Friday 13th December 2019

Sharpness     A BLACK REDSTART and a Buzzard at the end of Dock Road this afternoon. (Dan White).

Saul     Two CATTLE EGRETS and 33 Little Egrets in the horse paddocks to the right of the Saul-Arlingham road approaching from Cadbury Bridge at 11:45am. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included 543 Lapwings, a Little Grebe, two Mute Swans, 153 Teal, 47 Wigeon, 36 Pintails, eight Shovelers, 13 Greylags, 61 Canada Geese, male and female Gadwall, 63 Mallards, 15 Coots, 11 Snipe, a Grey Heron, two Goldcrests, 30 Fieldfares, two Buzzards, a Red Kite and a Peregrine. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Saul Warth     Four Mute Swans, 18 Shelducks, three Grey Herons, a Cormorant, 17 Meadow Pipits, a male Stonechat, a male Greenfinch and three Buzzards including the white one. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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Cheltenham     At Naunton Park, five garden Redwings for a second day, a male Blackcap and a Coal Tit. (Steve Brown).

Tewkesbury     Along the River Severn from Chaceley Stock to Lower Lode (most birds in a brook overflow just N of Chaceley Stock around SO865300, 12 Mute Swans, 126 Teal, 16 Wigeon and 35 Mallards. Along river in SO8630 four Greylags, 32 Canada Geese and 27 Mallards. From Haw Bridge to Chaceley Stock (SO 8528/29) 35 Mallards, a Cormorant and 49 Black-headed Gulls. At Mitton eight Mute Swans and 62 Wigeon. (Mike Smart/Eric Palmer).

WWT Slimbridge     22 Ruff from the Robbie Garnett hide today. (Paul Dunham). Pics by Paul.

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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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