Sunday 27th December 2020

Cotswold Water Park East     The first-year male RING-NECKED DUCK still present on Pit 127 at noon. (Duncan Dine).

Ring-necked Duck by Duerden Cormack (taken 24th)

Cheltenham     A drake Goosander on Pittville Park boating lake this morning, favouring the area around the island. (Tom Mabbett/John Sanders).

Longlevens     A Red Kite flew slowly W over the church at 9:50am. (Andy Jayne).

WWT Slimbridge     A juvenile Tundra Bean Goose on the Rushy this morning. Unfortunately the hides are closed currently but it maybe visible on the webcam. Later the Tundra Bean Goose was touring the fields with Greylags and an adult Pink-footed Goose. Probably worth checking Greylag flocks in the entrance road fields. (Martin McGill).

Frampton pools     A female Goldeneye, 145 Tufted Ducks, two Shovelers, 24 Gadwalls, ten Mallards, three Teal, a Shelduck, three Cetti’s Warblers, a Kingfisher, 28 Cormorants, a Water Rail, two Siskins, two Nuthatches, a Tawny Owl, a male Blackcap and 40+ Golden Plovers over. Over the garden a CATTLE EGRET, six Little Egrets, 12 Cormorants, a Snipe and three Mute Swans. In the garden a female Blackcap, two Coal Tits, 22 Starlings and seven Long-tailed Tits. (Nick Goatman).

South Cerney     A male and female Stonechat, a Green Woodpecker and 50+ Fieldfares. (Bruce Kettle).

Forest of Dean     A Goshawk at Nagshead this afternoon. (Geoff Fawcett).

Lydney     This morning 92 Wigeon, 52 Lapwings, five Curlews, c30 Shelducks and two Cetti’s Warblers. (Dan Watson).

Stanley Downton     At the Sewage Treatment Works (SO 79211 04712) three Chiffchaffs, one of which was possibly Siberian. Probably the same bird was seen here on December 20th by Paul Sutton. Also a Kingfisher. (Duerden Cormack).

Possible Siberian Chiffchaff by Duerden Cormack

Stinchcombe Hill     At least 120 Greenfinches roosted this evening. (James Robinson).

Ampney Crucis    A male and female Yellowhammer and a Red Kite over. (Liz & Colin Kilpatrick).

Tuffley     In the garden today male and female Blackcap, two Grey Wagtails and three Pied Wagtails. (John Fletcher).

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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