Thursday 31st December 2020

Gloucester    A male and a female BLACK REDSTART seen on the S side of Gloucester Cathedral today between 2pm and 3pm. (Sara Baldwin).

Black Redstart by Sara Baldwin

Black Redstart by Sara Baldwin

Black Redstart by Sara Baldwin

Cotswolds    Three Short-eared Owls hunting late afternoon at a new site. (Duncan Dine).

Short-eared Owl by Duncan Dine

Purton     A Barn Owl near to the waterworks today. (Josh Adamms).

Stonehouse    Along Horsemarling Lane today two Little Owls sunning themselves, three Greenfinches, dozens of Redwings, a Fieldfare, a Chaffinch, a Goldfinch and a Grey Wagtail. (Alan Jones).

Saul     A drake Goldeneye on Saul Lodge pond today. (Gordon Hodgson).

Brockworth     A Raven in Tesco car park again today. (Paul Masters).

Ozleworth     This morning 103 Golden Plovers and 18 Lapwings in a field next to Symonds Hall Farm near the junction of the A4135 and B4058. (Vic Polley).

Ampney Crucis & Ampney St Mary     A Yellowhammer, eight Fieldfares, four Redwings, 70 Starlings, a Kestrel, three Long-tailed Tits and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Liz & Colin Kilpatrick).

Hawling      Two male Kestrels seen with vole prey in snowy fields this afternoon. (Roger Wasley).

Kestrel by Roger Wasley

Tewkesbury     At Mythe Brook, viewed from Shuthonger, six Shelducks, 375+ Wigeon, 15 Teal, 30 Mallards, ten Pintails and ten Shovelers. (Mike Smart).

Upham Meadow     Viewed from Summer Leasow, W side, five Mute Swans, 200 Canada Geese, 247 Wigeon, 15 Teal, 12 Shovelers, a Tufted Ducks and four Pied Wagtails. (Mike Smart).

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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