Monday 27th January 2020

Sharpness-Berkeley Pill     Between Sharpness Coastguards and the Pill this morning a very elusive WATER PIPIT, five Rock Pipits, a Common Sandpiper, 15 Redshanks, 35+ Lapwings, 20 Snipe, 212+ Wigeon, six Teal, a Peregrine on the Power Station, five Skylarks, one singing, three Stonechats, six Reed Buntings and two Foxes. A second-winter Yellow-legged Gull on the pier. (MK). Pic by Mike.

Foxes 270120

Frampton     On the flashes and shore viewed from Splatt Bridge a MERLIN at 2pm, a female Marsh Harrier over the 100-Acre, 80 Shelducks, two Little Egrets, a Water Rail calling, seven Redshanks, a Snipe, 53 Curlews on the river, a Kingfisher, 25 Fieldfares, a Redwing, three Stonechats, three Greenfinches and a Goldcrest. (MK).

Daglingworth     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Park Corner in the old quarry at SO9667104334 still today. Please park carefully. At least 180 Linnets and 80 Skylarks on the fields to the N of the road. (Ken Heron).

WWT Slimbridge     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL again on the Top New Piece viewed from Zeiss hide today. Also the Goshawk again and the CATTLE EGRET on South Lake. (Ian Hull).

Cotswold Water Park West     The BLACK-NECKED GREBE still on Pit 16 this evening. Best viewed from the grassy bank off of Nightingale Way. Also an Egyptian Goose. (Mark Coller).

Thrupp     At Ham Mill two Dippers and two Grey Wagtails on the river. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Ryeford     A Dipper and a Kingfisher on the river. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included 30 Mute Swans, 108 Greylags, eight Canada Geese, 45 Shovelers, 240 Wigeon, 51 Teal, six Gadwalls, 14 Tufted Ducks, 85 Pintails, two Shelducks, a Little Grebe, 41 Coots, two Moorhens, 20 Mallards, three Grey Herons, four Snipe, 301 Lapwings, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Red Kite, three Buzzards and a Peregrine mobbed by two Buzzards and robbed of its prey. (John Fletcher).

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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