Wednesday 12th February 2020

Daglingworth     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Park Corner in the old quarry today at SO9667104334 still. Please park carefully. (Josh Adamms/Ali Brooks). A male MERLIN flew N through the Sapperton end of Cirencester Park at 11:10am, heading towards its regular Park Corner area. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Josh.

Great Grey Shrike 120220

Forest of Dean     Three Goshawks today. Also several Buzzards displaying, a Sparrowhawk and several Ravens. (Mick Colquhoun). Pic by Mick.

Goshawk 120220

Upper Framilode   A near white Buzzard today in the orchard off of Moor Street. Presumably the same one seen at Saul and Frampton. (Josh Adamms). Pic by Josh.

White Buzzard 120220

North Cerney     Seven Little Egrets at 3pm feeding by the River Churn S of North Cerney at cSP025068. (Gordon Avery).

Cheltenham     Two Red Kites over Cheltenham Racecourse near the rear entrance by Southam. (Alan McIlquham).

Highnam Woods     This afternoon birds included four Marsh Tits, three Nuthatches, a Treecreeper, five Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Green Woodpecker heard, two Pied Wagtails, five Long-tailed Tits, 151 Redwings, a Red Kite, a Raven heard and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

Marsh Tit 120220

Aylburton/Guscar Rocks     At high tide this morning birds included four Canada Geese, 34 Shelducks, 157 Wigeon, 120 Teal, a Grey Heron, four Oystercatchers, 11 RINGED PLOVERS (unusually early date), 102 Lapwings, 366 Golden Plovers, 241 Dunlin, nine Snipe, 355 Curlews, 60 Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper, 130 Black-headed Gulls and two Reed Buntings. (Barrie Mills/Mike Smart).

Lydney     From Lydney New Grounds up to Warth Brook (the beginning of Aylburton Common) birds included 11 Mallards, 14 Wigeon, 11 Teal, 286 Black-headed Gulls, four Cormorants, 109 Lapwings, seven Shelducks and three Oystercatchers. (Barrie Mills).

Walmore Common     Viewed from Chaxhill two Mute Swans, six Shelducks, ten Wigeon, a few Teal and 35 Common Gulls. (Mike Smart).

Minsterworth Ham     A Lapwing, 175 Black-headed Gulls, 20 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, ten Herring Gulls, 60 Fieldfares and a Chiffchaff singing. (Mike Smart).

Over     At Leadon behind Over Market 36 Mute Swans today but no sign of the Whoopers. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds today included two Mute Swans, two Canada Geese, 165 Wigeon, 200 Teal, 25 Mallards, 32 Pintails, 22 Shovelers, four Tufted Ducks, a Pochard, a Water Rail calling, 199 Lapwings, 28 Snipe and 75 Fieldfares. (Mike Smart).

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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