Friday 24th January 2020

WWT Slimbridge     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL again on the Top New Piece viewed from Zeiss hide today. Also a female Marsh Harrier, a Goshawk and a Peregrine. From Kingfisher hide eight Pink-footed Geese, 70+ White-fronted Geese and two juvenile Greenland White-fronted Geese. On South Lake a CATTLE EGRET this morning and a female Goldeneye. Two Water Rails from Willow hide. (Ian Hull/Tony Eveleigh/Graham Lawlor/Paul Masters/MK). Gos pic by Paul, GWT pic by Mike.

Goshawk 240120

Green-winged Teal 240120

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. The BLACK-NECKED GREBE still on Pit 16 today, also a pair of Goldeneyes. Best viewed from the grassy bank off of Nightingale Way. (Martin McGill).

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill today. (Penny Wills).

Batsford Arboretum     This afternoon at the visitor centre feeders 1-2 Coal Tits among the Blue and Great Tits, and a female Sparrowhawk through. Also a Green and a Great Spotted Woodpecker heard, and a Jay seen beyond the northern boundary fence. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Barnwood    This evening at 6:40pm a Barn Owl flying over the A417 under street-lights at the Barnwood roundabout by the Ten-Pin Bowling, adjacent to Horsbere Brook Flood Storage unit. (Rob Crofton).

Gloucester     Two Peregrines seen on the main tower of Gloucester Cathedral this afternoon but no sign of the Black Redstart between 12:55-1:25pm. (Andy Langley).

Nympsfield     Five male Bullfinches together at Nympsfield village hall today. (Geoff Moyser).

Cam     Two male Blackcaps ringed this morning near Ashmead Green. (Gord Avery/Steve R Browne).

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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