Wednesday 30th December 2020

Minsterworth Ham     Adult and immature Whooper Swans today. (Andy Jayne).

Slimbridge     Nine CATTLE EGRETS still in fields around the Tudor Arms today. (Paul Masters/Neil Smart).

Frampton     At Splatt Bridge this morning a Stonechat, a Blackcap, a Kingfisher and a Water Rail and two CATTLE EGRETS flew S along the canal. (Gordon Hodgson).

Bourton-on-the-Water     The redhead Goosander now on the northernmost pit, some paths are impassable due to flooding. 15 Little Egrets, 20 Pied Wagtails and 40 Meadow Pipits feeding on the flooded field between Rissington Road and the south pit. 94 Wigeon, a Water Rail and a Kingfisher on the south pit. (Andy Lewis/Rita Gerry).

Cleeve Hill     A Barn Owl hunting on the edge of the hill at 4:21pm. (Duncan Dine).

Elmstone Hardwicke     A Goshawk flew over high S at 1:15pm. (Jeremy Squire).

Moreton-in-Marsh     Three Siskins (2m, 1f), a male Brambling, 16 Goldfinches in the garden at Draycott. (Hanna Middleton).

Longney     Birds this afternoon included three Stonechats (2m, 1f), three Meadow Pipits, 40 Fieldfares, 11 Redwings, 13 House Sparrows, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Grey Heron and a Cormorant. (John Fletcher).

Standish Wood     Birds included five Stock Doves back at a nest site, four Redwings, a Nuthatch and four Coal Tits. (Dot Jones).

Cotswold Water Park West    Male and female Goldeneye and nine Red Crested Pochards on Pit 12 with c125 Tufted Ducks and c35 Pochards. Also four Goosanders, two Pintails, c20 Shovelers, c45 Wigeon, a Grey Wagtail and two Stonechats around the Park. (Cas & Luther Hambling).

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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