Friday 1st January 2021

Frampton     A drake Goldeneye on the canal just S of Fretherne Bridge until 10:30am at least. Displaying amongst a group of Mallards and domesticated ducks displaced from Saul Lodge pond. Also a Kingfisher further S and a Nuthatch calling from the churchyard and another by Fretherne Bridge. (MK).

Goldeneye by Mike King

Goldeneye by Mike King

Frampton pools     The regular roosting Tawny Owl at Court field still today. (Josh Adamms).

Fretherne     A Little Owl in Overton Lane today. (Josh Adamms).

Saul     5+ Cormorants at the Marina, a Little Grebe and three pairs of Mandarins N of Sandfield Bridge, two male Bullfinches, one either side of Sandfield Bridge and 60 Common Gulls on the flooded fields W of the canal. (MK).

Saul Warth     A CATTLE EGRET this morning, but flew inland and not relocated in the horse paddocks. (Eric Palmer).

Moreton Valence     Two Tawny Owls hooting in the dark near Parkend Bridge on the canal. Later two Buzzards, 19 Linnets and a female Bullfinch. (MK).

Stroud     Along the Stroudwater canal, a Chiffchaff at Capel’s Mill, c30 Siskins, four Mandarins and two Grey Wagtails. (Seb Buckton).

Cotswold Water Park West     On Pit 12 amongst commoner wildfowl a pair of Goldeneyes and a Goosander. On Coke’s Pit a Goosander and three female Shovelers. (Livvy Drake).

Cam    A male Blackcap near Cam Everlands, two Stock Doves at Holywell Orchid, a flyover Siskin by the River Cam and two Coal Tits. (Jonathan Bull).

Stonehouse   This morning two Kingfishers at Bond’s Mill and four Little Egrets in a flooded field at Beard’s Mill. (Nigel Birch). A Kingfishers on the canal opposite Boakes Drive and another around the Ocean. Two Little Grebes on the canal between the railway line and Bond’s Mill. (Paul Sutton).

Ampney Crucis & Ampney St Mary     A male Yellowhammer, nine Long-tailed Tits and a Greenfinch on feeders at Ampney Crucis. Five Redwings, four Fieldfares and a Pied Wagtail feeding in a field at Ampney St Mary. (Liz & Colin Kilpatrick).

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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