Friday 10th January 2020

Daglingworth     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Park Corner in the old quarry today at SO9667104334 until midday at least. Please park carefully. (Pete Grimmitt). Pic by Mike.

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Snowshill     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still this morning at SP114335. Please note this bird is always distant and a scope is recommended. (Duncan Dine).

Forest of Dean     At Woorgreens this morning 21 Goosanders (9m, 12 f/imm), a Sparrowhawk, three Snipe, 18 Redwings, 13 Crossbills and 70+ Siskins. On Crabtree Hill two Crossbills, a female Reed Bunting, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Green Woodpecker. (MK). Later at Crabtree Hill the GREAT GREY SHRIKE favouring the short tree stump near middle path, then flew towards Woorgreens Lake. It caught a Goldcrest and then probably a pipit. Also a Song Thrush, two Jays, five Stonechats and a Jack Snipe. (Jake King/John Fletcher/Alan Waterman). At Cannop Stoneworks two Coal Tits, a Nuthatch, a Grey Wagtail, a male Bullfinch, two Siskins, two pairs of Mandarins, ten Tufted Ducks, two Mute Swans, two Little Grebes and three Cormorants. At Speech House a mating pair of Crossbills, a Goldcrest and two Nuthatches. At Parkend three Nuthatches, a Mistle Thrush, a Jay, 12 Redwings, 30+ Siskins, a Lesser Redpoll, two Marsh Tits, a Coal Tit and a Treecreeper. (Jake King/John Fletcher). At Cinderford Linear Park 19 Goosanders (8m, 11f) this afternoon. (Julia Ribbons). Four Buzzards circling high over Mitcheldean at 1:25pm today. (Chris Keeling). Shrike pic by Alan and Goosander pic by Mike. 

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Gloucester     The adult male BLACK REDSTART at the east end of Gloucester Cathedral at 3:15pm. c50 Redwings at Alney Island this afternoon. (Simon Hart).

Cotswold Water Park West     The BLACK-NECKED GREBE still on Pit 16 viewed from the grassy bank off of Nightingale Way this afternoon. (Chris Snook).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair and one of the Strathdon Cliff Peregrine pair on Doward Hill, a Goshawk, two Ravens, six Buzzards, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tits, a Song Thrush, a Tawny Owl calling, four Stock Doves and a Grey Heron. Other sightings included six Fallow Deer and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

WWT Slimbridge     A CATTLE EGRET on the Top New Piece viewed from Zeiss hide this morning. Also a Green Sandpiper on the Tack Piece and an Oystercatcher on the Rushy. (Ian Hull).

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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