Tuesday 29th December 2020

Cotswold Water Park East     The drake RING-NECKED DUCK and two Egyptian Geese still at Pit 127 today. (Jeremy Voaden).

Calmsden     Five Grey Partridges N of Calmsden at SP045096. (Jeremy Voaden).

Slimbridge     Nine CATTLE EGRETS in the field next to the Tudor Arms again but one flew SE at 9:42am also 50+ Pied Wagtails. (Paul Masters).

Walmore Common     The CACKLING GOOSE again today until 1pm at least. (Andy Jayne/Keith Colcombe).

Ampney Crucis & Ampney St Mary     50 Fieldfares, 50 Redwings, 25 Pied Wagtails, 50 Starlings and a Red Kite near Poulton. (Liz & Colin Kilpatrick).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood storage lake birds included a pair of Stonechats, a Reed Bunting, 11 Teal, eight Mallards, a Grey Heron, 25+ Redwings, five Chaffinches and 20+ Goldfinches. Also 7 or 8 waders, flushed by a dog from the reeds and only seen briefly in flight, were probably Redshanks. (Caroline Quinn).

Witcombe Reservoirs    Nine Greylags, two Mute Swans, a drake Mandarin, 28 Mallards, a Tufted Duck, four Little Grebes, three Great Crested Grebes, eight Cormorants, three Moorhens, 41 Coots, 24 Black-headed Gulls, a Common Gull, a Sparrowhawk and a Buzzard. (Gordon Avery).

Duntisbourne Leer     125 Chaffinches and a Brambling today. (Duncan Dine).

Winchcombe    500+ Fieldfares, five Cormorants and 30 Siskins at Hayle’s Fruit Farm today. (Dave Clarke).

Churchdown     Birds seen on farmland just S of Staverton Airport included a male Kestrel, four Yellowhammers and c20 Fieldfares. (Steve Mockford).

Highnam Woods     This afternoon birds included a Nuthatch, five Long-tailed Tits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Pied Wagtail and two Ravens heard calling. (John Fletcher).

Stonehouse    On the Stroudwater Canal two Kingfishers, one near Nutshell bridge and one at Townsend behind Little Angels, two Little Grebes between The Ocean and Bonds Mill, a Raven over and five distant Cormorants on pylons towards Churchend. (Paul Sutton).

Cam/Dursley     Along the River Cam this morning a Dipper, a Grey Wagtail, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Sparrowhawk. (Mike Davis).

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park, garden birds included two Redwings, a Coal Tit, four
Long-tailed Tits and a male Blackcap today. (Steve Brown).

Nailsworth     At Worley Ridge garden birds included 20+ House Sparrows, a Coal Tit, two Nuthatches, two Goldfinches, a Wren, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Greenfinches, the first for years and several Redwings and Fieldfares in the orchard next door. (Mike Kom).

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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