Saturday 11th January 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     A LESSER WHITETHROAT possibly of the Eastern race blythi at Shorncote reedbed. Park at South Cerney playing field car park at SU043969 and walk W along the footpath to SU03669682. This bird is secretive and patience is required. Wellies are a must, the footpath is underwater from sewage farm run off in places. (Kim Milsom). The BLACK-NECKED GREBE still on Pit 16 viewed from the grassy bank off of Nightingale Way this morning. (Colin Greenfield).

Daglingworth     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Park Corner in the old quarry at SO9667104334 this morning. Please park carefully. (Tim Salkeld/Dave Soons).

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

Frampton     A TWITE and a male Brambling with a finch flock flushed by a Goshawk this morning also 40+Golden Plover over, a pair of Stonechats, a Shelduck, four Snipe, the roosting Tawny Owl at Court Lake and the Yellow-legged Gull on the floating hut on the Sailing Lake. (Nick Goatman).

Berkeley shore/Pill     This morning a WATER PIPIT, a Jack Snipe, a Common Sandpiper, a Turnstone and a Stonechat. (Paul Taylor).

WWT Slimbridge     A CATTLE EGRET on South Lake causeway this morning. (Dave Paynter).

Harnhill     Nine Grey Partridges at dawn. (Colin Greenfield).

Stroud     A pair of Dippers at Lodgemore Mill today. Also Goldcrests, a Grey Wagtail and a Song Thrush. (Ken Burrows).

Cobney Meadows     This morning two Canada Geese, two Shelducks, two Mallards, two Grey Herons, a Moorhen, five Pied Wagtails, 500 Jackdaws moving N from a roost. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth & Hasfield Hams     This morning 12 Mute Swans, 110 Greylags, six Canada Geese, 250 Wigeon, ten Gadwalls, 75 Mallards, 50 Pintails, 60 Shovelers, eight Tufted Ducks, 20 Coots, two Moorhens, 14 Lapwings, ten Snipe and a Jack Snipe. Also a male Stonechat on the Hasfield side and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

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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