Saturday 16th January 2021

Cambridge/Slimbridge   Along the canal between Cambridge Arms Bridge and Patch Bridge a pair of GREAT WHITE EGRETS flew over, a Kingfisher and a Cormorant. In a field at SO728045 c15 Curlews, c30 Common Gulls and two Shelducks. In a field just off the canal at SO728041 a Grey Wagtail and c8 Pied Wagtails. (Dave Abrams & Hannah Willoughby).

Epney     A Barn Owl hunting at Lea Court Farm at the Epney end of Castle Lane viewed from the canal at 4:10pm. A Kingfisher just S of Parkend Bridge and a Stonechat near to Saul Marina. (MK).

Hardwicke    Two Little Grebes on the canal S of Sellars Bridge, also this morning a Kingfisher, a Grey Wagtail, three Mute Swans, a Green Woodpecker, a Bullfinch and a Raven. (Paul Masters).

Cotswold Water Park West     Three Goosanders (2m, 1f) on Pit 4 at South Cerney this afternoon. Also a Jay. (Bruce Kettle).

Cheltenham     Around The Hewletts and Northfield Farm Circular today birds included 15 Chaffinches, three Ravens, a Red Kite, a male Peregrine and two Great Spotted Woodpeckers. (Howard Smith).

Gloucester     At Linden today 300+ Jackdaws going to roost and two Coal Tits on garden feeders today. (Mo Croose-Johnson).

Ampney Crucis     A Red Kite, a Buzzard, a Goldcrest and eight Long-tailed Tits today. 12 Yellowhammers at Ampney St Peter. (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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