Sunday 26th January 2020

WWT Slimbridge     The adult drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still from Zeiss hide this morning. (Liz Clipson/Dean Reeves). The CATTLE EGRET on South Lake at 10:10am. Also a drake Mandarin here. (Ken Mihill). A female Goldeneye on the Rushy. On the Ox Piece (viewed from Estuary Tower to N of Tack Piece) eight Pink-footed Geese, two Greenland White-fronted Geese and 100 White-fronted Geese. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Daglingworth     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Park Corner in the old quarry at SO9667104334 still today. Please park carefully. Also the male MERLIN again and 100+ Skylarks. (Mark Hobson/Morag Hughes).

Forest of Dean    At Crabtree Hill a Goshawk, a Sparrowhawk, a Hawfinch, four Bullfinches, two Green Woodpeckers heard, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Redwings, a Mistle Thrush, two female Reed Buntings, 4+ Lesser Redpolls, c20 Siskins and 13 Snipe flew in. At Parkend a Dipper on the stream behind the Fountain Inn and another Dipper at Cannop Ponds. (Derek Hale).

Cotswold Water Park West     The BLACK-NECKED GREBE still on Pit 16 this evening. Best viewed from the grassy bank off of Nightingale Way. (Morag Hughes/Dot Jones).

Frampton    A male MERLIN at Splatt Bridge tonight, also a Sparrowhawk, six Redshanks and a Cetti’s Warbler singing. (Gordon Hodgson). At Frampton pools a MERLIN, a Marsh Harrier, a male Goldeneye, a CATTLE EGRET, 17 Little Egrets, an Egyptian Goose three male Mandarins, a male Wood Duck, 800+Golden Plovers, two Stonechats, 20+ Linnets, 80+ Chaffinches, 200+ Fieldfares and 50+ Redwings. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth     Two Bewick’s Swans this evening. (Gordon Hodgson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Grundon Hide now easily accessible with Wellingtons, but no chance for some while yet of taking the Circular Walk. Birds today included five Mute Swans, two adult Bewick’s Swans which flew off S at 2:27pm, 20 Canada Geese, 1300 Wigeon, five Gadwalls, 1500 Teal, at least 505 Pintails, 75 Shovelers, 55 Tufted Ducks, three Pochards, 68 Coots, four Little Egrets, a Water Rail, 260 Lapwings, a juvenile Peregrine, a Kingfisher, a Cetti’s Warbler and a Mistle Thrush. (Mike Smart/Andy Jayne).

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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