Saturday 23rd January 2021

Cotswold Water Park West     At Pit 16 roost this evening a first-winter CASPIAN GULL and two Yellow-legged Gulls, an adult and a second winter. (Rich Hearn). A Green Sandpiper and a Redwing flock in Cerney Wick this afternoon. (Nigel Gardener/Chris Snook).

Green Sandpiper by Chris Snook

Along the canal footpath from Cricklade to South Cerney 50 Redwings feeding in a field, two Grey Wagtails and a Roe Deer. (Bruce Kettle).

Grey Wagtail by Bruce Kettle

Stroud     A Red Kite circling over Bath Road at 11:25am. (Colin Greenfield).

Winchcombe     A Red Kite this morning. (Phil Cull).

Gloucester    The male BLACK REDSTART still at Gloucester Cathedral today. Also two Peregrines there. (Gareth Jones). At Alney Island a Stonechat and a Cormorant today. (Simon Hart).

Frampton pools     A Tawny Owl, a pair of Pintail, a juvenile male Goldeneye, 75 Tufted Ducks, 25 Gadwalls, six Shovelers, a Raven, three Nuthatches, 13 Song Thrushes, two Bramblings, 150+ Chaffinches, 30+ Linnets, 17 Reed Buntings, 45 Skylarks and 86 Stock Doves today. (Nick Goatman).

Frocester     A ringed Goshawk wearing jesses in a field on the edge of Frocester today. (Dave Abrams & Hannah Willoughby).

Goshawk by Dave Abrams

Quedgeley to Netheridge via Lower Rea     Birds included a pair of Teal, a Green Sandpiper heard, 35 Fieldfares, 23 Redwings, three Meadow Pipits, five Pied Wagtails, 12 Linnets, a flock of 16 Magpies, a Raven, a female Great Spotted Woodpecker and three Buzzards. (MK).

Sandhurst    Ten Blackcaps in a mistletoe-laden orchard this morning. Also a Chiffchaff and Stonechat. (Andy Jayne).

Stonehouse    A Kingfisher near Nutshell Bridge, two Goldcrest, two Chiffchaffs, a Grey Heron and a male Kestrel at the water treatment works. A few Pied Wagtails and Chaffinches and a small flock of Greenfinches. Four Grey Herons and a Little Egret in a field near Beard’s Mill. 15+ Redwings around, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Green Woodpecker heard. (Paul Sutton).

Kingfisher by Paul Sutton

Dursley     A male Blackcap on the bird table at Whiteway today. (Phil Pope).

Ampney Crucis     A 80 Redwings, 40 Fieldfares and ten Starlings today. (Liz & Colin Kilpatrick).

Ampney St Mary     A Kestrel, 40 Linnets, a male Yellowhammer, eight Golden Plovers and three Skylarks 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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