Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Lower Rea    A pair of Stonechats still in the first field on the left after Rea Bridge. Along the river seven Cormorants roosting, a Raven and a Green Woodpecker. At Netheridge Farm 12 Teal, a pair of Bullfinches and another Green Woodpecker. On Corn Ham, Minsterworth viewed from the benches at Lower Rea across the river at SO 80412 15648 this afternoon 100+ Pintails, 30+ Wigeon, 30+ Shovelers, a Mute Swan, 200+ Lapwings, 20+ Golden Plovers and 12 Dunlins. (MK).

Green Woodpecker by Mike King

Minsterworth Ham     Two WHOOPER SWANS still today. Also 24 Shelducks, 42 Shovelers, 24 Gadwalls, 280 Wigeon, 350 Pintails, 180 Teal, 12 Golden Plovers, 25+ Dunlins, a Sparrowhawk, a Peregrine, six Ravens, a Chiffchaff, 370 Fieldfares, a Stonechat and a feral Bar-headed Goose. (Andy Jayne).

Gloucester    The male BLACK REDSTART showing well on the Cathedral at lunchtime. (Paul Clark). 50000+ Starlings gathering to roost at Sudmeadow this evening. Also a male Sparrowhawk. (Gordon Avery). At Lansdown Road six Lesser Redpolls again feeding on a silver birch. (Laurence Lucas). A FIRECREST again at the bottom of Rendcomb Close, Abbeymead in leylandii hedge, across the stream. Also two Grey Wagtails. (Sam Walker).

Cheltenham    Two Mandarins on the small island on Park Campus lake at midday today. (David Norman).

Mandarins by David Norman

Stratton     A male Brambling in the garden again today. (Ken Cservenka).

Bourton-on-the-Water     11 Little Egrets in the horse paddocks by the traffic lights. (Andy Lewis).

Quedgeley     A male Blackcap in the garden today in Kingsway. (Sandra Weir).

Blackcap by Sandra Weir

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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