Tuesday 9th February 2021

Walmore Common     A male Goosander briefly late morning was just the second ever here and the first for 40 years. (Andy Jayne).

Lower Rea     Adult and juvenile WHOOPER SWANS still on Corn Ham/Minsterworth Ham viewed from the benches at Lower Rea across the river at SO 80412 15648, also ten Mute Swans, c100 Pintails, c50 Wigeon, three Shelducks, a Bar-headed Goose, a Buzzard and two Ravens. (Paul Masters). A pair of Wigeon and four Coots on Hempsted floods and 100+ Lapwings across the river. (MK).

Tewkesbury     Along the Severn Way a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a pair of Oystercatchers, a pair of Wigeon, a Buzzard, a Cormorant and Fieldfares. (Les Ditchburn).

Winchcombe    At Hayle’s Fruit Farm this morning 300+ Fieldfares, ten Redwings, 20 Chaffinches, four Bramblings, six Long-tailed Tits, a Yellowhammer and a Jay. (Dave Clarke).

Cotswold Water Park East    12 Dunlins on flooded arable fields near Kempsford this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Gloucester    At 1:35 pm, an adult female Sparrowhawk perched briefly on a house chimney in Millers Green Courtyard next to the Cathedral. (Nikki Smith). At Lansdown Road this morning eight Lesser Redpolls feeding on silver birch. (Laurence Lucas).

Cheltenham     A drake Mandarin still on Park Campus lake today. (Ken & Jenny Heron). A Grey Wagtail visiting two ponds in the garden throughout January up to today. (Philip Hasler).

Grey Wagtail by Philip Hasler

Prestbury    At lunchtime a female Stonechat along the footpath at the bottom (west) of Noverton Farm in the new horse paddocks. (Ken Heron).

Southam     Two Ravens on the ground in the garden feeding off mackerel scraps this afternoon. (Graham Ruffles).

Kingswood    45-50 Redwings in Loxley solicitors field today. 16+ Goldfinches, a male Bullfinch and a Kingfisher through the garden. (Tom McCarthy).

Lower Chedworth     This morning a pair of Ravens, a pair of Buzzards, two Red Kites and a pair of Bullfinches. (Harvey Sherwood).

Stonehouse/Eastington   A Little Egret at Millend Lane and three Grey Herons nearby. Three Grey Wagtails and a Kingfisher at Pike Lock/Bridge. A Fieldfare with 20 Redwings at Cress Green. A Raven on a pylon near the Sewage Works. From Eastington to the Sewage Works along the River Frome a Dipper, a Grey Wagtail, two Chiffchaffs, a Cormorant and a Bullfinch. At Bonds Mill a Little Egret, five Grey Herons, a Grey Wagtail,  two Dippers and c50 Siskins over in two groups. At the Ocean a Treecreeper and seven Long-tailed Tits together. (Nigel Birch/Bob Hindle/Josh Adamms/Paul Sutton).

Chalford     Along the canal two Kingfishers and three Goldcrests today. (Josh Adamms).

Goldcrest by Josh Adamms

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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