Monday 13th January 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     The LESSER WHITETHROAT possibly of the Eastern race blythi still at Shorncote reedbed along the stream beside the footpath, usually by the last bramble covered hawthorn just before the deepest flood on the path. Park at South Cerney playing field car park at Upper Up at SU043969 and walk W along the footpath to SU03669682. This bird is secretive and requires patience. Wellies are a must, the footpath is underwater from sewage farm run off in places. (Jon Mercer). The BLACK-NECKED GREBE still on Pit 16 this morning best viewed from the grassy bank off of Nightingale Way. At least 26 Red Crested Pochards on Pit 44, At least 11 Goldeneyes on Pit 58 and at least nine Goosanders on Pit 48. (Paul Rich).

Daglingworth     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Park Corner in the old quarry at SO9667104334 today still. Please park carefully. (Paul Rich/Martine Fenn).

Saul     At the square lake W of the village, a CATTLE EGRET with four Little Egrets and two Grey Herons at 10am, but flew off W. Also a Fox nearby. (Iain Crawford).

Frampton     From Splatt Bridge towpath, 56 Shelducks, a Buzzard, a Kestrel, a Grey Heron and a Little Egret. (Iain Crawford).

Stroud     A Dipper on the River Frome near the railway bridge off of Dr Newton’s Way today. (Andy Tytherleigh).

Guscar Rocks     Eight Canada Geese, an Oystercatcher, 60 Lapwings, 100 Dunlins, four Knot and 80 Curlews at high tide. (Mike Smart/Barrie Mills).

Aylburton Warth     150 Wigeon and 300 Teal in Cone Pill, ten Mallards, a Grey Heron, a Cormorant, 182 Golden Plovers, 16 Snipe, 315 Curlews, 60 Redshanks and a Raven. (Mike Smart/Barrie Mills).

Lydney Docks/Lydney New Grounds     Birds today included 12 Canada Geese, 61 Lapwings, 71 Golden Plovers, c270 Black-headed Gulls, 20 Herring Gulls, two Shelduck, five Wigeon and several hundred Fieldfares and a few of Redwings. (Barrie Mills).

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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