Friday 31st January 2020

Cotswold Water Park West    A Green Sandpiper and a Grey Wagtail still on the flooded field by the Roundhouse opposite the pub in Cerney Wick this afternoon. (Ian Sherriffs). 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. Also two Water Rails, four Cetti’s Warblers and a female Reed Bunting. (Chris Snook). Pics by Chris.

Lesser Whitethroat blythi 310120

Reed Bunting 310120

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

Sharpness     A WATER PIPIT at SARA today. Also a Yellow-legged Gull still. (Andy Jordan).

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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