Saturday 25th January 2020

WWT Slimbridge     Five Whooper Swans on the Tack Piece early morning then flew off N. (Paul Masters/Mark Hobson). The adult drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still from Zeiss hide today, also a Cetti’s Warbler. From Willow hide a Water Rail, eight Pink-footed Geese, two Buzzards and a Marsh Harrier from Estuary Tower (Holden). 59 Curlews from Robbie Garnett hide and six Snipe from Martin Smith hide. (Dave Paynter/John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Daglingworth     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Park Corner in the old quarry at SO9667104334 still today. (Peter Sketch).

Forest of Dean    At Parkend four Hawfinches in treetops at Crown Lane behind the cricket pitch. At Crabtree Hill a male Lesser Redpoll and 20+ Siskins. At Cannop Ponds 37 Mandarins (23m, 14f). At Woorgreens Lake nine Goosanders (2m, 7f) and c30 Redwings. (Derek Hale).

Berkeley     A GREAT WHITE EGRET on floods on the other side of the road from the new Persimmon development this afternoon. (James Robinson).

Berkeley shore/pill     This morning a WATER PIPIT still, six Jack Snipe, a Turnstone, four Stonechats and eight Rock Pipits. (Paul Taylor).

Frampton     On the flashes this morning viewed from the towpath at Splatt Bridge three Egyptian Geese flew S, 48 Shelducks, two Little Egrets, three Grey Herons, two Redshanks, nine Curlews, a distant Marsh Harrier, a Kingfisher and two male Stonechats.  (MK/Gordon Hodgson).

Cotswold Water Park East     On Pits 125/126 ten Goldeneyes, two Cetti’s Warblers and an Oystercatcher this morning. (Ian Ralphs).

Cotswold Water Park West    The BLACK-NECKED GREBE still on Pit 16 today, also an adult Yellow-legged Gull on Pit 57. (Mark Gurney). A male Goldeneye on Pit 12. (Helen Bojaniwska).

Gloucester     12+ Goldfinches along Bittern Road, Abbeydale in trees along the waterside, before flying off into the Clock Tower Park. (Lorraine Besent).

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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