Sunday 2nd February 2020

Newnham-on-Severn     A second-winter BLACK-TAILED GULL on the mud for 10 minutes yesterday, filmed and photographed, a Western Palaearctic first if accepted. (Martin McGill). No sign today despite good coverage both sides of the river. Link to video here. Further info here.

Ashleworth Ham     At Colways Farm just beyond Ashleworth Ham on Ham Road, a TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE this morning. Also 28 Mute Swans and 96 Greylags. On the Ham 345 Lapwings, eight Mute Swans, 86 Coots, 102 Wigeon, 84 Teal, 45 Pintails, 16 Gadwalls, 13 Shovelers, 22 Tufted Ducks, 49 Mallards and a Grey Heron. (Richard Humphrey). Pics by Richard.

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Brockhampton     At 10:15am a FIRECREST near the Craven Arms and presumably the same bird at 11:45am singing and flycatching by The Old Post Office. Around the village two Marsh Tits, a Green Woodpecker, six Stock Doves, 20 Common Gulls and several calling Nuthatches. (Steve Brown).

Daglingworth     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE showing well at Park Corner in the old quarry at SO9667104334 still at 12:30pm today. (Matthew Bastin).

Forest of Dean     A LESSER-SPOTTED WOODPECKER at Nagshead 200 yards uphill past the Campbell hide. (Thomas Winstone).

Milton End     A SHORT-EARED OWL at SO 7297 1133 flew out of the reed bed and landed on other side of the river at 4pm. (Sam Walker).

WWT Slimbridge     A female Goldeneye again on South Lake today. (Jeremy Squire). The CATTLE EGRET and an Avocet from Hogarth hide today. (Duncan Dine).

Frampton pools     Around the pools a Blackcap in sub song, a Chiffchaff, five Skylarks singing, 32 Meadow Pipits, a Cetti’s Warbler, 100+ Chaffinches, a male Stonechat, 150+ Fieldfares, 100+ Redwings, 30 Pied Wagtails, two Shelducks, 44 Tufted Ducks, 138 Coots and two Common Cranes. (Nick Goatman).

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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