Friday 3rd January 2020

WWT Slimbridge     Three Dark-bellied Brent Geese, eight Pink-footed Geese and three Egyptian Geese on the Dumbles today. (Slimbridge Sightings). Three Whooper Swans on the Goose House Ground. Also four Water Rails. (Dot Jones/Alan McIlquham). Pic by Alan.

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Stroud    A Dipper at Wallbridge this morning and two male Siskins at Capel’s Mill. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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Snowshill     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE seen briefly and distantly c2km E of Snowshill mid morning. It flew into the larches at SP121337. Also two Red Kites 1km W near Hill Barn Farm and another just S of Snowshill village. (Tim Hutton).

Gloucester     The BLACK REDSTART still around the south transept of Gloucester Cathedral at 12:30pm. (Chris Nice). A Barn Owl hunting over allotments by St. Oswald’s Road at 11:45pm SO833197. (Andy Jayne).

Sharpness     The BLACK REDSTART on the railway preservation society roof at 10:30am. (Les Ditchburn).

Roel Hill     Below Roel Gate Farm a ringtail HEN HARRIER at 12:45pm. Also a few Bramblings with the finch flock here. (Terry Fenton).

Berkeley shore    A Curlew, three Meadow Pipits, a female Stonechat, a Redshank, 40+ Mallards and a Rock Pipit near Severn House Farm. (Les Ditchburn).

Longney     At Longney Crib and along the Severn Way and in the old orchards SO762117 birds included two male Stonechats, two Peregrines over, a Sparrowhawk, a Little Owl, 17 Fieldfares, a Mistle Thrush and a Song Thrush. (John Fletcher).

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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