Saturday 5th December 2020

Cotswold Water Park East     Three RING-NECKED DUCKS, an adult male, an immature male and a female, still on Pit 125, Bowmoor Sailing Lake, first thing this morning, later relocating to Pit 127. Also a Mandarin, four Chiffchaffs and two Egyptian Geese. (Nigel Pleass/Ian Ralphs). An OTTER on Pit 114 with a large Crayfish. (Ian Ralphs). A White-fronted Goose with Greylags in a field south of Pit 75 at 11:15am, before moving into Wiltshire. (Mark Gurney).

Gloucester    The male BLACK REDSTART showing well again today on the  South Transept of Gloucester Cathedral. Two Peregrines on the S side of the tower. (Mike Teesdale/Richard Tyler/Paul Clark/Gareth Jones).

WWT Slimbridge     A ringtail HEN HARRIER over the Top New Piece seen from the Estuary Tower. Also the red wing-tagged Marsh Harrier there and two Peregrines on the estuary. (Nick Skilbeck/Paul Masters/Magnus Carter). A BITTERN, a Water Rail and a Cetti’s Warbler in the reedbed in front of Zeiss hide. (Magnus Carter). Three CATTLE EGRETS in the Decoy this morning. (Dot Jones). Three Water Rails from Willow hide. (Paul Cousins).

Water Rail by Paul Cousins

Curlews by Paul Cousins

Newnham-on-Severn     A Whooper Swan on the E bank of the Severn viewed from Newnham church at 11:15am. (Lewis Thomson).

Chipping Campden     A Peregrine flew low W over the High Street. (Julian Bennett).

Frampton     N of Splatt Bridge Shelducks, five Lapwings, a Little Egret, a Grey Heron, a Kingfisher, Fieldfares and a male Goosander this morning. (Mike Davis).

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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