Tuesday 15th December 2020

Hazleton     40 Corn Buntings and 400 Starlings over a field of stubble today. (Andy Lewis).

Frampton/Saul Warth     At Splatt Bridge today a Goosander flew S, five Redshanks, two Stonechats and an immature Peregrine. A Greenshank still present yesterday, also a CATTLE EGRET and 40 Snipe at Saul Warth. (Gordon Hodgson).

Whittington     At the crossroads at the base of Cleeve Hill near Whittington at SO993226 two Red Kites and two Buzzards. At Puckham Woods at midday a covey of 12 Red-legged Partridges at SP008215. At Arle Grove near Whittington SO995215 birds included two Goldcrests, five Nuthatches, ten Chaffinches, 60+ Redwing, a Raven and three Buzzards. (Howard Smith).

Forest of Dean    Mid morning a Hawfinch and a Marsh Tit at a puddle at Parkend church. (Bettie Sloane). 28+ Goosanders at Woorgreens Lake today. (Paul Clark). 1+ Tawny Owl calling at 3:30am at Mitcheldean. (Chris Keeling).

Cobney Meadows     WeBS count today included five Canada Geese, a Shelduck, a Gadwall, 25 Wigeon and five Shovelers. Also two Meadow Pipits, 200 Starlings and 40 Fieldfares feeding on the grass. (Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     WeBS count today included 29 Mute Swans, a Wigeon, a Little Egret and three Snipe. Also a Buzzard, a Grey Wagtail and a Pied Wagtail. (Mike Smart).

Maisemore     Two Sparrowhawks sparring briefly above the line of poplars near the weir, late morning. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

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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