Friday 7th February 2020

Tewkesbury     A drake SMEW on the River Avon at SO 89243 33117 from 1:20pm until 4pm at least when it was drifting towards the River Severn. (Les Ditchburn). Pics by Mike.

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Cotswolds     A juvenile WHITE-TAILED EAGLE heading SE towards Sudgrove being mobbed by Ravens at 1pm. (Jennifer Gilbert). Then reported flying over the Polo Ground, Cirencester Park heading towards Cirencester at 1:30pm. (Chris Digger). Then seen over Shorncote heading towards Lower Mill at 1:40pm. (Graham Lawlor).

Cotswold Water Park West     A FIRECREST at Lower Mill along the stream at Pit 44 at 11:45am. (Graham Lawlor).

Cotswold Water Park East    On Pit 104 a minimum of 10 male Goosanders and 15 females. (Duncan Dine/Andy Wiggins).

Maisemore     From Church Road around the lake to the weir on the Severn mid afternoon birds included a Little Grebe, 11 Moorhens, a Coot, 31 Mallards, two Mute Swans, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Goldcrest, two Song Thrushes, 11 Redwings, 58 Fieldfares, three Long-tailed Tit, three Buzzards, a Kestrel, a male Sparrowhawk and a Raven. (John Fletcher).

Draycott     A male Blackcap on the fat feeder this morning. (Hanna Middleton).

Frampton     A Great Crested Grebe from the Sailing Club today. (Tim Sands). Pic by Tim.

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Gloucester     A Siskin on the garden feeder at Plock Court this afternoon. (Jim Northcott).

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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