Wednesday 20th February 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still present at 1:35pm at Pit 44 favouring bushes over the lake edge opposite the entrance to Lower Mill/River Thames junction. (Ian Searle).

Forest of Dean     At least three Goshawks from New Fancy View by 11am. (Roger Treeby).

Ebley     Two Ring-necked Parakeets in an Oak tree in Foxmoor Lane. Seen from high on Doverow Hill this morning. Also a Buzzard, a Jay and a Peacock butterfly. (Chris Rodell).

Frampton pools     A male Goldeneye, a Great Black-backed Gull, 103 Coots, a Great White Egret, 131 Tufted Ducks, 18 Gadwalls, 12 Teal, a Water Rail, six Great Crested Grebes, a Little Grebe, a Lesser Redpoll and 19 Pied Wagtails today. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Mute Swans, four Greylags, 90 Canada Geese, four Shelducks, 500 Wigeon, c500 Teal, three Pintails, 15 Shovelers, two Grey Herons, three Coots, 49 Lapwings, five Golden Plovers, three male Ruffs and eight Curlews this evening. (Mike Smart).

Quedgeley     The regular local Raven at Asda today, on the roof at 11:30am. (MK).

Ozleworth     At Ozleworth Park a Nuthatch, ten Chaffinches and a Buzzard. At Ozleworth Bottom a pale Buzzard also a male Tufted Duck, three Mallards and two Moorhens in a pond at ST79359284. At Babdown Farm a Kestrel. (Paddy Doyle).

Berkeley     300-400 Starling murmuration near the town centre, at 5:40pm they settled in trees surrounding the Jenner Court Old Peoples Home at ST682992. (Paddy Doyle).

Halmore    A male and a female Reed Bunting in the garden regularly for the past week, also male and female Great Spotted Woodpecker and a male Blackcap. Also the first male Toad of the year in the backyard tonight. (Chris Newton).

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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