Monday 3rd February 2020

Ashleworth Ham     At Colways Farm just beyond Ashleworth Ham on Ham Road, a TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE this morning. Also 25 Mute Swans and 83 Greylags. (Paul Masters et al). Also on the Ham birds included two Canada Geese, 48 Shovelers, 51 Pintails, 83 Wigeon, 41 Teal, 27 Gadwalls, 15 Mallards, 13 Tufted Ducks, 19 Snipe, a Jack Snipe, a Cormorant, 70 Coots, 281 Lapwing and a Kestrel. (John Fletcher). Pics by Richard Tyler, John Fletcher, Alex Barclay and Mike.

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Severn Estuary     No sign of the Black-tailed Gull today at Epney, Priding, Upper Framilode, Arlingham/Newnham, Purton or Sharpness. At Arlingham/Newnham 90% of the gulls were Common, no more than 30 Lesser Black-backs, 1 Great Black-backed and the rest Black-headed Gulls. (Various observers). Adult and first-winter Yellow-legged Gulls at Purton. (Francis Steuck).

Cotswold Water Park West    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. (Clive Scarlett/Chris Snook).

Harnhill     Two Grey Partridges today. (Nigel Sluman).

WWT Slimbridge     A MERLIN on the Middle Point fence this morning. The CATTLE EGRET still on South Lake and eight Pink-footed Geese still. (Martin McGill).

Daglingworth     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Park Corner in the old quarry at SO9667104334 still his morning at 10:30pm. (Mike Davis/Merv Carlyon).Pic by Merv.

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Glasshouse     Three Hawfinches feeding in the top of a conifer today at Glasshouse near May Hill. (Owen Follis).

Epney     On Castle Lane, two Peregrines on a pylon with one eating and also a Buzzard nearby. (Josh Adamms).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead 15+ Redwings, two Nuthatches, a Song Thrush, a Mistle Thrush, a Wren and three Fallow Deer. (Martin Russell). Male and female Bullfinch at Mitcheldean this morning. (Chris Keeling). 

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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