Wednesday 29th January 2020

Winchcombe    A male Goshawk over Sudeley Castle being mobbed by Jackdaws. Also two Muntjacs. (Ken Heron/Jenny Jones).

Cranham     A Marsh Tit singing in the walled garden at Prinknash Abbey this morning. (Seb Buckton).

Cotswold Water Park West     A FIRECREST at Lower Mill Estate, along the stream junction on the opposite side of Pit 44. (Ian Searle). The BLACK-NECKED GREBE still on Pit 16 today. Best viewed from the grassy bank off of Nightingale Way. (Bob Webb).

WWT Slimbridge     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still on the Top New Piece viewed from Zeiss hide today. Eight Pink-footed Geese still from the Estuary Tower and the female Goldeneye on the Rushy. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Daglingworth     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Park Corner in the old quarry at SO9667104334 still today. Please park carefully. (Dave Soons/John Fletcher/Andy & Sue Gibbons). Also the male MERLIN on the ground in the field opposite the shrike quarry, then flew off over the trees at Park Corner Farm towards Sapperton. (Dave Soons). Pics by John.

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Ford     A Red Kite over the B4077 about one mile E of Ford at 4:40pm. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Forest of Dean     At Woorgreens Lake five Goosanders, two Mute Swans, a Snipe, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Buzzard. In the Crabtree Hill area the GREAT GREY SHRIKE, two Buzzards, 10+ Siskins, 20+ Coal Tits, 10+ Redwings, a male Sparrowhawk and a Jay. (Martin Russell). A male Crossbill at New Fancy View today at 1:30pm. Also four Goshawks reported. (John Edwards). Eight Buzzards circling above Taurus Crafts, Lydney, at noon. (Chris Sullivan). Pic by Martin.

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Halmore     c50 Fieldfares this morning, and a singing Song Thrush. (Chris Newton).

Cherington     At Cherington lake and surrounding woods  ST898985 this afternoon three Little Grebes, six Mallards, four Moorhens, a Kingfisher, a Grey Heron, two Mute Swans, three Nuthatches, two Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Goldcrest and a Roe Deer. (John Fletcher).

Gloucester    At Saintbridge pond eight Teal, two Kingfishers, two Grey Wagtails and a Wren. (Josh Adamms).

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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