Thursday 6th February 2020

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included a Whooper Swan, in front of the GWT hide but moving to Colways Farm at 3:30pm, 28 Mute Swans, five Shelducks, 36 Shovelers, 109 Coots, 83 Greylags, 13 Canada Geese, 37 Mallards, 12 Gadwalls, ten Tufted Ducks, 91 Teal, 120+ Wigeon, 21 Pintails, a Cormorant, 250+ Lapwings, 38 Snipe, seven Redwings, 23 Fieldfares, five Long-tailed Tits, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Raven, a Peregrine and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher). Pics by John.

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Whooper Swan 060220 2

Gloucester     A male BLACK REDSTART still on Gloucester Cathedral favouring the SE corner. (Paul Masters).

Frampton pools     At Court Lake a drake Goldeneye, a drake Pochard, three Shovelers (2m, 1f), ten Cormorants, six Grey Herons, a Little Egret, 10+ Redwings and the roosting Tawny Owl. In the Gravel Wash a pair of Teal and a Grey Wagtail. On Sailing Lake an Egyptian Goose, a Little Egret and three Fieldfares. (MK). This morning two pairs of Goldeneyes here. (Martin McGill). Pics by Mike.

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Shoveler 060220

Whitminster     Along the River Frome below Fromebridge Mill two Little Egrets, a Jack Snipe, a Goldcrest, five Fieldfares and a Peregrine. (Josh Adamms).

Eastleach     Early morning on Macaroni Downs 500+ Starlings, 90 Fieldfares, 80 Woodpigeons, 13 Skylarks, 12 Stock Doves, six Red Kites, eight Corn Buntings, four Bullfinches, a Marsh Tit and a Stonechat. (Chris Furley).

Tewkesbury     At Mitton flashes 290 Wigeon, 85 Teal, a Common Gull and 15 Black-headed Gulls. On Severn Ham two Mute Swans on Mill Avon, a Skylark singing, 31 Pied Wagtails, two Meadow Pipits and 31 Carrion Crows feeding. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     57 Snipe today. (Duncan Dine).

Halmore     Garden birds today included a male and two female Greenfinches, a Pied Wagtail and in the fields two Song Thrushes, one singing. (Chris Newton).

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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