcombe).

Forest of Dean    Distant views of three Goshawks and two Buzzards at New Fancy View at 10:30am. Also a Red Admiral. (Angela Carswell).

Ashleworth Ham     Four Canada Geese, 18 Snipe, five Tufted Ducks, 15 Coots, two Mute Swans, c150 Lapwings, 22 Pintails, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 115 Teal, nine Gadwalls, 22 Shovelers, a Curlew, nine Mallards, 120 Wigeon and a Nuthatch. (Ken Heron/Jenny Jones).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Grey Herons, 200+ Wigeon, three Shelducks, five Shovelers, 285 Teal, two Canada Geese, a female Sparrowhawk and three Curlews. (Ken Heron/Jenny Jones). Also two pairs of Mute Swans, 83 Cormorants flew over in the evening, two winter plumage Dunlins and seven Curlews came in to roost. (Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening).

Winchcombe     A Brimstone butterfly on the wing today in the warm sunshine. (Gill Worthington).

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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