Monday 1st February 2021

Lower Rea     An adult and a juvenile WHOOPER SWAN still this morning on Corn Ham, Minsterworth viewed from the benches at Lower Rea across the river at SO 80412 15648. (Andy Chapman).

Lechlade     A BITTERN flew over the house this evening. (Tom Uridge).

Cheltenham    A Mandarin on the lake in Hatherley Park yesterday and again today. (David Norman). Along Northfield Reservoir Lane 12 Long-tailed Tits and a Treecreeper. In Northfield Farm fields a Goldcrest, a Jay and 12 Chaffinches. In Arle Grove two Coal Tits, a Goldcrest and two Treecreepers. Along the road where it follows the Cotswold Way 15 Grey Partridges. At Paradise Farm 15 Chaffinches, 40 Redwings, seven Goldfinches and two Buzzards. At the Relief Pond behind Cheltenham Cemetery ten Goldfinches, a Song Thrush and a female Stonechat. Also a Muntjac today. (Howard Smith).

Muntjac by Howard Smith

Gloucester    A huge murmuration of Starlings over the Severn at 4:50pm dusk, viewed from Westgate Street looking W towards Minsterworth. (Nikki Smith).

Horsley     A Red Kite flying S over Tickmorend ST 839982 at 2:35pm today. (David Bullock).

Hardwicke     S of Sellars Bridge a Jay on the canal bank, mimicking a buzzard calling. (Sue Beynon).

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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