Friday 15th January 2021

Frampton     At Splatt Bridge this morning a ‘new’ immature male MARSH HARRIER hunting over the 100-acre, three Stonechats, 200 Golden Plovers over S, 60+ Dunlins over the river, eight Snipe and a JACK SNIPE in the reedbed. (Gordon Hodgson).

Gloucester     A male BLACK REDSTART still on the Cathedral today. (Andy Jayne).

Kingscote     103 Golden Plovers in a field adjoining the A4135 at ST803965. (Vic Polley).

Ozleworth     170 Golden Plovers and 16 Lapwings in a field next to Symonds Hall Farm at the B4058/A4135 junction. (Vic Polley).

Chipping Campden     A Peregrine flew S over High Street at 3:30pm. (Julian Bennett).

Witcombe Reservoirs     Birds today included two Mute Swans, 28 Mallards, five Tufted Ducks, two Little Grebes, three Great Crested Grebes, eight Cormorants, six Moorhens, 35 Coots, a Mistle Thrush, two Ravens and 12 Siskins. (Gordon Avery).

Shab Hill     240 Golden Plovers on winter cereals at 12:30pm. (Gordon Avery).

Chalford Hill     A Lesser Redpoll in an apple tree in the garden at 2pm today. Also a ringed male Blackcap. (Rachel Witcombe).

Wotton-under-Edge     Four Lesser Redpolls feeding on alders close to the entrance of Nind Reserve today. (Dave Emery).

Hardwicke     A Kingfisher flying and perching along Shorn Brook, Sticky Lane today. (Sue Beynon).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A possible Siberian Chiffchaff tonight at the hide. (Jeremy Squire).

Quedgeley    A Little Egret on Dimore Brook again, along the canal S to Sandfield Bridge two Stonechats, two Kingfishers, a Coot, two Kestrels, 53 Common Gulls and near Parkend Bridge the Bar-headed Goose. (Paul Masters).

Ampney St Peter     A Red Kite and a Buzzard today. (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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