Sunday 5th January 2020

WWT Slimbridge     A female Goosander on the top New Piece, nine Egyptian Geese on the Bottom New Piece this morning and a Ruddy Shelduck. Also a female Marsh Harrier hunting over the Dumbles. (Roberta Goodall).

Forest of Dean    Five Goosanders on Woorgreens Lake, 100 Siskins and a few Lesser Redpolls in the Alders, 30 Crossbills in Crumpmeadow Inclosure and the GREAT GREY SHRIKE showed toward dusk hunting from low willows on the middle track on Crabtree Hill. (Ian Ralphs).

Cotswold Water Park West    At Pit 44 38 Red Crested Pochards and a male Goosander. A Chiffchaff, a Goldcrest, a Treecreeper, a Redwing, a Bullfinch and a Great Spotted Woodpecker along the Thames Path. (Sam Walker).

Sharpness    Late morning from the Severn Way S from Sharpness five Redshanks, c100 Wigeon, c100 Lapwings, 25 Dunlins, a Kestrel, a Marsh Harrier, 20 Meadow Pipits and two Shelducks. (Helen Bojaniwska).

Frampton pools     Two Goldeneye. a Shelduck, four Wigeon, 33 Tufted Ducks, 198 Coots, a Woodcock, a Snipe, nine Reed Buntings, six Greenfinches , 100+Chaffinches, 100+ Linnet,s 16 Song Thrushes and 200+ Wood Pigeons today. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     From the Grundon Hide this morning c4000 ducks including 12 Mute Swans, 50 Greylags, 100 Canada Geese, ten Shelducks, 1600 Wigeon, 900 Teal, nine Gadwalls, 75 Mallards, 568 Pintails and 188 Shovelers, 11 Tufted Ducks, ten Coots and 192 Lapwings. (Mike Smart).

Nailsworth     At Ruskin Mill Ponds five Nuthatches, a Treecreeper, three Coal Tits, a pair of Marsh Tits, a Kingfisher, a Little Egret, a Little Grebe, a Raven and a Buzzard. (Jake King).

Hawling     Around the Hawling Triangle a ringtail HEN HARRIER at 12:35pm, three Stonechats (2m, 1f), 180+ Linnets, a Red Kite, c60 Fieldfare, a Grey Partridge, c80 Stock Doves and two Corn Buntings. (Ken Heron).

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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